Submitting Blogger Sitemap To Google

Hi all. Creating this post for my buddy chethan who is asking how to submit a blogger sitemap to Google. Therefore, I might as well share this with the rest of you guys who might not know what to do. The purpose of submitting a blogger sitemap to Google Webmasters Tools is to make it easier for Google to find and index our page. Please be aware that submitting sitemap has no direct effect on the Google PR.

Firstly, go create an account with Google Webmasters Tools. The first time that you login into Webmasters Tools, you will need to key in your blog URL. After which, you need to verify that this is your site.



Click on the Manage site verification and there are 2 ways in which you can verify. The first one is by creating the indicated HTML file and the other is to add the meta tag. Due to the fact that we could not create a HTML as it need to be uploaded to the root directory, we need to use Meta Tag method.

Copy the Meta Code that is generated. Next go to your Blogger Dashboard and click on Layout followed by Edit HTML. Place the Meta code directly below the head tag which is something like this:


If you can't find the head tag, you can press Ctrl+F and search for it. Once done, go back to Google Webmaster Tools and clicked on the verify button.

Ok now we are all set and ready to use Google Webmasters Tools. You can get an overview of when your website is crawled by Google, how many of your site is indexed etc. But most imporantly, you can see what are you Top Search Queries. Top Search Queries basically means that your site actually appeared on Google search results when people are searching for a particular query or keyword. You could also see your position in the search engine results. Therefore, you could work on that particular keyword which will improve on your SEOs. I will touch on this more when I post regarding SEOs.

Next go to Sitemaps and click on add sitemap. Select add a general web sitemap.

Add this as your sitemap address:



http://yourblog.blogspot.com/atom.xml?redirect=false


Ta Dah! Your sitemap has been submitted to Google and you will expect Google spider to reach your blog more often.

And one more thing that is to subscribe to my feed if your like my post.

Enjoy your day guys :)

5 comments:

shepherdfamilyvalues said...

Thank for the info. I am going to submit a my blogger sitemap to Google.

Barbara said...

None of that makes any sense to me. Maybe if you write it in layman's terms or in clearer steps - that or I'm just more stupid than I thought.

Barbara
http://ifididnthaveasenseofhumor.blogspot.com/

Moon Loh said...

Wei Liang,
You always give useful tips! That's the reason keep me back often. =)

Wei Liang said...

Barbara: Hi. Could you let me know which are the areas in which you are lost at? Is it on how to verify for your Google Webmasters or how to add the sitemap?

moon loh: Thanks moon for your constant comment :)Do let me know if you need any other additional information on my shoutbox and I will post on it if possible.


Wei Liang
http://successbiz4all.blogspot.com

curiousman said...

It's me again. your regular visitor..I'll add this to my to do list.Either the darn google spider hates my site or there's a predator in my site. It doesn't come to my site!

I already added my site to their index for 3 to 4 days now.