By | July 20, 2014
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Why You Should Submit Your sitemap to Google, Bing, Yahoo, and Other Search Engines

Submitting Your sitemap to Google, Bing, Yahoo, and Other Search Engines is an important strategy in search engine optimization.

It will help the search engines to quickly index your web site pages. This will help you to rank for many keywords in your posts.

 

How to Submit Your Website Sitemap in Google Webmaster Tools

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  1. Login to your Google webmaster tools account
  1. Select your site on your Google Search Console home page.
  2. The first step is to verify your site to enable Google to accept your sitemap.
  3. Add and verify your web site url under your account if you have not done so.
  • Click “Add a Site” and put your site URL.
  • Then click continue
  • On the next page, click the radio button right after “Add Meta Tag.”
  • Copy the Meta tag and keep it for later use.
  • Open your site url in a new browser.
  • Click “More Actions” and click “Manage the Site” from the list.
  • Click the General tabs located among the tabs right under Site Setting
  • Now paste the Meta tag earlier copied under Verification.
  • Save changes.
  • Go back to Google Webmaster Tools.
  • Click Verify.
  1. After verification, select the site you want to submit its Sitemap.
  2. Click Crawl.
  3. Click Sitemaps.
  4. Click ADD/TEST SITEMAP.
  5. In the text field next to your domain, type xml. (Your sitemap URL will look like like this: http://www.yoursite.com/sitemap.xml)
  6. Click Submit Sitemap.
  7. Your sitemap is now successfully submitted.

Once you submit your Sitemap, Google bot will crawl and index the pages on your site.

 

How to Submit Your Website Sitemap in Bing Webmaster Tools

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Following are the steps for submitting your Sitemap to Bing webmaster tools account:

  1. Login to your Bing webmaster tools account
  2. Add and verify your web site url under your account if you have not done so.

 

  • To verify your site with Bing:  Bing (incorporates Yahoo)
  • Go to Bing Webmaster Tools and click Sign up with Microsoft account (or Sign In if you already have an email address from Microsoft).
  •  Follow the steps to create an account if you don’t have one.
  • Then sign in to your account, which will take you to a page called My Sites.
  • Enter your site URL address in the field that says Add site.
  • Type your website’s URL into the URL field.
  • In the Add a sitemap field, type your URL, then “/sitemap.xml.” (Your sitemap will look like this: http://www.yourwebsite.com/sitemap.xml)
  • Fill the form on the page
  • Click Add Your Site.

 

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  • Click Save.
  • On the next page, you can verify the ownership of your site.
  • Retrieve your authentication code from Bing:
  •  Follow the instructions and use the meta tag under Option 2: Copy and paste the meta tag (the text in the gray box beginning “<meta name.” that is in the parenthesis after content.  See the image below.

 

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  • Without closing this window, go to http://www.yourwebsite.com/wp-admin/ dashboard in a new window or tab.
  • Click on the gear icon in the upper right hand corner of the page. This directs you to Settings.
  • Paste the meta tag into the field called “Bing site verification code“.
  • Refresh the page. This will parse out the code.
  • Click Publish.

 

  1. Go back to your Bing webmaster tools account page that is left opened. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Verify.
  2. On the My Sites page, select the site you want to submit its Sitemap.
  3. In the left sidebar, click “Configure My Site” and go to “Sitemaps” option.
  4. Enter your XML Sitemap URL into the text box at the top. (Your sitemap URL will look like like this: http://www.yoursite.com/sitemap.xml)
  5. “Submit your sitemap” by clicking on the “Submit” button.
  6. Your sitemap is now successfully submitted.
  7. You can also submit your site’s RSS feed URL with this process

Once you submit your Sitemap to Bing Webmaster Tools, Bing will crawl and index the pages on your site.

 

Submitting Your Site sitemap to Yahoo.

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Submitting Your Site sitemap to Yandex Webmaster

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If you haven’t added your website to Yandex, please follow these steps on this website to verify your site with Yandex..

  1. Sign in to Yandex Webmaster.
  2. Select your website.
  3. On the left sidebar, click Indexing Options
  4. Click Sitemap files.
  5. Enter your sitemap URL into the text box at the top. (Your sitemap URL will look like like this: http://www.yoursite.com/sitemap.xml)
  6. Click Add button.
  1. Your sitemap is now successfully submitted.

 

Submitting Your Site sitemap to Other Search Engines

 

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