Have you submitted your Blog Sitemap to Google Search Console?? You should submit your Blog Sitemap to search engines to crawl your website. Let’s check how to submit Blog Sitemap to Google Search Console.
After launching your website you need to submit your website to search engines in order to index your website. Most of the newbies not aware that how search engines work and they need to pay to search engines in order to index their website. But it’s not true. We can add our website to Google Search engine for free and it takes very less time to index our website after submitting to google. The only thing you need to do is to submit your website to google search console.
Follow this simple guide on How to Submit Blog to Google Search Console in order to index your website.
Now in this guide will check about How to Submit Blog sitemap to Google Search Console.
Google Search Console:
Google Search Console is a free service offered by Google that helps you monitor and maintain the presence of your site in google search results. Search console lets you easily monitor your website traffic, optimizing your ranking, in some cases resolving server errors, site load issues and security issues.
What Is A Sitemap??
A sitemap is an XML file that contains URLs of your website that’s accessible to crawlers, users and viewers. A sitemap can provide valuable data associated with the page you list in that sitemap such as page last updates, changes and important links to search engines. The sitemap does not boost your search engine rankings but allows to better crawl your website.
Simply by submitting your website sitemap to search engines to know about the blog pages and crawl and index your website.
There are several ways to create XML sitemaps in WordPress. But using the Yoast SEO plugin we can create the sitemaps easily with one click. The Yoast SEO plugin has the most advanced XML Sitemap functionality that helps to create sitemaps includes images and videos in posts and pages. This step by step helps you to Create the Sitemap for WordPress Website Using Yoast SEO.
After creating your website sitemap, you need to submit to google search console. Let’s move how to submit website sitemap to google search console:
How to Submit Blog Sitemap to Google Search Console:
We need to submit website sitemap to Google Search Console by using webmaster tools by logging in here. I am assuming that you have already submitted and verified your website in google search console and ready with sitemap link to submit to Google Search Console.
Step 1: Go to Google Web Master Tools and log in with your Gmail account. Gmail account is mandatory in order to connect your website to google search console.
Step 2: After login to your google search console dashboard, click on the website name on which you want to add the sitemap.
Step 3: Now on the dashboard left sidebar, click on crawl > sitemap and click on add/test sitemap to add your website sitemap. On the same page, you can check which sitemap are previously submitted and indexed by Google.
Step 4: You can submit your sitemap here. I suggest to submit image sitemap for better Image SEO optimization and you can also submit video sitemaps.
If you are submitting the sitemap for a new blog, it takes some time to check the crawl and index status. You can always check how many URL’s are submitted and indexed by google on this page.
Once you finished submitting the sitemap to google search console, I suggest submitting the sitemap to Bing webmaster tools. Here is the step by step guide to submitting a sitemap to Bing webmaster tools.
We hope this article helped you in Submitting your Website to Google Search Console. Let us know whether you submitted your website sitemap to google search console.
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