Every blogger always search the ways to grow their blog, get ample of traffic & through that obviously MONEY. But for this blogger need to put impact on search engine to get them listed on page one in search results. To put impact on search engine there are many parameter need to consider and sitemap is also one of them. So here we are going to learn how to Submit Sitemap To Google blogger & Google Webmaster Tools, But before moving further let’s learn a bit about sitemap.
What is Sitemap?
It is a list of accessible pages& posts in your website. It helps search engines to easily crawl pages & index it. It’s not the case that, if your site doesn’t have Sitemap then search engine not going to crawl your site but having Sitemap makes the process easier & quicker for search engine.
Blogger blog by default have Sitemap but it has limits of 26 recent posts, so we can’t say it’s an idea Sitemap to have. Ideal Sitemap must have consisted all the pages and posts of blog. Which only help search engine to know exact structure of your blog and index it accordingly.
Let’s move to create a sitemap for Blogger
Sitemap creation is not a rocket science on Blogger it’s easy, also this sitemap works for both self-hosted & normal Blogger blogs. To create Sitemap just add code (atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=500) end of your blogs URL.
See example below:
With the above step you have successfully created the Sitemap for your blog. But note one thing a single Sitemap should not be exceed 50MB file size, that’s why we limit it to max-results=500 in URL. But you may edit this as per your need.
After successfully creating Sitemap for your blog, you need to tell search engine about your created Sitemap. For this there are two ways we have
- Showing your sitemap in robots.txt file
- Submitting your sitemaps in Google webmaster tools
Add Blogger Sitemap to robots.txt file
To add blogger Sitemap you need to login to your Blogger blog & go to dashboard ~> settings ~> search preferences and edit the custom robots.txt. Next you will see Enable custom robots.txt content? Click Yes and paste the following code& click save changes.
Note: Don’t forget to change your blog name in Blogger sitemap below.
Congratulation!!! Now you have successfully create and submit sitemap to Google blogger.
Let Submit Sitemap to Google Webmaster Tools
To submit Sitemap in Google Webmaster Tools you need to login to Google Webmaster Tool, once you login successfully then select your blog.
Then left click on Crawl ~>Sitemaps ~> Add/Test Sitemap. Now You’ll see your blog name & a text input box, here paste atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=500
Now test for errors & then submit.
Congratulation!!! Now you have successfully submit sitemap to Google Webmaster Tool.
Now you’re ready to get crowl & index by Google. You can check by Google Search, Type
site:www. yourblogname.com OR
So this way we explain how to create and submit sitemap to Google blogger & Google Webmaster Tools. I hope you found it worth reading, if you then please share it with your friends. I will wait for your feedback, suggestion in comment box below this post.