How To Submit Blogger Sitemap To Google Webmaster Tools?

If you’ve just started your blogging career, you might not know how search engines work and how to display your website in the Google search results to drive traffic to your blog.

You can show your website in Google search for free if you can help Google to find your blog.

To do that, you should know about Google Search Console (earlier known as Google Webmaster Tools).

Search Console is a free tool offered by Google which helps you to display your website in Google search results (index or crawl your website).

This tool also helps you to improve the crawling rate of your blog.

All you have to do are a few simple things.

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First of all, you’ve to verify in Google Search Console that you’re the owner of the website.

And, the second and most important task is to submit your blog/website sitemap to search console.

Here, I’m going to guide you through step by step methods about how to submit website sitemap to Google webmaster tools.

But, before that we need to understand what actually a sitemap is, and why is it important for your blog to submit a sitemap.

For verifying your website ownership on Search Console, you can refer to this article on Kissmetrics blog.

So, without much further ado, let’s get started.


What is a Sitemap?

As the word sounds, a sitemap is actually a map of your website.

When Google crawlers go around the web indexing new web pages in its database, new blogs are usually missed out as only a few or no sites are linking to them as well as they’re not aware of sitemap thing.

A sitemap is either an XML or HTML file that contains all the URLs of the pages inside your blog.

While HTML sitemap helps your visitors to navigate through your blog, an XML sitemap helps the search engine crawlers the same way.

When you submit an XML sitemap to Google Webmasters, it helps search engine crawlers to find all the URLs on your website and add it to their database.

There are various parts of a sitemap that affect the crawling rate of your blog, such as the size of your sitemap, the number of URLs in your sitemap, indexing priority of pages on your blog, updating frequency, etc.

Now, that you know about sitemap and its importance, let’s move on to the further steps.


Submit Blogger Sitemap To Google
Search Console

Below is the complete process you have to follow in terms to submit your blogspot blog sitemap to Google Webmaster Tools.

This tutorial is divided into 2 parts.

One is for submitting sitemap for blog posts (articles) and another one for submitting sitemap for static pages like contact us, about us, privacy policy etc.

Part - 1

Submitting sitemap for blog posts


Step 1: Sign in to your Google Webmasters Account.

Step 2: Select the desired blog you wish to submit the sitemap for.

Step 3: At the left side of the page, click on Sitemaps under Crawl section.

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Step 4: Now, at the top-right corner of the page, click on Add/Test Sitemap button.

Blogger Sitemap Google Search Console

Step 5: Add the below code in the provided text field.

atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=500

This is the sitemap code for your blogger blog that you need to add.

Step 6: Press “Submit Sitemap” button.

Step 7: Refresh the page.

Congratulation! You have finished the process of submitting your blog sitemap.

Note: The above sitemap will work for 500 posts only. If you have more than 500 posts published on your blog, then you have to add one more sitemap.

The Whole procedure will be same, but at this time you have to add this code.

atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=501&max-results=1000

That's it. You are done with submitting the sitemap for blog posts. Now let's move to the 2nd part i.e submitting sitemap for blogspot static pages.

Part - 2

Submitting sitemap for static pages


The sitemap for blogger static pages is completely different from the blog posts.

If you want Google bots to crawl and index your static pages as well, then you must submit a sitemap for them as well.

I have written a complete step-by-tutorial on that as well. Read:

How To Submit Blogger Static Pages Sitemap To Google Search Console?

Make sure you read the complete article. You will find some valuable information at the end of the article.


Over to You

This was the step by step guide on how to add Blogger sitemap to Google Webmaster Tools.

Now, it’s your time to try this tutorial and let us know if it was helpful for you or not.

Also, let us know how submitting sitemap to Google webmasters affected your website.

Please share your views with me on the effects of adding the sitemap and let me know in the comments if you need any help in submitting your blog sitemap.

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40 thoughts on “How To Submit Blogger Sitemap To Google Webmaster Tools?

  1. As you said that if i have more than 500 posts….we have to add a second sitemap with max-results being 1000. But the submitted column shows only 500. What’s catch here ?

    • You have to add both the sitemaps one by one.
      atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=500
      It will work for first 500 posts and
      atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=501&max-results=1000
      it will work for posts after 500.

      • Hey Ankit Singla,

        Please check your post again, because you have written atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=501&max-results=501 as you said atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=501&max-results=1000 works for after 500 posts. Hope you got my point 🙂

    • you have to put multiple sitemaps in your google webmaster account.
      atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=500
      Look at bold text in the above code.
      start-index=1 : Refers to the starting number of the post
      max-results=500 refers to the limit of posts in that sitemap.
      If you have 4000+ posts in your blog then put sitemaps in below manner
      sitemap 1: from 1 to 500
      sitemap 2: from 501 to 1000
      sitemap 3: from 1001 to 1500
      Hope you understand I am trying to say. Good Luck!

  2. Thanks so much for this–i didn’t know how important it was and never would have figured out how to do this on my own. thanks again!

    But actually, I have a question: do you only have to do this once and it’s automatically updated whenever you have a new post (or when u reach 1000 posts…? Thanks!

  3. I have only about 10 articles in my new site, yet will it be good to submit a sitemap?

  4. I have a blogger site like only4download.com in webmaster tools where can i submit sitemap naked domain or www domain or submit sitemap in both domain……?

  5. I am unable to generate or add sitemap to my blog it shows a 404 error called “General HTTP error: 404 not found
    HTTP Error: 404″ on webmastertools and unable to generate a sitemap on labnol sitemap generator too.. please help me soon..

  6. I am a newbie blogger. Sorry but I didn’t exactly understood what it is for. All I knew is that I have to do it in order to claim ownership of my blog and improve my index rate. (do not understand “index rate” either) I just gave it a try, why not? I am not sure what will happen. But thanks anyway. Your instructions are very easy, even a newbie like me got it.

  7. It takes so much time by Google to index my new posts. I hope that after submitting my sitemap this problem will be resolved. Thanks a lot for sharing this helpful information.

  8. Thank you, brother!

    I am currently using Blogger platform and because of you I have got a sitemap! Hope it will improve my search indexing.

    I am not much aware about SEO actually. Will learn some!

  9. I use wordpress to make my website.I don’t use a blog.Can you tell me where can I get the HTML editor of the Page. Because when I went to the HTML editor in my wordpress dashboard, I could only see lots of function in PHP language.How do I add the META tag?

  10. Submitting Sitemap is one of the most important things to be done. Whether it is Google Webmaster or Bing Webmaster we need to do it before all other tasks. You’ve done a good work while bringing this thing to the readers.

  11. Should you submit a sitemap larger than the number of posts you have?

    i have 1200 posts, should I submit 1001-1500?

  12. Hello Ankit,
    I have a bloggger blo having posts more than 500 and i submitted the sitemap generated from other website but that website generated sitemap as
    atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=500
    atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=501&max-results=500

    But you have written that for posts more than 500 the site map should be
    atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=500&max-results=1000

    i am confused which sitemap is correct “index=500&max-results=1000″ OR “index=501&max-results=500″ Please help me and also i have read on some websites that using this type of sitemaps reduces the traffic. is it correct.

  13. Thanks a lot for this post. i tried submitting the sitemap you stated above but i still see no changes. will i have to wait for some days or few weeks?

  14. Hey i need some help, i have submitted my sitemap 4-5 days ago and i used this code ” /feeds/posts/default” as far as i know it only indexes up to 26 posts but my blog has more than 35 posts, so today i have submitted your code as well. So my question is will there be an issue having both these codes on “Google webmasters tool “?

  15. Hi,

    I submitted it but the issue is that it is going with only maximum of 500 urls. I tried changing the number in the end but it does not works. Any idea about submitting like more than 1000 urls ?

  16. Thanks a lot for that. Usually the site maps can be generated by some free online resources. They usually come in .xml form. But I was in a fix when I wanted to index my blogspot blog. This post helped me to submit the sitemap pretty quickly. Didn’t understand the redirect part though. But, anyway, it got indexed and will be crawled within a few hours I suppose. Thank you for the tutorial.

  17. Thank you so much Ankit for you simple instructions. It only took me 1 minute to copy and paste it and I got a confirmation from webmaster tools.

  18. Hello Ankit, I have successfully submitted my sitemap to blogger, now may I know I how many days does index my whole site? Thanks in advance.

  19. Thanks Ankit i just submit my blog sitemap,i really appreciate for this piece of information you gave out,please i really want to submit my blog to alexa so that i can know my blog ranking,please i will really appreciate if you throw more light on this.

  20. I have two questions.

    1. Lets say I have manually created folders inside my blog, how am I going to put site maps for those URL’s.

    2. And how to create sitemaps if there are 1000’s of URL’s involved. I know there are websites that offers the service for free, but they dont seem to grab everything 100%

    Any thoughts? thanks for explaining the process.

  21. Thanks for sharing the marvellous info as I am new blogger & i have applied your info from the starting as that results has almost come down.

    Tell me sometimes error 404 occured while we try to submit the backlinks what’s the reason behind that

    Regards
    James Bond

  22. Hello,

    Mr. Ankit Kumar Singla

    I came to your website to find how to submit blogspot’s Site Map to google webmaster tool. I am totally newbie in blogger blogspot. I saw your Beginners tips in blogger/ blogspot and after reading this, it seems to me my content and materials is not suitable or adjustable with the Google blogspot according to its terms & condition.

    As a freelancer my target to sell my collected photographs through a honest way. I know nothing about the Black Hat or White Hat SEO. My text content in blogspot will not be much changed usually but there will be added many photographs in the page of blogspot. check my blogspot specialpictures100.blogspot.in and Say what is better for me? move to a website like of Weebly hosting ? or staying behind the blogger blogspot? Give Some advice in which way should I go better ? What is your opinion that work better for me. Please answer me.

  23. I am having error while submitting sitemap in google webmasters

    error : We encountered an error while trying to access your Sitemap. Please ensure your Sitemap follows our guidelines and can be accessed at the location you provided and then resubmit

  24. This was really a helpful content.
    But nowadays, google compiles its own sitemap for blogger users followed by ….blogspot.com/sitemap.xml

    Thanks for this article for beginers.

    Regards
    Sathish Satz.

  25. This has been very helpful. I have been blogging for many years now, but never knew about sitemap submission to google webmaster.

    Your article is very relevant, precise and to the point and exactly what I was searching for.

  26. Thanks for the post, I wish I could get it to work. When I enter the code for my site and tested it I got a 404 error for my sitemap. I don’t know what’s wrong. Thank you for any help!

  27. Hay Ankit! Thanks for your help! it’s so easy. Anyway, There are so many tricky & shitty blogger around the SERP which taking advantage of this situation by telling newbie an illegal script. Such as, auto redirect to his web.

  28. Hello Mr. Ankit Singla,

    Thanks for your helpful article!

    I have already more then 500 posts. So, I have added both sitemap to my webmaster tool account.

    Hope It will work for me.

    Thanks,
    Md. Atiq

  29. Thank for this bro, but I don’t know whats wrong with my sitemap I submitted it 6 days ago to all search engines but its still showing pending.. I don’t knw why.. but I’ll give this a try and see if it works

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