Have you started any blog or website recently, if yes then you must be optimizing and putting efforts into making your site visible to search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo?
Your good work and dedication will be in vain if your site is not visible on the famous search engines. When your blog or website has a good ranking, people will definitely visit your website and for sure there will increase in traffic to your site. Here comes the Google Search Console
To make your website visible to the search engines, Google Search Console is there. Google Search Console is a free tool which let you control your website from the search engine’s point of view. It will help you to crawl you’re your entire site for free of cost and it will highlight your content on search quires.
All you need to submit your blog Sitemap to Google Search Console. In this article, you will know how to submit your blog Sitemap to Google Search Console.
What is a Sitemap?
A sitemap is an XML or HTML contained files that basically, contain all the links of your website. The link can be of a post or it can even be an attachment link. Now you can manually submit your blog posts to Search Console but keep one thing in mind that it’s a time-consuming work. After the submission of Sitemap to Google Search Console automatically Google web crawlers will gather all information about your site.
Generate a Sitemap for WordPress website:
An array of online tools is there through which you can generate Sitemap for your website. I use Yoast SEO for the sitemap of my website because it updates my sitemap automatically and submits the new updated posts to Google Search Consoles. You can use this software for the generation of the sitemap.
Tip: Just add sitemap link as “Sitemap” at the front of the page for the quick indexing process.
Now moving on to the next level and know the process of submitting the sitemap to Google.
Submitting Sitemaps to Google Search Console
Adding a site to Google Search Console: In the starting, you will have to log in to your Gmail account. After that move on to Google Search Console and move cursor to “Add a property” do as stated above.
Verification of the Ownership:
Right after the adding your site, all you need to do is to verify your ownership of your domain. You can choose any way to verify the ownership of your blog as there are many of them available.
It is recommended by Google that verifies ownership using domain name provider. This one is the easiest and the quickest way to do it because it will take few minutes to complete the process. The plus point is that you will get a lot of hosting provider there, just choose your hosting provider name.
The process is very simple all you need to do is to select the name of your domain provider and after that log into Google account. Congratulation Google will automatically verify your ownership.
Alternate method: If somehow you are not willing to use the domain name provider as described above then stick to the guide.
You can go with the HTML file upload method. The easiest and reliable method all you need to do is to download a file from the Google Search Console and just upload it to your WordPress root directory.
If you know some coding then use HTML tags. When you get the HTML tag just add the code in your header.php file. You must back up this file before taking a step ahead of editing. Right after this method just click on to the “Verify” option.
Successfully you have verified your property and the next step is to add the Sitemap to Google Search Consoles. Just go on to the dashboard of webmaster tool. Now you should click on the Crawl>Sitemap and then click on to the Add/Test Sitemap button.
Your Sitemap may look yoursitename.com/sitemap_index.xml. All you need to do is click on to “Add/Test Sitemap” to submit your sitemap file. On that page you can see all the submitted details of the Sitemap, even check which one is uploaded by you or someone from your team. Wait and refresh the existing page to get the effect done completely.
Bravo, you have successfully submitted your blog Sitemap to the Google Search Consoles.
It totally depends on you which type of sitemap you have generated. You can generate image sitemap and even video sitemap of your website. If you are having the WordPress blogs then create image sitemaps using plugins of All Image Sitemap.
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EndNote: Google Search Console
Just submit sitemap of your site to Google Search Console using this above guide. Google Search Console helps you making your site visible on the search engines. Let me know if you have ever done the submission of sitemap of your sitemap in the comment section.
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