How to add a site map to google webmasters for better SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

What is a sitemap and why does we need it ?

A Map is the best guide to track the route before you move on it. similarly, to get tracking of your site for Google search results we need to set up a sitemap first. this procedure helps in indexing site pages to Google which gives results when search is made for similar content.

basics-for-SEO >> For more better SEO you need some more things to do for your site. check here…

Now, here you will know how to create and submit a sitemap to Google, so that Google can easily index our own very site or blog.

Things required to generate a sitemap and submit to Google webmaster tools

1. Internet Connection To Submit Sitemap – (ha ha ha) okay, Jokes Apart.

2. We Need to have a server support and authentication so that we can upload file to site server or directory (WordPress users can easily use plugin – Google Sitemap Generator).

3. Finally, capability of reading and following the simple procedure step by step.

Step 1 – Creating a Sitemap using Google Sitemap Generator

1. Download and Upload the plugin folder of Google Sitemap Generator to your WordPress plugins Directory or simply use add new option to install this very plugin.

2. Now, Install the Plugin and activate it.

3. go to: Settings -> XML-Sitemap -> Update Options -> Manual build sitemap for the first time. (Newbie See Step by Step)

> See how to submit a site map for other static websites

Step 2 – Submitting the Sitemap To Google Webmaster Tools

  1. Login to your google webmastertools account
  2. Click on add a Site button on the right side. (skip this step if you have already added)
  3. Then click over the site name which needs a sitemap to be submitted.
  4. now choose 3rd column showing sitemaps on the right.
  5. click on the add/test sitemap button on the right.
  6. give the path of the sitemap {eg. siteurl is by default and after /sitemap.xml}
  7. then you can test sitemap if you want to test the url provided.
  8. Finally, click submit sitemap.
  9. It’s Done.

Now, Google is with the url’s data of your site and will be displaying in verified search results.

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