Submit Blogger Sitemap to Google

One of the most important ways to attract traffic to your site is to ensure that your Blogger (Blogspot) blog is properly indexed by popular search engines such as Google. If you want to increase your chances of having your site quickly indexed by the Google search engine it pays to submit your site and your feed. In this tutorial we will be covering the process of signing up with Google, authenticating your site and adding your site feed to Google webmaster tools.

For those who are new to this, you may go to the official Google Webmaster Tools site to create a new Webmaster profile.

Upon logging in using your Gmail account, key in your blog site URL, and click OK. You will then be asked to verify your site. This is to ascertain that you are indeed the owner of the site.

There are two ways to verify your site. You can either add a Meta Tag or Upload an HTML file. If you are using the Meta Tag method, Google will generate a Meta Tag code. Copy the META tag that is generated for you, and paste that between the head tags (go to your Blogger dashboard. Under Design ->Edit HTML)

<Replace this with the code generated by Google Webmaster>

<b:include data='blog' name='all-head-content'/>
Once done, Save the Template. When you return to Google Webmaster site, you can click the button that says “Verify”.
After you have had your site verified, click on the Add a Sitemap (Which is in the Sitemaps tab). By adding a Sitemap, you will be providing Google with more details and information about your Blog. With this, Google will crawl your site, report information on any errors in the Sitemaps tab, and index your Blog site at a faster rate.

This will take you to another screen where you should choose the type “Submit a Sitemap”. The Sitemap URL for any normal website is usually the index page that is stored in the highest-level directory of that site. In the case of or, the only way to add a Sitemap is to use either of the following 2 Sitemaps
http://your blog


http://your blog
Once you have added your Sitemaps, you will receive a confirmation telling you that "You have recently submitted one or more Sitemaps for this site. Processing Sitemaps may take some time. Check again later to see if pages from your Sitemaps are included in Google's index." Done! You have successfully added your Sitemaps. When you login to your Google Webmaster days later, you should be able to see the indexed pages and statistics of Google webcrawl of your Blog.

2 comments so far:

Anita said...

Thanks so much for all your wonderful tips! your blog is great stuff, simple, easy to understand and comprehensive explaination and step-by-step guide to solve all my problems. I had been blogging for past few years, only lately i realised i can do much more with blogger. But i have no idea how to start. u gave me all the cool ideas to decorate up my stie.

I will link your site to my blog to share your great work with all my friends! thanks a again!

Rono said...

great post. thanks

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