The first step is to install Google XML sitemaps plugin on your website.
To create a sitemap for your site you should install Google XML Sitemaps plugin onto your WordPress site. The link that you will submit to the search engines will look like this:
Install the “Google XML Sitemaps”, default settings are adequate
The next Step:
Sign up with Google Webmaster Tools (Now Google Search Console)
To sign up for Google Webmaster Tools Use your google ID to sign up at
If you already have a Gmail account it is a breeze. You should use your google ID to login into google.com. After signing in, you should then sign up for Google Webmaster.
Once you have signed up with Google Webmasters Tool, follow the steps given by Google to verify your website.
Then use Google Webmaster Tools to submit your website sitemap url to Google.com.
This is very important for every website you create. It is still one of the best and acceptable ways to get your site indexed by google fast.
For subsequent websites, all you need to do is to add your sites to your Google Webmaster Tool
This step alone ensures that Google indexes all your site immediately.
Sign up with Bing Webmaster Tools
After submitting your site to Google webmaster, you should also submit your sitemap to Yahoo and Bing through Bing Webmaster Tools.
This also ensures that Yahoo & Bing will index your site immediately.
Baidu Search Engine
Over 1 billion of Chinese have access to the internet. This is a huge potential of prospects for your business no matter the niche. The market is waiting to be tapped. It is therefore worth submitting your site to Baidu to tap into this huge traffic from China.
You can submit your site to Baidu at http://www.webnots.com/submit-site-to-baidu/ or through Baidu Webmaster Tools. Unlike other search engines such as Google, Bing and Yandex, Baidu offers Webmaster Tools only in Chinese language.
Here below is a Step By Step Guide to Baidu Webmaster Tools in English you can download and use.
Step By Step Guide To Baidu Webmaster Tools In English http://img.webnots.com/2014/05/Baidu-Webmaster-Tools-Guide-in-English.pdf
Yandex Search Engine
If you want to market in Russia or you want to reach out to more audience or prospects in Russia, you should also optimize for yandex.com first, and then followed by google.com. These two search engines are the top two in Russia
Yandex is the 4th largest search engine in the world. It is Russia’s largest search engine provider and most popular search engine with a 62% of the Russian Internet audience in 2015, making it Russian’s top.
It also has a strong users’ base in Poland, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus, and Turkey.
You should submit your sitemap at https://webmaster.yandex.com/