you want to submit a sitemap to Google search engine but you don’t know how to create a sitemap of your website and how to submit to search engines right!.Don’t worry you are in right place.In this article, we are going to show that how to create a sitemap and submit it to search engines in WordPress very easily.
create XML sitemap
In WordPress creating a sitemap is easy but for this, you need to install and active “SEO by Yoast Plugin”.
It will automatically create your XML sitemap.you need to copy that XML link and submit it to search engines.
1.after activation of SEO by Yoast Plugin, go to SEO bar in dashboard
2.click on XML sitemap section, then screen will look like this screenshot below
3.click on that XML Sitemap link.
It takes you to the new page which will contain XML link of Website etc.
Now, that you have XML sitemap of your WordPress website.
now, you just have to create an account on Webmaster tool of Google and other search engines.
Submit sitemap to Google search engine Webmaster tool
First of all, you need to sign in, then add your Website URL and click on add new site button.
now on the next page, you need to verify your website ownership.
you need to upload an HTML file to your website’s root directory using FTP or Alternate method which will obtain HTML meta tag then you need to copy and paste it to verify your Website ownership.
In this guide we are going to use alternate method.go to alternate method tab then click on HTML Tag to get verification key code, you need to copy and paste that verification key code.
We are going to use SEO by Yoast Plugin.It helps you to verify your website ownership very easily.
Next, click on SEO in your WordPress admin sidebar, then go to webmaster tools tab.your screen will look like this screenshot below
then paste that code into Google Search console box, don’t forget to click on save changes button.
go back to Google Webmaster tool and go to site verification screen and click on the verify button.You will see a successful notice, Click on continue to see webmaster tools dashboard for your website.
On the next screen you will see sitemap column, click on it then you will sitemap page with no sitemap.
Click on the “Add/Test Sitemap” red button and provide the URL of your sitemap that you have generated using SEO by Yoast plugin from above step guide.
SEO by Yoast plugin publishes the different type of XML sitemap but the main sitemap is Sitemap_index.xml which contain all your website sitemap in it.
so, submit one main sitemap or submit one by one sitemap (pages, post, attachment)which you want to be indexed by Google.
once you have submitted your sitemap, it will show pending.Google will take some time to crawl your website.after sometime you will see stats of your website sitemap like a number of link and images you have in your sitemap and how many got indexed etc.
Submit sitemap to other search engines
Here are the three popular search engines.All the process of submitting sitemap in this search engines are almost same.
Yahoo and Bing Webmaster tool is same