Monday, January 29, 2007

Adding a sitemap to blogger

Adding a sitemap to blogger. We have discussed in a previous post, about the importance of a sitemap. If you have a sitemap for your blogs and websites then there are more chances of your pages being indexed. Here I will discuss the methods of making a sitemap for blogger.

google webmaster central

To start with go to the Webmaster central.

sign in to webmaster central

In the Webmaster central of google, signin. You will need a google account to proceed.

Then open your blog, and copy your blog’s url.

copy your blogs url

Then come back to the Webmaster central and add your blog’s URL there. Once you add your blog, it will ask you to verify your blog.

add your blogs url

Then click on verify, and choose a verification method.

verify your blog

Select Meta tags verification. After that copy the Meta tags that is displayed there.

select meta tags verification

Copy the Meta tags and then open your blogger account. In your blogger account, go to template and then on the lower tab edit current. In the template, just below the head, paste the code. Then save the template changes and republish your blog.

meta tags added in your blog

Then click on the verify, and you will see the verification acknowledgement.

verification successful

Then in the Webmaster central, click on the submit a site map.

submit a sitemap

Then you will be asked, about sitemap type.

choose sitemap type

Select their general sitemap.

select general sitemap

Then come back to your blogger account again, click on the settings tab, and there click on the sub tabs site feed. After that, copy your site’s feed.

copy site feed in blogger

Then paste the feed as your sitemap.

paste blog feed as sitemap

You will get another acknowledgment as sitemap added. It takes some time, before your sitemap is verified. Then a lot of your pages will be indexed.
your sitemap for blogger is added

12 comments:

aarani said...

not able to view the site feed in setting, sitefeed tab. pl. help to take further step on google indexing

aarani said...

not able to view the site feed in settings sitefeed tab of my site. pl. help to take further step in google indexing..

tech expert said...

dear aarani:
if this is your url for example:
http://technology-basic-internet.blogspot.com/
then your feed will be
atom.xml at the end of your url.

it will look something like this:
http://technology-basic-internet.blogspot.com/atom.xml

Anonymous said...

The adding sitemap to blogger also can be in:-

http://technology-basic-internet.blogspot.com/rss.xml

or

http://technology-basic-internet.blogspot.com/atom.xml

both are okey to be used, I have try it.

ChuaCH
http://singapore-sti.blogspot.com/
http://marketblackbox.blogspot.com/

Rahadyan Permana said...

replace your site to more good skin.

tech expert said...

yes, the atom.xml or rss.xml both works!

Rahadyan Permana said...
replace your site to more good skin.
yes, but then already a lot of stuffs have been added, so am not trying to change the template and mess it all!
but then may be some day, i will go for a better skin!
thanks for the advice!

Vehen said...

Thank you for this clear lesson ... Now I got a sitemap =)

Jassie said...

I have submited my blog to google sitemap which URL ended with both rss.xml ,and i receive an error stated as below:

Paths don't match
We've detected that you submitted your Sitemap using a URL path that includes the www prefix (for instance, http://www.example.com/sitemap.xml). However, the URLs listed inside your Sitemap don't use the www prefix (for instance, http://example.com/myfile.htm). [?]

Is that mean i need to resubmit my blog URL to Google Webmaster tool again?
Please help me.
Thank you .

BerkC said...

thank you

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Mz J said...

Thank you so much for all the detailed info. I had been trying to get my site verified and a sitemap added and I actually got it done ~ Thanks to everyone-Much Appreciated!!

Hudson Atwell said...

Jessie.

I ran into this problem once too. I set up my website in webmaster tools as mywebsite.com rather than www.mywebsite.com.

Because my xml sitemap's links pointed to www.myswebsite.com while the domain setup with Google lacked the 'www', google read me that same error.

I had to fix it by deleting the original google profile and recreating it to include the 'www'.

maybe this will help.

Happy Adventure,
Hudson
SEOAdventures
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