I am going to explain you that How to submit sitemap to Google and Bing. I know every blogger wants his blog to make successful. For this, your blog needs a huge amount of traffic. Right??? and the major source of traffic is the search engines. so the question is ” How to get traffic from search engines like Google and Bing”. so the answer is we need to tell about our blog about our content to these search engines. Right? so we can do this by simply submitting a sitemap to Google and Bing. 🙂
Before submitting your sitemap to Google and Bing, you need to learn that How to create XML Sitemap then after creating XML Sitemap, we will submit the sitemap to Google and Bing as I did.
How to Submit Sitemap to Google and Bing
How to Create XML Sitemap
Before creating a sitemap, you should know that what is an XML sitemap? Right? 🙂
What is an XML Sitemap
The word ‘ Sitemap ‘ is the combination of Site + Map . It means ” Map of a website “. Am i right? This map tells people and search engines about your site content. WordPress XML sitemap helps any blog post to index in search engines like Google and Bing.
Create XML sitemap online
You can also create an online XML sitemap . After opening this link simply follow steps below the image.
Step-1: Enter the full website address in starting URL option.
Step-2: Select change frequency, Last modification and Priority then click on Start .
Step-3: Download the sitemap file and upload it into the domain root folder of your site.
Step-4: Check that sitemap is working or not by visiting at www.sitename.com/sitemap.xml
Plugin to Create XML Sitemap
There are thousands of plugins available in WordPress plugin directory but i am recommending you only best one.
The great plugin ” Google XML Sitemaps by Arne Brachhold ” will create a XML Sitemap which helps Google and Bing in crawling your blog content so that they can easily find your blog content and index them to their search results. It’s a very good plugin with lots of features and it is very easy to use. You don’t need any tutorial to use this plugin because i know that you are very intelligent. Right??? 🙂 You will understand that how easy to use this plugin when you will configure it.
Submit Sitemap to Google
To submit your sitemap to Google, you need a Google account to sign in. If you have no any Google account then you can create one.
Step-1: Sign in to Google Webmaster Tools. After signing in.
Step-2: Add your site in Google Webmaster Tools by pressing red ” ADD A SITE “ button at right side of the screen. then enter the URL of your site and then click on continue. After this, you will need to verify your ownership where you will find both Recommended method and Alternate method with instructions. You can choose anyone to verify ownership. After adding your site, click on your site link in webmaster’s sites list to enter in Dashboard.
Step-3: Go to Optimization > Sitemaps and then click on red ” ADD/TEST SITEMAP ” button at right side of the screen. and then you will submit your sitemap. Okay 🙂
Submit Sitemap to Bing
To submit your sitemap to Bing. Sign in to Bing Webmaster Tools.
Step-1: After doing this, add your site in Bing webmaster.
Step-2: Then verify ownership for that website. When you are verifying ownership then you will get three options to choose with instructions. After adding your site,
Step-3: Go to Dashboard and find ” Submit a Sitemap ” option in Dashboard page. Click on this option and then submit your sitemap. Simple 🙂
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