It is important to submit the sitemap of any blog or website to the search console to improve search results pages, and also analyze the SEO. With the help of webmaster tools, you can keep an eye on keywords that are ranking and improve their rank. In this article we’ll discuss about how to find inbuild XML sitemap of Blogger blog and submit it to the Google Search Console.
Why to submit the sitemap to search engine?
The XML sitemap is the roadmap of a website, it consists the lists of all content published on the website. If website is not interlinked properly, then the sitemap helps the search engine to find all the content. So that orphan content can also rank.
What is a sitemap: As the name suggests, it is a website or blog map. It will create a complete mapping of the website that contains all pages and posts mapping in it. The sitemap is of two kinds:
- XML sitemap for Search Engine Like Google Search Console, Bing Webmaster Tool, Yandex Search Engine.
- HTML sitemap for the users.
XML sitemap: is for the webmaster or search console. That maps the complete website. And in this article, we’ll learn how to submit that map to the search console so that the search engine can show our website results in its search results. Search console collects data from all sitemaps it has and displays results according to the user’s search.
How sitemap works: When a new post or page is published to the website, that page or post automatically be added to the sitemap. And that sitemap ping to search engine that “Hey what are you doing, there is one new page index it”. The Search Engine reply back, ok, I’m coming. Then the search engine crawls that new pages or posts.
So we’ve to perform following two steps
- Generate an XML sitemap for the Blogger blog
- Submit this sitemap to the Google Search Console
Generate XML Sitemap for Blogger Blog:
The XML sitemap is inbuilt with the Blogger blog. We only have to access that by adding sitemap.xml or sitemap-pages.xml at the end of your blog URL.
Suppose the blog URL is xyz.blogspot.com, then the sitemap for the post will be https://xyz.blogspot.com/sitemap.xml, and for pages will be https://xyz.blogspot.com/sitemap-pages.xml.
If you still can’t find the inbuild XML sitemap of Blogger Generate XML sitemap for Blogger blog.
Also, check your blog post-sitemap entering robots.txt at the end of the Blogger homepage URL i.e. https://xyz.blogspot.com/robots.txt.
Submit Blogger XML sitemap to Google Search Console
Submit the Blogger XML sitemap file to Google Search Console or erstwhile Google webmaster tool to increase organic traffic. Go to Google Search Console click on Start Now, as shown below.
Now this page redirects to Google Search Console and if the blog/website is already verified. Then go to the sitemap option provided in the left-hand side menu, as shown below.
- Click on sitemaps
- enter sitemaps for posts and pages.
- Submit the above two sitemaps one by one.
- The sitemap successfully submitted to the Google Search Console.
Now all process is done, it might show the number of posts or pages of the website or may show processing data.
After Google Search Console, another second-largest webmaster tool is from Microsoft is Bing. Learn what the Bing Webmaster tool is and how to submit a sitemap to it.
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