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How to Submit a Sitemap to Google Search Console

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    How to Submit a Sitemap to Google Search Console - So that the articles/content that we just updated can be indexed by Google immediately, one of the recommended ways is to submit a sitemap to Google Search Console.

    For those of you who don't know how, please read this short tutorial so that the content on your website/blog is indexed more easily and quickly by Google.

    Materials Used

    1. Internet Connection
    2. Google Account

    Required Tools

    1. Laptop/ Computer/ Mobile

    Estimated Time Required

    Estimated Time Required: 5 Mins.

    Guide

    Step 1 - Sign in to Google Search Console

    Step 1 - Sign in to Google Search Console

    First, please log in to Google Search Console using your Google account. If so, it will look like the image above. I assume you have verified your blog/website url in Google Search Console. If not, you can read the article How to Register a Website/Blog to Google.

    Step 2 - Go to the Sitemap menu

    Step 2 - Go to the Sitemap menu

    The next step after being on the start page of Google Search Console is to enter the Sitemap page by pressing the Sitemap or Sitemap button as shown in the image above.

    Step 3 - Enter sitemap address

    Step 3 - Enter sitemap address

    After that, you will see a screen like in the image above. Please enter the sitemap url of your website or blog in the column provided at number 1 according to the image. If so, please press the submit button.

    Closing

    Done.

    Now you have submitted your sitemap to Google Search Console.

    Sitemap Writing Format

    Generally, the writing of the sitemap address is like this:

    your domain/sitemap.xml

    Examples like this:

    https://www.ninura.com/sitemap.xml

    If you use the Blogger.com platform made by Google, then the format of the sitemap is like that. And if you use the Blogspot platform, you can also add an alternative sitemap of RSS and ATOM versions by entering a format like this:

    RSS: your domain/rss.xml
    ATOM: your domain/atom.xml

    For other platforms / CMS such as Joomla, Wordpress, Drupal and others, the format for writing a sitemap in general should be:

    your domain/sitemap.xml

    But I need to remind you to make sure of this first. This is because usually the xml file name for the sitemap in other CMS varies depending on the plugin used to create the sitemap.

    Notes

    Do this process after your website/blog has at least 1 article content because otherwise fetching errors will occur when you submit your sitemap.

    If you have submitted a sitemap, all you need to do is update your web or blog content. You can read my article entitled Do you need manual submission in Google Search Console? as an additional reference for you.

    Maybe that's all I can say this time. Hopefully this simple article can be useful for you and for me personally. If something is unclear, please ask via the comments column below.

    Thank you and see you in my next post.

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