A sitemap is an XML file that contains the list of all pages and posts in your blog. Sitemap improves your blog crawling rate and it also helps search engines to index your blog posts. For you to get more organic click from Google search, Yahoo and Bing you must add sitemap to your blog so that your posts can appear on Google search when a visitors search for a related keyword to your posts. Submitting a sitemap to search engines will tell the search engines about your blog and its contents. Read Also: To 5 Lucrative Business You Can Do Online
However, the Blogger’s default sitemap contains only 26 recent posts of your blog. You can check your Blogger sitemap here. http://yourblogname.blogspot.com/atom.xml?redirect=false
Replace the red color with your blog name in the above URL. So, here we are going to see all the steps to submit Blogger sitemap (which contains all your blog URL) to Google Search Console, Bing Webmaster Tools, and Yahoo.
After successfully creating a sitemap for a website, the sitemap must be submitted to main search engines manually. I will show you the step by step to submit sitemap to search engine sites. Submitting to Google, Bing, and Yahoo separately is worth it and does not take much time. Learn Simple Trick To Increase Your Twitter Followers
Submitting sitemaps to Google.
The first step is to verify the site. Google will not accept any sitemap without approving the site it is designated for initially.
Sign in to Google Webmaster Tools just like you log in into other Google features.
Press “Add a Site” or ''Start Now'' and provide the URL to Google site in the pop-up box. Then press continue.
On the page that opens afterwards, press the radio button right after “Add Meta Tag.”
Copy the Meta tag from the instructions box. We’ll use this later.
Open a new tab in the browser and open the site you wish to verify.
Press “More Actions” and click “Manage the Site” from the list.
Click the General from the tabs which is located right under Site Setting tab.
Now the Meta tag copied from the instructions box should be pasted in the place right next to Verification. See How I Make Over $5000 From Affiliate Marketing
Save the changes.
Go to Webmaster Tools where the Meta tag was copied from.
The second step is to submit the sitemap to the Google.
Go to Webmaster Tools site.
Select the site of the sitemap.
Click Site Configuration-> Sitemaps.
Click Add/Test Sitemap which is located in top right corner.
In the box that pops up, paste the following code:
Submit the sitemap.
The sitemap is now successfully submitted.
Steps to Submit Blogger Sitemap to Google
If the first step look confused to you, please use the second step below to submit the sitemap to the Google.
· Log into your Google Search Console.
· Click on the blog name for which you want to add the sitemap.
· Go to Crawl > Sitemaps.
· Click on the “ADD/TEST SITEMAP” at the upper right of the screen. In the small box, copy and paste the following code.
· Click on "Submit Sitemap" button. Refresh the page.
That’s it. You’ve successfully submitted the sitemap to the Google Search Console. Remember the above sitemap will work for 500 blog posts. Learn How To Manage Your Money And Stay Out Of Debts
If your blogger blog has more than 500 articles, then you need to submit one more sitemap with the following code (the steps to add sitemap is same).
If you’ve more than 1000 posts, then you need to submit another sitemap with the following code.
I hope you’ve successfully added the sitemap to Google. Leave a comment below if you have any problem adding sitemap to Google.
In my next post I will show you also the simple steps to add Blogger sitemap to Bing Webmaster Tools and Yahoo. Please share this post with your friends on social media. Facebook, Twitter, What'sApp and Instagram https://www.egwunutshellblog.com
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