how to create sitemap for Google and how to add sitemap in google search console

Let’s dive deep into Sitemaps:

To know how to generate site map of your website is very important-be your website or webpage related to affiliate marketing or to blogging, generating site map and submitting the same is really significant. Whatever activities are done in your website keep on getting added to your site-map and when you submit the same in Google search control, Google gets to know about all the information about your website or webpage.

Exploring how Google Search Console works:

Googlebot crawler gets direct access to your site through Google search console & gather all the information available on your site.

how to create sitemap for google how to add sitemap in google search console

Google then stores these information in it’s database which will go through ranking algorithm of Google for the purpose of ranking it. When a user searches for any information on the Google Platform, Google shows the most relevant and suitable data stored in it’s database and if your web page or web-site has the data most relevant and suitable to the search query of the user, it will be shown to the user.

Why Google search console is significant and how Googlebot Crawler performs through this tool have already been discussed in my another post showing how to use Google search console to be able to know how to add website to Google search console. There is one more dedicated post on how to create Google Adsense Account to understanding the requirements for google adsense. Also read this dedicated post about how to get Google adsense Approval together with the Google Adsense Approval requirements. Also read about how to get traffic to your blog from this dedicated post.

Also read about how to index your page manually in google search console from my another dedicated post & about how to remove sitemap from Google search console.

Exploring the significance of Sitemap:

how to add sitemap in google search console how to create sitemap for google

All the information in your Web-site or whatever is being added or deleted( I mean all the activities done on your Web-site or Web-page) get added to your site-map and they will automatically get submitted in

Google Search Console(if your web-site or Web-page is already registerd in the concerned platform) – this defines what Site-map is and what is it’s purpose. Google search Console is important because you will also gather a lot more information about the performance of your site and the traffic to your site together with the issues you need to solve for the betterment of your site. Even when you will share your article or Web-page in social-media, how it is looking or if it is being shown with featured image/thumb nail or not-all these will be within your knowledge.

The steps to creating & adding sitemaps:

Go to the Dash board of word press-Plug-ins -add new – search bar- rank math(reliable plug-in) – Install – Activate-go to rank math-sitemap settings-(pages-posts-categories-tags-enable the options as has been shown in the screenshots)-local seo-select between person and company-give website name and alternative name-give person name-update logo-give website adress-save changes-Social meta-give facebook page url-facebook authorship(give facebook profile url)-facebook admin(give only the numeric id)-facebook app(here also the numeric id only)-twitter user name-if you have additional profiles mention it in the additional profile section-save changes-

-Home page(add home page meta desription & home page thumbnail for facebook)-save changes-post format(keep it unchanged)-author-enable it-save changes-misc pages-keep it disabled-copy site map url-

how to create sitemap for google how to add sitemap in google search console

-paste it to a new incognito window-or you can simply add “/ sitemap_index.xml” after the url of your website-your site map is generated-There you will see the post, page and category being added-these three is needed only. How to create sitemap for Google and thereby knowing how to add sitemap in google search console is no longer your reason of worry.

Decoding the steps through screenshots:

how to create sitemap for google how to add sitemap in google search console

Go to Plug-in and select “add new”

type “rank math” in the search bar

how to create sitemap for google how to add sitemap in google search console
how to create sitemap for google how to add sitemap in google search console

Install and Activate “rankmath”

Go to “rankmath” and “sitemap settings

how to create sitemap for google how to add sitemap in google search console
how to create sitemap for google how to create sitemap in google search console

select “html” sitemap.

Enable “html sitemap” and select “save changes”

how to add sitemap in google search console how to create sitemap for google
how to sitemap in google search console how to create sitemap for google

upload file to add thumbnail and select “save changes”.

Enable “images” in sitemap & include “featured image” and then select “save changes”

how to create sitemap for google how to add sitemap in google search console
how to create sitemap for google how to add sitemap in google search console

Enable both the options in the “pages” section & select “save changes”

Enable both the options in the ‘posts’ section and select “save changes”

how to add sitemap in google search console how to create sitemap for google
how to create sitemap for google how to add sitemap in google search console

Keep both the options disabled in the “tab” section and then select “save changes”

Don’t change anything here and upload thumbnail in the “open graph” section

how to add sitemap in google search console how to create sitemap for google
how to add sitemap in google search console how to create sitemap for google

Go to “posts” section and upload logo and select “save changes”

Do as instructed in the screenshot and select “save changes”

how to add sitemap in google search console how to create sitemap for google
how to add sitemap in google search console how to create sitemap for google

Here do according o the instruction in the screenshot to upload “home page thumbnail” and then select “save changes”

Go to posts format and keep things as they are.

how to add sitemap in google search console how to create sitemap for google
how to add sitemap in google search console how to create sitemap for google

keep things disabled in the “author” section and simply select “Save changes”.

Keep things disabled in this “misc” section and simply select “save changes”

how to add sitemap in google search console how to create sitemap for google
how to add sitemap in google search console how to create sitemap for google

again go to “rankmath” and to “sitemap-settings” to copy the “url” of your “sitemap“. Then paste it into another “new incognito window” to check if your sitemap is successful or not.

This page shows the successful completion of the process of creating sitemap for Google enabling you about the addition of the same. Only these three

how to create sitemap for google how to add sitemap in google search console

pages shown here in the screenshot are necessary.

how to create sitemap for google

Now click on any of these three links to submit it in Google Search Console.

Copy from the end of the “url” of your site and from the beginning of “/” as will be evident in the next image. That is: copy from for example : “sitemap_index.xml“:

how to create site map for Google
how to create sitemap for google

Return to Google search console page and paste the copied link. Now click on “Submit”.

Here, check the pasted “url“(covered in blue) for knowing how much to copy.

Now repeat the same process with the rest two “url” of your sitemap. Now you are done.

how to create sitemap for google

Let’s conclude facts about sitemaps:

Following these simple procedures will evaporate all your worries regarding creation and submission of the same in Google search Console.

If you have any more issues, do write in the comment box. This in turn will inspire me to write again another dedicated post like this. My purpose is dedicated to the solution of the problems of my dear readers.

Thank you.

How do I fix crawled but not indexed?

Indexing in google search console tool

You can very easily fix indexing issues even after being crawled and below mentioned are the steps for this:
** Improve internal linking across your site.
**Make quality contents helpful for the solution of readers query.
**Avoid pages with near duplicate content.
**Avoid mis-match in structured data.
**Have a cursory llok at teh expired contents/301 redirects/adult contents.

How long does it take Google to reindex?

Indexing in google search console tool

The process pf crawling for the purpose of indexing take somewhere between few days to few weeks. So be patient and keep on monitoring your progress using Index status report or URL-inspection Tool.

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