Add Blogger Sitemap to Google Webmaster Tools

I hope you do know about Google Web Master Tools. This tool enables Webmasters to provide a better and detailed information of their site to Google.This will greatly help you in your SEO needs.Webmaster Tools allows you to submit your blog's sitemap so that Google gets a better idea of your blogs structure.

UPDATE : This post is now outdated as Blogger has now rolled out new XML Sitemaps. Please refer our latest tutorial on XML Sitemap for Blogger for details on adding sitemap to Google Webmaster tools.

Blogger’s robots.txt file automatically specifies a sitemap URL[The blog feed], but it would be even better if you manually add the sitemap URLs to GWT.

Wordpress and other blogging platforms have some Sitemap generator plugins for the same.If you are using blogger you can use your blog's atom.xml feed as your sitemap.

Note:- If you have disabled Blog Feeds then enable it by going to Settings > Site Feed and change Allow Blog Feeds to Short or Full. (Don't set it to None)

1. Login to Google Web Master Tools with your Blogger account.

2. See if your Blog is already listed there, if it is listed and verified then click on the blog name and proceed to Step 5

3.If its not listed, Click on the Add a site button and provide your blog URL there and hit continue.

add-blogger-blog-to-webmaster-tools

4.It will now ask you to verify your Blog using any of the two methods. You can use any of those. The File upload method would be simpler.

  a. File Upload Method – Change the Verification method to Upload an HTML File. Ignore the file download and upload instructions provided there. Google will automatically download and upload that file for you. So just ignore the instructions and hit the Verify button. Your blog should get verified now. If it doesn’t then opt for the  second method (b)

  b. Meta Tag Verification method. Google will provide you a Meta Tag code which looks like

<meta name="google-site-verification" content="verificationkey" />

Copy this Code,  login to your Blogger Dashboard navigate to Layout >Edit HTML and place this code somewhere above </head> Save the template, come back to GWT and hit the verify button.

5. Once your blog is verified you can  add  sitemaps for your blog[From the Left Pane > Site Configuration > Sitemap].In the sitemap URL give the following URL as shown in this screenshot and click the Submit Sitemap button

atom.xml?redirect=false&max-results=500 
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If you have more than 500 posts on your blog, then add an additional sitemap URL

atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=501&max-results=500

If your blog has more than 1000 posts, then add one more sitemap URL

atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1001&max-results=500

If it has more than 1500 posts, then add one more sitemap

atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1501&max-results=500

Continue this process depending upon the number of posts on your blog. So this means that you will be adding additional sitemaps for every 500 posts.

Once you have added the Sitemap, you can play around with the different other tools in GWT. It will provide you with a better analysis your site, show you the sites linking to you, help you in managing your site links and much more.

47 comments :

  1. Thanks for this page. I was struggling with rss.xml and atom.xml but your suggested option has worked out. thanks

    Tim
    ( electronics345.blogspot.com )

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  2. my site http://downloadallhindisongs.blogspot.com/
    displays only 26 urls when submitted to sitemap

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  3. Hi,
    I am using
    http://www.mobilefish.com/services/submitsite/submitsite.php to submit my URLs in several search engines and directories all for free.

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  4. Thanks for the amazing post.I had been struggling with the sitemaps for quite sometime.everytime i submitted an atom.xml it was getting rejected.I guess this was the cause since my feeds are on feedburner.You have posted some amazing blogging tips on your site.
    Kudos to You!!

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  5. i added both rss.xml?redirect=false&max-results=100 and atom.xml?redirect=false&max-results=100 suffixes.

    yet.. only 2/3 of posts got indexed. any tricks or hack on getting all indexed?

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  6. Thx very much, helped me to sort it out quickly.

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  7. Is there a reason why my blog entries (at: douglevitt.blogspot.com) show up on google, but not on yahoo when doing a site: search.

    E.g.

    When I search for site:douglevitt.blogspot.com on google, I get results. However, when I search for site:douglevitt.blogspot.com on yahoo, I get NO results?

    Thanks.

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  8. thank for this tip..blogger blogs can submit this directly from blogger dashboard itself...
    I have submitted..

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  9. Loved your post. Have a query : If we don't specify the max result parameter, would it something wrong. I use : http://www.techquark.com/rss.xml?redirect=false

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  10. @Shubham,
    its better to use the max-results thing because blogger doesn't display all the posts in feeds by default..

    so you will have to add
    http://www.techquark.com/rss.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=100
    http://www.techquark.com/rss.xml?redirect=false&start-index=101&max-results=100
    http://www.techquark.com/rss.xml?redirect=false&start-index=201&max-results=100

    etc..
    this is the best way of doing it.. ;)

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  11. Hi aneesh

    I tried it but when i put max-results=100 it is not showing anything.......
    If i delete max-results=100 then it is showing only 5...

    Why?
    Any Help........

    My blog is
    123friendz.blogspot.com
    verify there it is showing only 5

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  12. Thanks for nice information
    thanks again

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  13. Hi Aneesh, I was under the impression that blogger generates a sitemap for you already. Is this post still applicable now? Just not sure if I need to submit or if it would end up being redundant....

    Btw, love the site, you're incredibly knowledgeable and your instructions are always concise and easy to follow. Thank you.

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  14. @Gina - yea it was an old post :) updated it now.. Blogger specifies a sitemap in the Robots.txt file but its better to add sitemaps by your own. It will also help you to track the number of urls indexed on Google.

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  15. I added this sitemap to all my blogs but it says:

    Sitemap is HTML
    Your Sitemap appears to be an HTML page. Please use a supported sitemap format instead.

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  16. @love2spooge - Atom feeds are one type of Sitemap formats that are allowed by GWT. If it shows such an eror to you, then it means that you have disabled your Blog Feeds. Enable Blog feeds by going to Settings > Site Feed and Change Allow Blog Feeds to Short or Full. Now resubmit the sitemap at GWT

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  17. My feed is enabled, but my feed is redirected to Feed Burner.

    Is that problem?

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  18. @love2spooge - nope, that wont be a problem. the redirect=false is intentionally added to prevent that redirection in the sitemap:)

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  19. Ive used this line to add 100% of my Posts in Sitemap:

    atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=100

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  20. atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=9999

    I think this is sufficient ;)
    isn't it?

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  21. Can you please tell how to submit site map to yahoo

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  22. Very helpful for a newbie -- thanks much! [my new blog: http://upcycleconsumer.blogspot.com]

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  23. good,
    thank you for the information,
    This was helped,
    spirit! ! ! ! !

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  24. dear Aneesh i am submit my sitemap but they are not index my URL.My URL status Show Errors.
    I submit:
    1.rss.xml?redirect=false
    2.atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=500
    3.atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=501&max-results=500
    4.feeds/posts/default
    5.atom.xml?redirect=false

    please solve me this problem...
    my blog is http://bdbestsong.blogspot.com

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  25. Hi thanks for this great info. I have now set my blog to feedburner and set also in google webmaster. Since my blog is new, I think I have to wait for more few days for my urls to be indexed in goolge. Thank you.

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  26. I have a problem with my sitemap when send it to google webmasters. The webmaster treated my sitemap as html not xml. What to do about this? my website's url is http://www.bazicsnewsfeeds.co.cc

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  27. just started my blog have 26 posts and on using "atom.xml?redirect=flase&max-results=100" in sitemaps in status it shows a cross mark why so??? please help me out my blog is http://photo--graphyblog.blogspot.com/

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  28. hi thanks for the post
    i have a custom domain pointing with dynadot what should i do to get Meta Tag Verification code ? i put www.name.blogspot.com or www.name.com ???

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  29. thank's for your tips, it's very useful

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  30. Even thou I used another site to finish assisting me with this process. I did obtain a lot of helpful info from this article and will be sure to spread the word. I also have this bookmark too just in case.

    Thank You,
    maythebesthandwin

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  31. Thanks alot.
    i was searching for this. i have added a site map. but i have more than 100 posts more posts were not being added. i was searching for this. all info i have got from your article. i have no words to thank you.
    Thanks :)

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  32. Hi rajat.
    try this your problem will solve
    /atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=100

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  33. I keep getting an error 404...please help blogger feedburner will only submit 26 of my pots rather than all of them. I copied and pasted your format but it didnt work...www.singlemotherscandoitall.blogspot.com

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  34. uso no beu blog assim:
    atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=100


    atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=101&max-results=300


    atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1101&max-results=1500


    atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1501&max-results=1900


    atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1901&max-results=2300


    atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=2301&max-results=2600


    atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=301&max-results=700


    atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=701&max-results=1100


    feeds/comments/default


    feeds/posts/default

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  35. thank you so much! i've been looking for answers lately (but nothing happened).. and i tried to check out your site again. wow! your website is really awesome!

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  36. And If I have 2000 post how should I submit my sitemap?

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  37. work great. thank you very much. i was not able to find solution to this, checked many sites, you are kewl. check my site if you get time.
    http://popcornoflife.blogspot.com/

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  38. admin i have already submitted my sityemap to google webmasters ......now my blog has above 100 posts ....so can i now submit the site map of 100 posts as u have explained above..

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  39. Point # 5 : atom.xml?redirect=flase&max-results=100 - here, the spelling of false is wrong. Hence, people who copy this link, change it, or else it will not work

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