Recently, Just Today I was chatting with one of my friend on Yahoo Messenger, As he is new in Blogging, he asked me How do i submit my blogger blog in Google sitmap ? I answered simply just go to Google Webmaster submit your site, verify it and also submit it in Google Sitemap. After that he successfully applied his site to Google Webmaster and verified it, But he got the problem with Google Sitemap. He didn't got his URLs indexed. So as he requested me to solve his problem, I began to consider the problem and searching here and there. Then I found the solution for him, which I'am mentioning here in my Article. Below I've mentioned step by step procedure on How to Add Google Sitemap in Your Blogger Blog. So Read it cautiously!
So Ready to get started with Google Webmaster Tools ?
Step 1 : Go to Google Webmaster Tools Website.
You can sign in directly if you already have Google
Account or if you don't have one then create it.
Step 2 : Login to account now and At the middle of your screen in the Add a site box, enter your Blog Url as shown in the image below and click ok.
Now you need to verify the ownership of your blog and confirm that you own the blog. They asks you to verify the blog ownership because as a result they can send you the detailed information and statistics of your blog. So now click "verify this site" link or button.
Next, They will ask you to verify your site by simply making some specific change in your webpage or by uploading a file. Actually there are two ways to verify the site but for bloggers(blogspot) only one way is possible that is by adding Meta tag in your Blog. The Meta tag will look like as shown in the image above. After clicking the verify link select the "add a meta tag" option. Then copy that meta tag, Go to your Blogger dashboard, click on Layout tab, edit html and paste the meta tag in between the head tags. Now save the template.
Step 3 : Then after that again move to your Google webmaster page, click on "Verify" at the bottom (in Google Webmaster account) and there will be a confirmation message saying that you have successfully verified.
Step 4 : Now you have to do the main procedure that is you have to submit a sitemap for google to crawl your site. Go back to the google webmaster dashboard or (home) and click the "site configuration" link which is dropdown to your blog name and click the "submit a sitemap" link or button as shown in the image below.
Step 5 : Next, as you can see in the image above the "sitemap" Url is blank. You might have seen lots of people trying to fill that Url with atom feed or rss feed which is no longer working with Google Sitemap. My friend too tried the same, that's why his blog was not getting indexed by Google Bot. But to fill that Sitemap url I have found some another way with atom feed. Well, simply use the following url as the Sitemap.
atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=100 (If you have up to 100 posts)Step 6 : That's it my friends, Hopefully now your blog will be indexed very faster depending upon your posting and content by Google bot. You can also recheck it after few days to see the full detail and statistics of your blog like same Top search queries, Crawl error and many more...
And if you have more than 100 articles or posts, then you have to add more sitemaps, after you have already added the previous one, like these:
atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=101&max-results=100 (If you have up to 200 posts)
atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=201&max-results=100 (If you have up to 300 posts)
atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=301&max-results=100 (If you have up to 400 posts).
Hope you enjoyed reading this article! Thanks!