Its very important for each and every website to create their sitemaps and submit it to search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing. The reason why we submit sitemaps to search engines is to make it easy for search engines to look for updates that we make on our website and present it in front of the searchers.

So, for all those people, that are looking for a step by step guide, here you go:

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How to Create a Sitemap?

To create a sitemap, you just need to install Google XML plugin and follow the instructions

How to Create/Submit a sitemap

After installation, activate the plugin as shown in the picture below:

How to Create/Submit a sitemap

Now, Go to settings and click XML-Sitemap option as shown in the picture below:

How to Create/Submit a sitemap

After clicking XML-Sitemap option, you will land on the page as shown in the picture below:

How to Create/Submit a sitemap

Now, press the click here button as shown in the picture below to make sitemap of your website.

How to Create/Submit a sitemap

Its all done! Your sitemap has been created. To visit your sitemap, you can open www.yoursitename.com/sitemap.xml

Your Sitemap is going to look like the below shown picture:

How to Create/Submit a sitemap

How to submit your sitemap to Google Webmaster Tools once its created

Now, you need to Sign in to your Google webmaster tools by using Google account at: http://www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps . If you haven’t got one yet, make it asap and add you website’s name in it.

How to Create/Submit a sitemap

After adding your site, you will have to verify it by inserting the meta tag in your website index or by making a (blank HTML file) with a specific name given by Google.

How to Create/Submit a sitemap

After verification process, click on your website’s link as shown in the below shown picture:

How to Create/Submit a sitemap

 

After clicking the name of your website, you will land on another page from which, you Goto->Crawl->Sitemaps (check out the picture below):

How to Create/Submit a sitemap

 

 

 

After clicking the sitemaps option, you will be taken to another page. Now simply, click the Add a Sitemap button as shown in the picture below:

How to Create/Submit a sitemap

Now write down the  URL of your website sitemap. For instance, http://www.mysite.com/sitemap.xml

How to Create/Submit a sitemap

Now, click submit sitemap button and wait for couple of days.

How to Create/Submit a sitemap

Its all done!

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