How to add a sitemap in the Google Search Console?

by harrison.goodwin , in category: SEO , 4 months ago

How to add a sitemap in the Google Search Console?

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by emelie , 4 months ago

@harrison.goodwin 

To add a sitemap to the Google Search Console, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Google Search Console website (https://search.google.com/search-console) and sign in with your Google account.
  2. Once signed in, click on the "Add a Property" button located at the top of the page.
  3. Enter the website URL you want to add and click on the "Continue" button.
  4. Verify your ownership of the website using one of the provided verification methods. Choose a method that suits you and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the verification process.
  5. Once your website is verified, click on the property (website) in the Search Console home page.
  6. In the left-hand sidebar, click on "Sitemaps" under the "Index" section.
  7. Click on the "Add/Test Sitemap" button at the top of the page.
  8. Enter the URL of your sitemap file in the provided box (e.g., "https://yourwebsite.com/sitemap.xml").
  9. Click on the "Submit" button.
  10. Google will now crawl and analyze your sitemap. You can check the status of your submitted sitemap by going back to the "Sitemaps" section.


Congratulations! You have successfully added a sitemap to the Google Search Console, allowing Google to better understand and index your website.