How To Submit Blogger Sitemap To Google Search Console?
You may not know how search engines function and how to view your website in the Google search results to drive traffic to your blog if you’ve just started your blogging career.
If you can help Google to find your blog, you can show your website in Google’s search for free.
You should know about Google Search Console (formerly known as Google Webmaster Tools) in order to do that.
Search Console is a free tool,provided by Google that allows you to view (index or crawl your website) your website in Google search results.
This tool also allows you to enhance your blog’s crawling pace.
A few easy things are all you have to do.
First of all, you have to check that you are the owner of the website in the Google Search Console.
And, the second and most significant task is to apply the search console to your blog / website sitemap.
Here, I will direct you through step-by – step techniques on how to apply a Google Search Console website sitemap.
But, before that, we need to explain what a sitemap actually is, and why it’s necessary to submit a sitemap to your blog.
You should link to this post on the Kissmetrics blog to check the website ownership on the Search Console.
So, let’s get started without much further ado.
What is a Sitemap?
A sitemap is, as the phrase sounds, simply a chart of your website.
New blogs are usually left out as Google crawlers go around the web indexing fresh web pages in their database, as only a few or no websites connect to them and they are not aware of the sitemap thing.
A sitemap is either an XML or an HTML file containing all the pages’ URLs inside your blog.
While the HTML sitemap helps your visitors navigate through your blog, the search engine crawlers are often supported by an XML sitemap.
It allows search engine crawlers to find all the URLs on your website and link them to their database when uploading an XML Sitemap to Google Search Console.
There are various parts of a sitemap that affect your blog’s crawling rate, such as the size of your sitemap, the number of URLs in your sitemap, the priority indexing of pages on your blog, the frequency of updating, etc.
Now that you are aware of the sitemap and its meaning, let ‘s move on to the next steps.
Submit Blogger Sitemap To Google Search Console
Below is the full procedure you need to follow in order to upload to the Google Search Console your blogspot blog sitemap.
This tutorial is classified into 2 parts.
Submission of blog posts’ sitemap
- No 1: Sign into your account with the Google Search Console.
- No 2: Pick the appropriate blog for which you want to upload a sitemap.
- No 3: Click on Sitemaps under the Crawl section on the left side of the page.
Step 4: Now, at the top-right corner of the page, click on Add/Test Sitemap button.
Step 5: Add the below code in the provided text field.
This is the sitemap code for your blogger blog that you need to add.
Step 6: Press “Submit Sitemap” button.
Step 7: Refresh the page.
Congratulations! You have completed the process of submitting a sitemap for your blog.
Note: The sitemap above will only operate for 500 posts. If you’ve written more than 500 posts on your blog, you need to add another sitemap.
The whole process is going to be the same, but you need to add this code at this stage.
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It’s that. By uploading the sitemap for blog posts, you are done.Let’s switch now to the 2nd component , i.e. submitting a sitemap for static blogspot sites.
Please share your views with me on the effects of adding the sitemap and let me know in the comments if you need any help in submitting your blog sitemap.