How to: Build and Submit a Sitemap to Google
In this article, I will teach you how to build a sitemap and make it available to google search engine using this simple method.
Build and Submit Your Sitemap
First of all, you will have to decide which of your pages on your blog should be crawled and indexed by Google, and determine the canonical version of each page.
Second, choose which of these sitemap formats you would like to use. You can also manually create your own sitemap or select from a list of third-party tools to create the sitemap for you.
Make sure your sitemap is available to google search engine by adding it to robots.txt file in blogger or directly submitting it to google search console.
|robots.text file for blogger|
Which Sitemap Formats are Accepted by Google?.
- Google supports several sitemap formats.
- It expects the standard sitemap protocol in all formats.
- It also does not currently consume the <priority> attribute in sitemaps.
All formats limit a single sitemap to 50MB (uncompressed) and 50,000 URLs. If you have a larger file or more URLs, then you will have to break your list into multiple sitemaps.
You can optionally create a sitemap index file (a file that points to a list of sitemaps) and submit that single index file to Google. You can submit multiple sitemaps and/or sitemap index files to google.
Below is a basic XML sitemap that includes the location of a single URL:
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