How to submit your Blogger Sitemap to Google

What are Sitemaps?


Sitemaps are text files containing a list of all web pages that exist on your website and are accessible to crawlers and users. These helps visitors and search engine bots to find pages on website. Sitemaps are a way to help Google indexing pages on your site which otherwise might not be discovered.

If your blog is hosted on blogspot.com (or if you are using a self-hosted version of Blogger with a custom domain) you will be surprised to find out that the default sitemap file contains only the 26 most recent pages of your blog which in normal case should contain all the URLs of a website.

Many webmaster pretend to teach others how to drive traffic to blogs or websites yet leaving out the most important factors like sitemaps. There are still other websites who keep on providing the old methods of generating a sitemap for blogger which are not any effective.

How to add a complete Sitemap for your Blogger Blog

Step 1. If you haven't done this already, sign-in to your Google Webmasters account and add your blog. For details, check this post on how to add a blog to Google.

Step 2. Once your blog is added to Google, go to Webmaster Dashboard and click on your site URL

Step 3. On the left side, look for Crawl, then Sitemaps and click on the Add/Test Sitemap button.

Add each of the following lines:

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

If your blog have lots of pages, add the sitemaps below:

atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1501&max-results=500atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=2001&max-results=500
atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=2501&max-results=500
atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=3001&max-results=500
And this is how you can submit your Blogger sitemap to Google. Happy blogging!

13 comments:

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  2. What do you mean by "lots of pages"? Does it mean a lot of pages like posts or a lot of pages pages? And how much is "lots of"? thanks

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  4. thank you verymuch it's nice post and you have a nice blog....

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  5. can we submit all these files at one time
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  6. thanks for sharing. I
    like the tutorial you provided and i hope it can
    work.i will submit my sitemap in google in future

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  7. Hi,
    Thanks for sharing such useful infoticle.
    I have got one question for you.
    Do I have to add these lines to custom robots.txt as well?
    Regards,

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  8. it will be good to use generated sitemap

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  9. after add it.. still nothing show in google search result.. or maybe need to wait 24 hour or more?

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  10. Hi admin, my blog posts are getting indexed in Google without any problem. But Bing is not doing the same job. Because not all my blog posts are indexed by Bing. What's the problem there? I even submitted sitemap to Bing but nothing works. I also checked your blog's posts there, every posts were indexed by Bing. How you did it? Please kindly let me know the solution. Thanks.

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  11. Thanks for sharing this. These codes can also be used to submit the blogger site to bing.

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  12. Hi. I've tried this but after the Webmaster's Sitemap Test result, it is showing me that 404 Not found. www.itechvalley.in/sitemap.xml
    Help.!

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  13. Hi,

    If there is already one sitemap submitted when the total posts were less then 100, and now when they increases by 500, so do we need to remove the old one and submit the new one?

    Thanks in advance

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