Sabtu, 23 April 2011

Submit Blog Sitemap To Google Webmaster Tool

To get your blog indexed fast by Google, you can submit your blog sitemap to Google Webmaster Tool.
As we have known that blogger and Google webmaster tool belong to google, the good news is that both services are being integrated each other. If you create a blog in blogger, you can activate the blog in webmaster tool.

The thing to be prepared when submitting blog sitemap is certainly the address of your blog sitemap. How to know the address of blog sitemap? There are a few formats of sitemap you can use:
  • http://example.blogspot.com/atom.xml
  • http://yourdomain.com/atom.xml
What you should submit to google webmaster tool is only atom.xml
Other sitemap formats:
  • http://example.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default
  • http://yourdomain.com /feeds/posts/default
What you can submit to webmaster tool is only feeds/posts/default
Or
  • http://example.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default ?alt=rss
  • http://yourdomain.com /feeds/posts/default?alt=rss
What you submit to webmaster tool is feeds/posts/default?alt=rss
However, the addresses of the blog sitemap often are not so good for indexing. The good way is by identifying the number of post. If your blog has less than 500 posts, you should submit your blog sitemap as below:
  • atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=500
If your blog has more than 500 posts, you submit sitemap as below:
  • atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=500
  • atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=501&max-results=500
If your blog has more than 1000 posts, sitemap submitted would be as below:
  • atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=500
  • atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=501&max-results=500
  • atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1001&max-results=500
The conclusion is that you should add one sitemap for every 500 posts. For easier way, you can use Blogger Sitemap Generator. With the generator, your blog sitemap will be generated automatically.
blogger sitemap generator

How to Submit Sitemap to Webmaster Tool

The following is how to submit sitemap to Google Webmaster Tool :
  1. Visit http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/
  2. Login  with your gmail account, the same as you do login to blogger.
  3. If it’s the first time you login to Google webmaster tool, you have to activate first the service.
  4. There will appear notification which blogs can be activated (blogs in the same gmail account you use to login to Webmaster tool). Here, you only need to choose which blogs you want to activate. Click Add Select Sites to activate the selected blog.
    webmaster add selected=
  5. Or if your blog does not appear there, just click Add a Site… then insert the address of the blog and then click Continue. This way will need a verification of blog owner..
  6. Suppose your blog has been activated, so continue to submitting process. Click on the blog address you want to add its sitemap.
  7. Click Submit a Sitemap on the bottom left corner.submit a sitemap
  8. Click Submit a Sitemap button, and then insert the sitemap address as explained above. End with a click on Submit Sitemap button.submit sitemap webmaster tool
    atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=500
  9. Repeat this step if you want to add other blog sitemaps.
  10. Done.
Sitemap indexing process usually takes 1 to 3 days, so please be patient if your blog has not been indexed.

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