How to Submit Website Sitemap to Google

Submitting your XML sitemap can be good for SEO. A sitemap acts as a direction to your website important pages as they allow Google to easily find your important pages.

In this post, I am going to show you how to submit your sitemap to google.

Don’t know if you have a sitemap yet? install, activate & setup Yoast SEO plugin. This plugin will generate a nice looking sitemap for your website.

To access your sitemap? visit:

Yourwebsite.com/sitemap_index.xml

And your sitemap will look similar to this if you use the Yoast SEO plugin.

XML SITEMAP

Once your sitemap is ready, next you will need to add your website to google search console and verify it.

This tool helps improve your website performance on google.

From your Google search console dashboard, lets now begin submitting the sitemap.

Sitemap-Google

How to Submit Website Sitemap to Google

Click on “sitemap” under Index from your google search console dashboard.

google search console,How to Submit Sitemap to Google Search Console

Next, enter sitemap Url. If you use Yoast SEO to generate your sitemap, enter “sitemap_index.xml” just after your domain name. Click on “Submit”.

sitemap,How to Submit Sitemap to Google Search Console

if done correctly, you will get a success notification.

sitemap-success, How to Submit Sitemap to Google Search Console

That’s it, you have successfully submitted the sitemap, posts & pages on your website will start getting discovered by google.

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