How To Add Sitemaps To Google Search Console – Step By Step [Guide]

Adding sitemaps to google search console is the 2nd step of working on this Web Master tool. If you still don’t know what search console is you can read: What is Google Search Console? And don’t worry today I will show you how to add sitemaps to google search console. 

If you have enough information regarding search console then you’re good to add your website to search console. Check How to Add your WordPress Website To Google Search Console

After your website adding is complete you must expect to see crawling reports of your website as search console does that for you. But still, you can’t see the crawl reports, nor the impressions, clicks and other things. Why so?

Because to get everything done you must add sitemaps of your website to search console.Today I’ll show you the easy steps of how to add sitemaps to google search console.

How to Add Sitemaps to Google Search Console

how to add sitemaps to google search console - sitemap submission

Before submitting a sitemap, one must know what a sitemap is. A sitemap is a file where you can list the web pages of your site to tell Google and other search engines about the organization of your site content. Search engine web crawlers like Googlebot read this file to more intelligently crawl your site. So adding sitemaps to google search console is important so that google bot can crawl to your website.

How to Submit Sitemaps

If you’re a WordPress user, then this is the actual direction for you to add sitemaps. At First, you have to install YOAST SEO plugin. If you don’t know how to add a WordPress plugin check this post How to Install WordPress Plugins. Once you’re done with installing this, we can proceed.

First, you have to find the sitemaps of your blog, for that simply click on XML SITEMAPS from Yoast Seo dashboard.

how to add sitemaps to google search console - XML settings

After this, a menu will appear, click on XML Sitemaps.

how to add sitemaps to google search console - Find Sitemaps

Another window will open in your browser and you will see your sitemaps there.

how to add sitemaps to google search console - checking sitemaps

Now copy the text and go to your google search console account.

how to add sitemaps to google search console - crawl sitemaps

Click on sitemaps and you will find a menu where there will be an option of adding a sitemap.

how to add sitemaps to google search console - google submission


Click on ADD/TEST  sitemap and first write post-sitemap.xml and submit it

Again click on ADD/TEST sitemap and write page-sitemap.xml and submit it

And you’re done. Make sure your robots.txt is correct so that the Googlebot can crawl to your website. If you haven’t optimized your robots.txt check this post How to Edit & Optimize WordPress Robots.txt file For SEO. Now you can submit your sitemap perfectly. If you still have any confusion regarding submitting a sitemap just comment or you can reach me via email.

Nishat Mahmud

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