Google plays a vital role in bringing traffic to your blog or website. Google automatically crawl or index most of the websites and show them in search results. But if your blog or website is new, there is a chance of not getting indexed.
To solve this you have to submit your blog or website manually to Google. This is a very simple process. Just follow these steps:
- Go to google’s add URL page.
- Enter your web URL and enter the captcha.
- Click the submit button.
After completing these steps Google will crawling your blog shortly. Now Google will start indexing your website and crawl your website in regular interval. But what will you do if you want to index your post as you publish it? Submitting a sitemap to the Google webmaster tool is the solution.
According to Wikipedia, a sitemap is a list of pages of website accessible to crawlers and users. It helps crawlers to index your website or blog fast and help users by providing better navigation. You can create your sitemap manually or using online sitemap generators like Google Sitemap generator. WordPress has many XML sitemap plugins that help you to create sitemaps automatically.
After creating your sitemap, you have to submit it to Google. For that,
- Go to Google webmaster tools.
- Click on optimization and then on sitemap
- Click on Add/Test sitemap button.
- Enter the URL of your sitemap
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