Thursday, 6 August 2015

How To Create And Submit An XML Sitemap To Google Webmasters

What is an XML sitemap?

An XML Sitemap  file is like a directory of all web pages that exist on your website or blog. Search engines like Google and Bing use these sitemap files to discover pages on your site that the search bots may have otherwise missed during regular crawling.

FREE XML sitemap generator for blogger

This sitemap generator at  will create a complete XML sitemap of your Blogger blog that includes all of your blog posts and not just the recently published blog posts. It worked for me. Try it out. 

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This is the site map that I generated with

# Blogger Sitemap generated on 2015.08.06
User-agent: *
Disallow: /search
Allow: /


How to submit a sitemap that you just generated

  • Go To Google Webmasters and sign into the Search Console.
  • You will be taken to the Dashboard page.
  • On the left, you will see a list which includes:
  •  message
  • search appearance

  • search traffic
  • search index

  • You will see list of all blogs that you created at blogger on the upper right of the page -          select the blog to which the site map will be added.
  • Click the ADD/TEST SITEMAP button

Add/Test Sitemap 

  • Add only the area from atom as in atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=500   in the empty blank space.
  • Click "Submit Sitemap". 
  • Repeat this step for remaining sitemaps until you have finished submitting all the sitemaps that you generated.
Source:Google Search Console

NB: this is the 2015 version. Google may update the page. 

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