Blogger Help – How To Submit Your Blogs Sitemap To Google

Generally speaking, sitemap is simply a website-map, showing all the pages and sub-pages of a website or a blog, which guides both visitors and search engines like Google, Yahoo etc. to roam around your blog. And when search engines roam around your blog, it is called indexing of your website. And as “indexing” is one of the most important aspects of SEO, so submission of sitemaps to Google/Yahoo/Bing is very very important.

[check out this post on how to submit your sitemap to Yahoo and Bing]

For visitors, sitemap (when displayed in HTML format – you can create and download your Blog*Spot sitemap in HTML format from here, then upload this html file to MyDataNest and finally link it from your blog), shows how the pages and their subpages are interconnected, making it easier for them to navigate around big websites.
And being a webmaster/blogger you must have a sitemap, as it’s a search engine optimization tool too, that helps you to get more traffic from the search engines.
Now if you are using blogger as your platform, then there is no direct method to simply upload an xml or HTML sitemap file to your blog. So you can follow these steps to add a site map to your blogspot blog:

STEP #1
Go to Google Webmaster Tools website. [Here
STEP #2
Login and then at the top (Add Site), type your blog’s url :

Blogger Help - How To Submit Your Blogs Sitemap To Google

STEP #3
Now you have to verify that you own that blog, so click on Verify your site, and select the “Add a Meta Tag” option.

Then copy the meta tag into your blog’s “Edit HTML” section of  “Layout” tab, and save the template.

Blogger Help - How To Submit Your Blogs Sitemap To Google
STEP #4
Then click on “Verify” at the bottom (in Google Webmaster account). So a message will be displayed:

Blogger Help - How To Submit Your Blogs Sitemap To Google You’ve successfully verified http://bikes.bloggerstop.net/.

STEP #5
Now click on Sitemaps link present at left side. Then click on “Add a Sitemap”
STEP #6
In “Choose Type”, select “Add General Web Sitemap”

Blogger Help - How To Submit Your Blogs Sitemap To Google
STEP #7
Then in the “My Sitemap url is” blank, type this:
atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=100 (If you have up to 100 posts)
And if you have more than 100 articles or posts, then you have to add more sitemaps, after you have already added the previous one, like these:
atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=101&max-results=100 (If you have up to 200 posts)
atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=201&max-results=100 (If you have up to 300 posts)
atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=301&max-results=100  (If you have up to 400 posts).

That’s it, Now you can revisit your account after some days, and see a number of statistics provided by some of which are even better than Google analytics, as you can see the Google pagerank information for your blog’s different pages, given by Google itself.

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Muhammad Atif Ikram
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I wana try it for my one blog that can not be done by me till now in this proccess Tasty Fruits

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animtreebird
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Hi, For the past 3 months I have been trying to get all my sites included in the sitemap without success. But after following the advice given above I was able to add the sites for indexing consideration. This post was very helpful to me. Thanks.

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bikes
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Hi, I am happy top know, that the post was so helpful to you !

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gadgetsarea
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If you have 1000 or 2000 posts then?

should I do in "atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=100" in this passion, adding 100 posts in each sitemap! or any easy method..

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Divya Sai
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Hi gadgetsarea

you can make it max-results=1000, but I cannot guarantee you that it will add all the posts, without leaving anyone, cause there are some issues with the sitemaps of blogger blogs.

and even for 1000 posts, you’ll hardly require 10 sitemaps, which is ofcourse not a big deal
(1000 posts for a normal blogger is the work of almost 2 years or atleast 1.5 years)

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gadgetsarea
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Divya Sai, Thanks for your cool replay, I just figured out if one use feedburner as blog feed, the limit to SiteMap would be 500 url's, so if 1000 or more posts, I feel the SiteMap would be "atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=500" and additional url's as you've mentioned above "atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=501&max-results=1000" and so on.., If not correct me in case!

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gadgetsarea
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But Divya Sai, I wonder max results in all cases should be 500, (max-results=500) correct me if I am wrong.. Thanks again

atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=500

next sitemap:
atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=501&max-results=500

and similarly next:
atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1001&max-results=500

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Divya Sai
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Ohhh I am really sorry..I typed it wrong 8-} …..

yes you are absolutely correct….use the codes exactly as written by you….

I am removing the previous comment, so that nobody uses the wrong code….

thanks a lot for correcting me !

Regards
Sai

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article-on-finance
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Hi
I m Nimisha here thanx for this tips

It’s working fine…

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Divya Sai
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You are welcome Nimisha !

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Tumi
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Hi!,
I am a new guy who interesting on the blog. This tip is very helping me.
Thanks,

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Divya Sai
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Welcome Tumi !

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The Indian Chip
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hi Divya,
Though I am Able to verify the acccout by meta tag
I am not able to add nay sitemap.
When I click on the Add Sitemap option
it is taking me to this link http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=34575&hl=en.
I dont know what the reason is. I tried the URL with and without www and http://
Still not wrking.
am very frustrated wth this issue
Pls help me out!!

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Divya Sai
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Hi, are you able to see the same image, as displayed after 6th step ?
(of course with your blog’s url, followed by a blank) ?

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Anonymous
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hi divia

Thank you for the tip but i am joining to indian chip’s qeustion. me nither cant add a site map and i cant get to step 6 in your tip.

Than

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Divya Sai
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Well in case of Indian Chip, he has verified so next step is #6, so can you tell me whether you have verified your blog or not ?

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The Indian Chip
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Hai Divya
N!! it is not taking me to the 6th step.!!

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Blogger Templates
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HI,
Once you have verified your blog, you are done with 4th step, now 5th step is simply clicking on a link “Add a Sitemap”, so i guess there can be nothing wrong in that…..

So u are at step 6:
where you do not need any www, simply copy this:

atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=100

and paste it the blank, as displayed in the image at step 6…

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The Indian Chip
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Thanks Divya…
I did it..!!
But as you said there is no option like(Choose Type", select "Add General Web Sitemap"
).
I simply put that "atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=100"
Now its wrking……..
Thanks alot…
People like you help us in increasing our interest towards blogging!!

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The Indian Chip
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Thanks to Blogger templates too!!

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