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How to Submit a Sitemap to Google

If you run a website and want it to appear in search, you’ll often hear about sitemaps. Fortunately, our plugin – Rank Math – automatically creates sitemaps for your website that make it easier for search engines to understand your site structure. We then also combine all of the individual sitemaps – for posts, pages, videos, etc. – into a single sitemap index. We do this so that you only actually have to submit the sitemap index link which will be automatically updated when you change your site structure and its content.

Here’s how you can submit your sitemap to Google:

1. To get started, you’ll need to sign in to the Google Search Console using the same account you verified & connected the website in question with.

2. Select your website and then click on Sitemaps.


3. Enter “sitemap_index.xml” in the Add a new sitemap field in order to complete the sitemap URL.

Add a new Sitemap

4. Click on Submit and your sitemap will be submitted to Google.

You can also ensure that the sitemap is not cached. Also if you are using the Analytics feature of Rank Math, we will automatically submit the sitemap.

You can read more about Sitemaps in our Knowledge Base article and fix the sitemap issues if you have any. However, if you are still facing any issues you can contact our dedicated support team and they will be happy to help you further with your queries.

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