Sunday, August 18, 2019

How to add a Sitemap to Google search Console for Blogger

Submitting a Sitemap to Search console for Blogger



If you are a beginner and new to blogging, and started a new blog and are searching for:

How to add a Sitemap to Google Search Console?

Then you are at the right place.Welcome to Blogging Sketch. If you have tried to add a sitemap to google search console, and getting error, or it is not working, then this article is for you.

Many new bloggers face this issue. This can be easily done with a sitemap file and submitting it to google webmaster tools [Google Search Console].

Google search console [earlier google webmaster tools] is a free tool offered by google which will help you to submit your site to google and display it in the search results. It helps you to make your website easily got indexed and crawled.
In other websites, like wordpress, we can submit the sitemap with the help of plugins.

In this article, we will discuss the quick and easy way to add a sitemap to Google search console in Blogger.

So let's get started...


How to add a Sitemap to Google search Console for Blogger



What is A Sitemap?

for this, first we need to understand what a sitemap file is,

A Sitemap is an xml file which is a directory of all web pages that exist on your blog or website, It helps the search engines to discover your site's pages that are not crawled during regular crawling. In short, Sitemap is a directory of all the URLs that your blog have.

Here we have a step by step guide on how to submit your Blogger sitemap to google search console.

In other websites, like wordpress, we can submit the sitemap with the help of plugins.But in blogger, The XML sitemap is automatically generated, So we have to add the xml sitemap to Google search console. Here are two quick and methods that we will use to submit the sitemap.

Method 1: With the Sitemap xml file


In this method, we will submit the xml file of your blog to the search console.

Step 1 : Sign in to Google Search console

Step 2 : Select your Website for which you want to submit the sitemap

Step 3 : Go to Sitemaps section.

Step 4 : There add 'Sitemap.xml' right After your Blog homepage URL ending
for example: https://Bloggingsketch.com/sitemap.xml

Step 5 : Click on submit Sitemap Button and you are done.




If This Method doesn't worked for you and you are getting errors then read the Second method Below:

Method 2: With Atom Sitemap


In this method, we will add the atom Sitemap to the google search console. Follow the below steps to add the sitemap:

Step 1 : Sign in to Google Search console
Step 2 : Select your Website for which you want to submit the sitemap
Step 3 : Go to Sitemaps section.
Step 4 : and there add the your homepage URL ending with the below code:

            atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=500

for Example, : https://BloggingSketch.com/atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=500

See the Below Image for example:



Step 5 : Click on the Submit Sitemap Button and you are done.

Note: the '500' in this code represents the number of posts your blog is getting indexed. If you have more than 500 posts, then you have to enter the same code by replacing the '1' with '501' and '500' with '1000'. 

for example:  atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=501&max-results=1000

Hope you found this post useful. Let us know in the comments section below if these methods worked for you or not, and if you liked this post don't forget to share it with your friends.

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