The SEO Starter Guide to Google Search ConsoleChapter seven

How to Submit an XML Sitemap to Google

Submitting your sitemap to Google Webmaster Tools allows Googlebot to crawl and index your site more effectively by giving them a full list of your site’s pages.

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Step 1: Before you submit your sitemap to Search Console, you will need to generate your sitemap file and upload it to the root of your site, most commonly under the path: /sitemap.xml

Step 2: Log in to Search Console and select Crawl, then click Sitemaps on the left navigation

Step 3: Click the Add/Test Sitemap button in the top right corner

add test sitemap gsc

Step 4: Enter the URL of your sitemap, then click Submit

enter sitemap url in gsc