It’s not often one can say they contributed to 32% of the web, but yes today is that day. I’m proud to have been part of the HumanMade team that worked with Google on the first iteration of the effort to bring sitemap functionality into WordPress!
Sitemaps help WordPress sites become more discoverable by providing search engines with a map of content that should be indexed.Pascal Birchler – https://make.wordpress.org/core/2020/06/10/merge-announcement-extensible-core-sitemaps/
WordPress 5.5 might ship sitemaps out of the box, and will make millions of sites easier to index, and provide a foundation for plugin authors to extend.
This should help increase the relevancy of information from WordPress sites in search engines.