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 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.
In this knowledgebase article, we’re going to walk you through how to submit a sitemap to Google. Without further ado – let’s get started:
1 Sign in to Google Search Console
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 Navigate to Sitemaps
Select your website and click on Sitemaps as shown below:
3 Enter Sitemap URL
Enter “sitemap_index.xml” in the Add a new sitemap field in order to complete the sitemap URL.
4 Submit the Sitemap
Click on Submit and your sitemap will be submitted to Google.
You can read more about Sitemaps in our Knowledge Base article and fix the sitemap issues if you have any. If you still have any questions about how to submit a sitemap to Google – you’re always more than welcome to contact our dedicated support team. They are available 24/7, 365 days a year…