How to submit sitemaps of WordPress website to Search Engines like google

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Before knowing how to Submit XML Sitemap in Google Search Console you must know why to submit a sitemap and what is a sitemap , . Here is the answer


A  sitemap is basically a tree structure list of URLs of your website.



A Sitemap helps search engines like Google and Bing crawl your website by providing a “map” of the content you would like to Rank. The more effective way for search engines to index your site, instead of following internal links. The list is stored in an XML file. XML stands for eXtensible Markup Language. XML was designed to store and transport data. It is both human- and machine-readable.


Moreover, sitemaps can store “metadata” which provides Search engine bots with additional information about your content.


Benefits of Adding a Sitemap to your Website


  • Improved crawl times – Submitting XML Sitemaps help search engines crawl your Web-pages faster than if they would have to follow your website’s internal links. Latest sitemaps are also updated automatically. Overall, you should see your content getting indexed/ ranked faster on search engine


  • Prioritized content – By Using sitemap tags, you can prioritize important content over other content in your website. For example, your homepage could have a priority of 1.0 while your terms page could be attributed with a lower priority of 0.2.


  • Media content – For your content-rich websites that feature Lots of images and videos, you can create a separate sitemap to improve their Indexing as well.


  • Monitor Search Engine Performance – From your Google webmaster or Bing search console, you can use your sitemap to Check how efficiently you are indexing your pages in the search engines.


By submitting xml sitemaps to Search Engines you can tell them simple paths to visit your site due to this your website come in the eyes of search engines and their spiders can easily crawl our pages and include them in search results. for submitting xml sitemap you have to register your website on webmasters tools of various search engines and then submit the xml sitemap. The procedure of submitting a sitemap is similar for all Top Search Engine Webmaster Tools in World. Here we are going to describe you all about the  Search Engine Webmaster Tools, like for Google: What is Google Search Console .? reasons to use google search console and how to use it. How to Generate and optimize & Submit XML Sitemap .?


Top Search Engine Webmaster Tools  guide


Almost All Major Search Engines offer webmaster tools to their users. Through webmaster tools you can control and improve the performance of your website on these Top search engines.

In this article you will get to know about which search engines offer webmaster tools and how you can use them to optimize your website’s performance in that search. Engine.

Select one of the options below to go to the tools of the Specific search engine.

  • Google Webmaster Tools
  • Bing Webmaster Tools
  • Yandex Webmaster Tools
  • Yahoo Webmaster Tools
  • DuckDuckGo Webmaster Tools
  • Ask Webmaster Tools
  • Baidu Webmaster Tools

Features of all Webmaster Tools?


Before jumping into the Particular webmaster tool, let’s see common features of all webmaster tools.

These features are common to ALL webmaster tools.

  • All are free to use
  • All of them allow you to create an account and verify ownership of your website using different methods.
  • All Webmaster tools allow you to submit xml sitemap of your website.
  • All of them provide analyzing the performance of your website in their search results
  • webmaster tools  notify you about problems related to crawling and indexing ( Ranking )
  • All Search Engine Webmaster tools  you to manually submit pages to their index (either new or existing pages)
  • Webmaster tools have reports for analyzing the link profile of your website.

Google Webmaster Tools


Google webmaster tool is the most popular tool available because of the popularity of Google.

Google has now Changed  Google webmaster tools to Google Search Console, Along with name there is a  complete change in their interface and also some new features & reports.


What is Google Search Console and why should you use it .?


Google’s free tool Search Console gives site owners a lot of tools to check their site Performance. You will get information on keywords and queries that bring traffic to your website, find out for which search results your content has Ranked, and check your website performance on mobile. You can also check whether Google can access your content. In short, use it!

in this article we have covered How to connect and verify the website with Google Search Console. How to generate and optimize the Sitemap of your website.How to submit an xml sitemap to Google. 


Here is a Beginners guide to Google Search Console to get you started with.

Steps to add and verify your website with Google Search Console


Go to

Login or click ‘Start Now’ and sign in using your Gmail account


2. Select ‘Add a property’ from the search drop-down.


In your dashboard you will see an option to add a  Property  Enter your website URL there and click on continue button.

Please make sure you enter your complete URL. For example, if your site is it needs to be that exact URL. Don’t forget the / at the end of the URL.Then you will be asked yo verify your website.You can list up to 1000 Websites in your  Single Google Search Console account.


Google Search Console Add Property

Select an option from the list to verify your website

If you have access to the control panel of your website we advise you to use HTML file upload as it is simple and easy.

Just click on download HTML file, (a file will be downloaded named as  googlef4b4a0e65deeb###.html) 


Now login into your cpanel and go to the root directory of your website [file manager(public_html)]. upload the file keeping one thing in mind file name must not be changed not even as googlef4b4a0e65deeb###(1).html.

visit the link googlef4b4a0e65deeb###.html  .


Visit Google Search Console/ Google Webmasters and click ‘Verify’.
Bingo! You’ve connected your website to Google Search Console! Now that you have verified and linked your website. Now you can submit xml sitemap and all the other amazing activities Search Console capable of!



How to Generate and optimize & Submit XML Sitemap


Now Visit your website’s admin area and install module ( Joomla & Other CMS ) plugin (in WordPress) for xml sitemaps. In WordPress and install any one plugin which is capable of building  XML sitemaps.


Install and activate any one of  Your Favorite Plugin to generate Xml Sitemaps.

Here are  The 3 Best WordPress XML Sitemap Plugins.


1. All in One SEO Pack

it’s the best WordPress plugins of all time in WordPress. As a feature it has two sitemap settings. The first is a default XML sitemap for your site’s pages. The second is an XML sitemap for images that can be submitted to Search engines like  Google and Bing.

 To Add XML Sitemap:  visit the Feature Manager and activate the XML sitemaps extension.

submit xml sitemap


you can get more details on


2. Yoast SEO

The number one SEO plugin in the internet world. Similar to  All in One SEO Pack, Yoast SEO provides you an all in one SEO solution for WordPress. Yoast is used by many of the most popular websites on the internet and small businesses for its Local SEO  Features. Among tall amazing features, there is an XML Sitemap. To check your website’s XML sitemap link, you can open the General page, and click on the Features tab. Where you can use the option to enable and disable the XML Sitemap.



3. Google XML Sitemaps

If you don’t wish to install and Activate any SEO plugin on your WordPress website, then the Google XML Sitemaps plugin is the best stand-alone solution. For Google XML Sitemap  Plugin, click the XML Sitemap Setting option in settings menu of your word press dashboard, this setting page has many options, you have to do nothing with them but only click on red link click here to built it for the first time.


get more details about this plugin on


How to Submit XML Sitemap to Google Webmaster & Bing?

Once you have installed, activated anyone of  Your Favorite Plugin and generated Xml Sitemaps i.e. you have created your sitemap using any one plugin, it’s time to submit it to most popular search engines.


  • Checkout for the  sitemap URL shown as URL detected:, copy that URL
  1. Login to Google Search Console (Google Webmaster Tool -Earlier) using a Gmail account.
  2. From the Left sidebar, select your website Link.



3. Click on the “Sitemaps” Option. – The “‘Sitemaps’” option is shown in the ‘Index’ section. If you can’t find ‘Sitemaps’, click on ‘Index’ to expand the section.



4. Remove out of date or void sitemaps (if any)

5. Insert “sitemap_index.xml” in the “Add a new sitemap” field to complete the sitemap URL.
Note: A domain property will not present the domain for the text field. Please use the full sitemap URL.


6. Click Submit.


How to remove your sitemap from Google Search Console

If you find an error in submitting the sitemap_index.xml file or if you need to erase some other sitemap, you can delete it and re-submit it.

  1. Login to Google Search Console. (Google Webmaster Tool -Earlier) using a Gmail account.
  2. From the Left sidebar, select your website Link.


3. Click on the “Sitemaps” Option. – The “‘Sitemaps’” option is shown in the ‘Index’ section. If you can’t find ‘Sitemaps’, click on ‘Index’ to expand the section.



4. In the ‘Submitted sitemaps’, select on the sitemap you want to remove.


5. Select the 3 vertical dots in the top-right side of the page and then Remove Sitemap.  If required, you can then re-add the sitemap here.



  • then visit google webmaster  tool ( Now Google Search Console ) and other Search Engines Webmasters tools and select  your website name to See it details
  • Click the  Add/Test sitemap button under the sitemaps section paste the URL and click on add button.
  • refresh the page once you have done it.

when you have submitted xml sitemap, Google will provide you helpful statistics about your website. You will be able to check

  • Indexed URLs and Images
  • Search Analytics
  • Crawl Errors

you have submitted xml sitemap successfully to google search console  now don’t  forget to do same for other search engines Yahoo,Ask, Bing,Baidu,


I hope you would like our article and found one of our listed plugins to be useful! An XML sitemap is a must-have for each & every  WordPress Website. Meanwhile only doing this doesn’t guarantee better rankings, it can help top search engines like Bing and Google crawl and index your website.


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