How to add a sitemap in Robots.txt?

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by maci , in category: SEO , 4 months ago

How to add a sitemap in Robots.txt?

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by jacey.lubowitz , 4 months ago

@maci 

To add a sitemap in Robots.txt, you need to include the location of your sitemap in the Robots.txt file. Here's how to do it:

  1. Open your Robots.txt file. If you don't have one, create a new text file and name it "Robots.txt".
  2. Add the following code to the file: Sitemap: [URL of your sitemap]
  3. Replace "[URL of your sitemap]" with the actual URL of your sitemap. For example: Sitemap: https://www.example.com/sitemap.xml
  4. Save the Robots.txt file.
  5. Upload the Robots.txt file to the root directory of your website. Typically, this is the main folder where your website is hosted.
  6. Test the Robots.txt file by accessing the following URL in your browser: "https://www.yourwebsite.com/robots.txt". Replace "yourwebsite.com" with your actual website domain.
  7. Check if the sitemap URL is visible in the Robots.txt file. It should appear under the "Sitemap" line, indicating that the search engine crawlers can find your sitemap.


By including your sitemap in the Robots.txt file, you make it easier for search engine crawlers to discover and access your site's pages and content.