How to Submit XML Sitemap file Using Google Webmaster Tools for your website.

What is Google Webmaster tools?

Google Search Console (Earlier Known as Google Webmaster Tools) is a Google SEO tools that provides data and configuration control for your site in Google. It allows webmasters to check indexing status and optimize visibility of their websites

 You can actually do a lot  with Google Webmaster tool, but it may take sometime to learn how to get more return on the time you spend on it. I’ve tried my best to gather a some useful information and tips on the reports that I felt can be beneficial to the most.      

How to submit Sitemap.XML to your website:

1st Step: Set up Google Webmaster account for you website:

 Just go to www.google.com/webmasters/tools, sign in with your Google account, and click add a site. Then you’ll be provided with several options to verify that you manage the site. Use the option that’s easiest and make it happen.

 

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2nd step: click add a site by clicking on add a property and enter your website URL and hit Add button.

 

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Then you’ll be provided with several options to verify that you manage the site. Use the option that’s easiest and make it happen.

3rd step: verification method:

How to Use Google Search Console verification step

4th step: Go to the admin panel of your website www.example/admin and click on file manager

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5step : you’ll redirected to setting page and click on upload

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6th Step: Choose file from your PC that have saved earlier and upload the file

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7th step: comeback to the 3rd step and verify the website on webmaster tool site

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last-step in webmaster tool.


For wordpress website:All you have to do is Install the plugin Word SEO by YOAST

Click on Install Now

 

It will redirect the Activate page and click on Activate Plugin

worepress-seo-by-YOAST-activate-screen

 

You can see at the bottom of the menu XML Site map ..click on that and you could tabs like General Your Info Webmaster tool Security and below that you XML sitemap

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When you click on XML Site map you see the below site map links

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Note: If you can keep all the sites map generated or keep you keep only the sitemap related to the pages and posts by deleting unrequired the sitemap files by clicking and checking on the post type ex:  Portfolio, Media, FAQ under post type tab.

 

Suggestion

Add Every Site Version

Many of us mistakes with GWT is failing to add every version of every site they manage. It’s unfortunate, because it’s very easy to do. Failure to add every version of every site will result in data for only some of your site(s) ― at best, this stifles insights; at worst, this can cause you to make costly errors or neglect critical issues.

Therefore enter the URL of exactly the domain, subdomain, or path branch for which you want to get data. Here are some examples of URLs that you might add:

  • http://www.example.com/ - Records data for the http version of the entire site.
  • http://www.example.com/bangalore/ - Records data only for the subpath /bangalore/ of www.example.com. If you create properties for both www.example.com and www.example.com/bangalore/, the parent will include data for the /foo/ subpath as well as all other subpaths.
  • Suppose if you have https://www.example.com/ - It records data only for the https version of your site. You must add http and https versions of your site as separate properties.

In my opionion, we have to create a separate Search Console property for each domain or folder that you want to track separately, as well as the lowest level domain that you own.

For example, if you have a travel business with specific subdomain covering Bangalore, Mysore, and Chennai, you could add the following sites to your Search Console account:

  • http://www.example.com/
  • http://www.example.com/ Bangalore /
  • http://www.example.com/ Mysore /
  • http://www.example.com/ Chennai /

 Please find below the video on youtube on the above topic:

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