Showing posts with label XML sitemap. Show all posts
Showing posts with label XML sitemap. Show all posts

Monday, November 5, 2012

How To Add a Google Sitemap To your Blogger Blog

The XML Sitemap file is a directory of all web pages that exist on your website or blog. Search engines use the sitemap files to discover and index all your pages present in your website or blog.

XML sitemap increase website visibility for crawler access. It is specially designed for crawler and crawler can easily read XML Sitemap.

SEO Cosulting Bangalore IndiaThere are two ways to add sitemap to the blogger.

First Process:

Step1: Just login to Google webmaster account. Add your blog in webmaster account.

Step2. After that click on your blog and in left side panel click on Site Configuration and click on Sitemaps.

Step3: Click on Submit a sitemap button and write - "atom.xml" without quotes.

You are done with it. 

The default XML sitemap file of any blog will have only the 26 most recent blog posts. That is the limitation and in this some older blog pages, that are missing in the default XML sitemap file, may never get indexed in search engines.

So you can use the another process to add the sitemap. This will helpful for regular bloggers (i.e and for self-hosted blogs using custom domains. Here search engine will get complete file of XML sitemap to crawl the whole pages present in the blog.

  1. Open the Sitemap Generator and type full address of your blogspot blog (or your self-hosted Blogger blog).
  2. Click the Create Sitemap button and this tool will instantly generate the necessary text for your sitemap. Copy the entire generated text to your clipboard.
  3. Go to your Blogger dashboard and under Settings – > Search Preferences, then enable Custom robots.txt option (available in the Crawling and Indexing section). Paste the clipboard text here and save your changes.

Hope it will be helpful for bloggers.