Submit your sitemap to Google Search Console and rank your website or blog in Search Engine.
What is a sitemap: As the name suggests, it is a website or blog map. It will create a complete mapping of your website that contains all your 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 map your 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. You can refer to this article for more about sitemap.
How sitemap works: When you write a new page or page, it will 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, coming”. Then the search engine crawls your new pages or posts.
Generate XML Sitemap for Blogger Blog:
You don’t need to generate a sitemap from any external source. The sitemap is already present in the Blogger blog. But you only have to access that, where that originally is. For that, you’ve to access the sitemap, and the solution is that you can access it by adding sitemap.xml or sitemap-pages.xml at the end of your blog URL.
Suppose your 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.
You can 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 you’ll redirect to Google Search Console and if your 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.
- You’ll see sitemap will successfully be submitted to the Google Search Console.
Now all process is done, it might show the number of posts or pages you already submitted or may show processing data.