Last updated on May 6th, 2017
Search on the net about google xml sitemap generator. You will see there are many sites to create sitemaps. To name a few there is Dyno Mapper, Seo Crawler, A1 sitemap generator and others. You can even submit sitemaps directly to webmastertools. This post is about creating a sitemap for a website and submitting to Google Search Console.
You can submit separate sitemaps for web pages and decide which pages should be crawled by Google.
What is a sitemap?
Sitemap is an XML file with lists of URL’s (webpages) of your site to tell the search engines(google, yahoo, etc.) about the arrangement of your site contents and other elements.
Sitemaps are very important for e-commerce sites, dynamic sites and newly developed sites as new sites will not have many external links.
You can read more about sitemaps at Google Search Console Help
What is the importance of an XML sitemap in SEO?
Web pages and posts get ranked by search engines. So how is Google going to know about the contents of your blog? It is through the submission of xml sitemaps. Sitemaps are pretty important for your website. Xml sitemaps is a communication between your website contents and the search engines as Google, Bing and others.
Xml sitemaps provide URL’s of a website to search engines. If you do not add a sitemap then webmaster tools will not come to know about your site contents. Sitemaps provide a path for the crawl bots of search engines to extract information from your websites.
Sitemaps helps our blog posts to get indexed and show up in relevant searches. Sitemap assists web crawlers to crawl to our new and recently updated pages so that web crawlers do not miss out any pages of our site.
Google XML sitemap generator
So, how to create sitemap for google? Follow the few steps and get your site indexed.
1. Login to Google Search Console.
2. Click on your property name.
3. Go to Crawl> sitemaps
4. Click on Add/Test sitemap on top right corner.
5. Type sitemap.xml in the given space and Submit.
You will get a Pending Status after submission. New blogs can take up-to 1 week to get indexed by Google.
Still there are many other ways to get your site indexed faster.