Difficulty Level 1/5
If you have just created a brand new website, then you are going to need to submit the sites sitemap to google. This will help googles bots crawl the website, and find all the content. It will also announce to google that you want to be indexed on their search engine. The process for submitting the sitemap to Bing is very similar to this, you can find the bing webmaster tools here.
Step 1: Download the Plugin
Click on the plugin menu, and hit Add New at the top of the plugin page. Search keyword: XML Sitemap Generator. The Plugin’s Author is Arne Brachhold, more information about Arne can be found on his wordpress profile page.
Download, and active this plugin.
Manual download link: Here
Step 2: Sitemap Generator Settings
You will be able to setup this plugin by finding it under the settings menu. Hover your mouse over the settings menu, and select XML- Sitemap.
Step 3: Google Search Console
You will need to login or create a google account to access the search console. Console Login
Once logged in,
You will see a red button in the upper right named “Add Propriety“
Click on that, and enter your domains url.
You will need to verify you own/manage this proprity.
You will find the easiest methods under the alternate methods tab.
Generally the simplest way is to already have installed google analytics.
If you have not installed analytics – Learn more
Otherwise you can Upload a HTML file to your site, using filezilla to transfer the file to the html folder.
Follow the steps google list for this method.
1. Download The File
2. Upload the file to http://yourdomain.com
3. Confirm successful upload by visiting *google link*.
4. Click Verify below.
To stay verified, don’t remove the HTML file, even after verification succeeds.
Upload the google verification file to the HTML folder via FPT.
Once you have verified ownership of the website, you can then submit the sitemap location. You will find this on the dashboard main menu – Under Crawl.
The Default location of the sitemap with XML Sitemap generator is http://mydomain.com/sitemap.xml
Click on Add/Test Sitemap
and enter sitemap.xml into the text box.
within a few days, if you search in google for
You will start seeing all the different pages of your website showing up in google.
This is a easy way to get indexed, and crawled by google.