If you have just started your website/blog and want to list your blog into google search engine then this guide helps you a lot.
Today, I come up with a way by which you can list your website into the search engine Google and then people will find your site on the first page of the google search results.
But before we move ahead you should get to know or familiar with technical terms like sitemap, search console, index, etc.
let me tell you one thing is google won’t charge a single penny for indexing or listing your blog into SERP. So, guys be aware of fake people who tell that you have to pay some money to search engine giant. Just follow this guide and everything will be done successfully 🙂 🙂
What is a Sitemap??
A Sitemap is an XML File that lets search engine to crawl your entire site URLs and content. By this way, the search engine can find all content and understand everything properly.
You can use a simple plugin called Yoast SEO to generate sitemap and then you have to submit it to the google search console.
Moreover, You must define which posts, images, pages, categories and tags you want to get crawled and indexed in the sitemap. Let me give you one surprise, you can grab a massive discount on spin rewriter 8 from this link.
How to generate a Sitemap?
Here, I’m taking wordpress as a content management system (CMS). And for that, We have most popular SEO plugin called Yoast SEO that lets you generate a sitemap in just one click.
How to do?
#1: Go to Plugins > Add New.
#2: Search “Yoast SEO” and once you find that simply install it and activate it.
#3: From left sidebar, Go to SEO > XML Sitemaps and click on it.
#4: Toggle to Enable and click on Save Changes.
Note: You can select which things you want to include in your sitemap by simply going to Post Types section.
#5: Now you will have a Sitemap URL and that you have to submit to GWT. (Google Webmaster Tools)
Now, you have a sitemap ready. But before we submit the sitemap your website must be verified by Google and if you haven’t done yet then here in this guide I’m going to show you.
How to verify your website in the google search console??
#1: First of all, go to https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools
#2: Sign in with desired email and password.
#3: Click on Add a Property > Enter website name and click on Add.
#4: Now, There are five different methods by which you can verify. But we have used a Yoast SEO plugin here then you should go to Alternate Methods > HTML Tag.
#5: From left sidebar, Go to SEO > Dashboard > Webmaster Tools.
#6: Copy the string that is inside the con and pastes into google search console field of Yoast SEO and save changes.
#7: Click on Verify in GSC. and you are good to go. 🙂 🙂
How to submit a sitemap to google search console??
Now, The real process of submitting the sitemap start from here.
#1: Go to GSC > Click on Your web property > Crawl > Sitemaps.
#2: Click on Add/Test Sitemap.
#3: Add sitemap_index.xml at the end of the URL.
#4: First test the sitemap whether it’s working or not. If it’s working fine then click “Submit”.
That’s it. 🙂 🙂
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