How to Submit Your Website sitemap to Google?

We have already shown   How to get your site website verified with Google in one of our articles.Once your site is verified with Google, there are a couple of things you can do to improve your search presence.

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But the most important thing to make your blog website search friendly is to add a sitemap using Google Search Console.Before getting into the details of how to submit a sitemap, it is important to understand what a sitemap is and why it is important to submit a sitemap to Search engines.

What is a Sitemap?

A sitemap is an XML file that contains all the links of your blog. This file helps crawlers to find all of the URLs of your blog. There are many parameters that a crawler will follow while it will go through your blog, such as number of posts, size of a post, no of images there are in post.In short, a sitemap is a complete index of your blog that you want search engine bots to see.Eventually, it will crawl all the links of your website and start indexing it.

How to Create a Sitemap for a WordPress Blog?

People who are using WordPress as their blogging platform can use plugging to generate the sitemap XML file.One of the Popular Plugin which will help you in generating sitemap is Yoast SEO. Besides, the other benefits, this plugin will update itself automatically every time a new post is published in your website.So you will need to resubmit a sitemap every time you post a new article.

People who are using WordPress as their blogging platform can use plugging to generate the sitemap XML file.One of the Popular Plugin which will help you in generating sitemap is Yoast SEO. Besides, the other benefits, this plugin will update itself automatically every time a new post is published in your website.So you will need to resubmit a sitemap every time you post a new article.

Submitting the Sitemap File in Google Search Console.

You have already verified your site using Google Search Console.Now you will need to come here again and submit your website sitemap.Click on the “Add a Sitemap” button.

Here you can submit the sitemap that you have generated earlier and click on the Submit Sitemap button.It might take some time for Google to crawl and index your blog if your blog is new and you have generated the sitemap recently.There is a dedicated section for Indexing and Crawling withing Google Search Console where you can check how many links have been crawled and indexed by Google Search Console.

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