How To Submit Site Map To Google Search Console.
Google search console is formerly known as webmaster tool. The Google webmaster tool is a free service. If you are new to the blog, I mean blogosphere, where millions are blogs already exist, if you desire to be the first page in Google search engine, then you have definitely submitted your sitemap (XML) to webmaster tool.
Every new blogger must know what a sitemap is and why it is important to submit a sitemap to Google search console?
A sitemap is the map of XML file which contain the URL inside in your blog. This XML file helps to search engine to crawl your site easily. Submitting sitemap Search engine index your pages and posts URL. You can likewise make an image sitemap and a video sitemap individually.
A sitemap can be generated in different ways depending upon what platform you are practicing. A sitemap can be created by Yoast SEO and other online sitemap generators.
Later in this post, I will discuss while submitting a sitemap why 404 error showing.
Steps to summit sitemap
- Go to Google search console. Select your site on your google search console home page.
- click crawl.
- Click site map
- Click ADD/TEST SITEMAP
- Clicks submit the sitemap.
Later all this process, if there is an error while submitting a sitemap to Google search console because due to the W3 Total Cache. When the user installed, W3 Total Cache in their WordPress before submitting the sitemap to a console. W3 Total Cache changes the sitemap according to the page cache.
An error message will incur if you submit a sitemap, after installing W3 Total Cache “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 submit”.
If such message incurred while submitting a sitemap while these steps to submit a sitemap.
- Go to W3 Total Cache.
- Click on the page cache.
- Copy the sitemap URL.(/sitemap_index.xml)
- Go the search console.
- Click ADD/TEST SITEMAP.
- Paste the sitemap URL.
- Click submit the sitemap.
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