How to make a sitemap for blogs.

Sitemaps are not necessary. Even if you don’t have sitemaps the crawlers will crawl your pages and find the content. But, it is like letting them crawl in a dark room. What if you had a well lit room with all navigation and helpers around which will take them to each room? It will be more effective right? Sitemaps serve this purpose. This helps the crawlers to undersand your site more effectively.

Step 1:

Login to sitemap account at Google webmaster tool.

At the top of screen you will see the option to add your site. Just paste the URL of your blog.

Click on Ok button. Next you will get confirmation message.

Step 2:

Now you need to verify your ownership of blog. Click on verify link. Google offers two methods of verification. You can either upload an HTML file with a name we specify (Which is not possible with Blogger account), or you can add a META tag to your site’s index file. Adding META tag via template code is possible. So just select Add a META tag from drop down menu:

It will generate code for you, copy the meta tag and paste it into your blog template section.

Step 3:

Go to your and login to your account. Go to your blog > Click on Template
Paste the META tag code after section:


Click on Save Template changes button.

Step 4:

Then go to sitemap account and click the box that read as follows:

I’ve added the META tag in the home page of Click on Verify button.

Step 5:

Now your site is added to sitemap account and verification is done. Next you should need to add actual sitemap URL. Since account allow you to create a text file or anything else you need to add your site feed (ATOM XML) file as a site map. Click on add a sitemap link:


Step 6:

You can add a Sitemap to your account to provide Google additional information about your blog. Google will process your sitemap and provide information on any errors in the sitemaps tab as well your sitemap will be downloaded everyday to index your blog fast.
Select type as : (Add General Web sitemap)

Now you need to add Atom 0.3 feeds. Generally, you would use this format only if your site already has a syndication feed and this is the only way to add sitemap to your account.


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