Submitting sitemaps to Google

The first step is to verify the site. Google will not accept any sitemap without approving the site it is designated for initially.

  1. Sign in to Google Webmaster Tools just like you log in into other Google features.
  2. Press “Add a Site” and provide the URL to Google site in the pop-up box. Then press continue.
  3. On the page that opens afterwards, press the radio button right after “Add Meta Tag.”
  4. Copy the Meta tag from the instructions box. We’ll use this later.
  5. Open a new tab in the browser and open the site you wish to verify.
  6. Press “More Actions” and click “Manage the Site” from the list.
  7. Click the General from the tabs which is located right under Site Setting tab.
  8. Now the Meta tag copied from the instructions box should be pasted in the place right next to Verification.
  9. Save the changes.
  10. Go to Webmaster Tools where the Meta tag was copied from.
  11. Press Verify.

The second step is to submit the sitemap to the google.

  1. Go to Webmaster Tools site.
  2. Select the site of the sitemap.
  3. Click Site Configuration-> Sitemaps.
  4. Click Add/Test Sitemap which is located in top right corner.
  5. In the box that pops up, paste the following code:
  6. Submit the sitemap.

The sitemap is now successfully submitted.

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