how to find the sitemap of a website

Let’s begin the discussion about how to get the xml sitemap of a website:

To get your web-pages indexed properly in search engines like Google or Bing, you need to create and find the sitemap of a website and then to submit teh same in Google search console Tool or Bing Webmaster tool for appropriately indexing your website. And here, lies the significance of knowing how to find the sitemap of a website and how to submit the same in Google search console. In this blog, I am going to show you practically through screenshots how to find the sitemap of a website.

To be precise it is very simple and easy. All you have to do is to log-in to your hosting platform and go to your site, then add ‘/sitemap_index.xml’ to your website ‘url’ and press ‘enter’. The sitemap of your website will get created. Sitemap for your posts, sitemap for your pages and sitemap for your categories within your Website are significant. After finding your xml sitemap, simply just paste it into the ‘sitemap’ section of Google search console and press ‘submit’.

So, in the nutshell the complete process regarding how to find the sitemap of a website stands thus:

  • **Log-in to your hosting platform
  • **Go to your Website
  • **Add ‘/sitemap_index.xml’ to the ‘url’ of your site in the ‘url’ bar of your browser.
  • **Press ‘enter’
  • **A new tab will open and there you will see your sitemap ready to submitted in Google search console.

The detail process regarding how to find the sitemap of a website through screenshots in real life situations:

how to find the sitemap of a website

At first log-in to your hosting platform of your website. Then simply add ‘/sitemap_index.xml’ to your ‘url’ & press ‘enter’. And see your worries regarding how to find the sitemap of a website evaporate.

Creating or finding the sitemap is as easy as pulling up radish in wet weather.

how to find the sitemap of a website

Submission of the found sitemap of your website:

how to find the sitemap of a website

So the sitemap of my website is ready. Now you have to submit your sitemap on Google search console for indexing your pages. And the process about how to submit the sitemap of your website on Google search console

has already been discussed in my another dedicated post. If you have not read it, you should read it from this link to gain clearer insight into how to find the sitemap of a website.

However the process of the submission of the sitemap of your website is very very simple. And the steps include:

  • **Login to your google search console dashboard.
  • **Now click on ‘sitemap’
  • **Paste the already copied link of the found xml sitemap in the space provided under the heading ‘add new sitemap’
  • **After pasting the link of the sitemap of your website, click on ‘submit’ to end the process.
how to find the sitemap of a website

Follow the instruction and easily submit the xml sitemap of your website for the purpose of your website getting indexed in search engines.

Let’s conclude facts about how to find the sitemap of a website:

So following these simple steps, you can easily find the xml sitemap for your website. Now all you have to do is to submit the sitemap on Google search console to allow Googlebot to crawl into your site for the purpose of indexing your pages. Google Search console is the tool through which Googlebot stays updated about the activities on your website. And if your website is not added into Google search console is really next to impossible. You may know about how to add website to Google search console from this link of my another dedicated post.

I also have written another dedicated post on how to remove sitemap from Google search console & how to remove a url from Google search console. You should read all of them and this in turn will enrich your knowledge & erase all your worries about how to find the xml sitemap of a website.

As you have read so far, I do think that all your worries about how to create a xml sitemap are no longer your worries. And it’s been really matter of great pleasure for me to be able to share my ideas with you. If you have any more issues, do write to me in the comment box which will inspire me to write another dedicated post with view to solve your issues.

Thank You.

How do I manually find the sitemap of a website?

It is very very easy. Simply add ‘/sitemap_index.xml’ to your website url and you are all done.

What is the sitemap of my website?

Sitemap tells Google about your website-all the important pages and files within your website are referred by the term ‘site-map’.

Where is HTML sitemap?

HTML sitemap is the HTML page of your website within which all the existing sub-pages of your website are listed. It is usually linked in the footer of a site 

Does Google have a sitemap generator?

There is a provision. Google Sitemap Generator is a server plug-in which is installable on both Linux/Apache and Microsoft IIS Windows-based servers.

How to use sitemap in seo?

You should at first find the sitemap of your website and submit the same in search engines web master tools like Google Search console or Bing web master tool for the purpose of indexing your web-pages to the search engine.

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