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How to Build and Submit a Sitemap to Google Webmaster Tools

About the Blog Sitemap
If you have completed several articles on the blog and want to display them on search engines, our effort is to create a sitemap. This trick is our attempt to make the blog Search Engine Friendly. Then, what is a sitemap, and how about for Blogspot? You can see it through google webmaster tools explanation about sitemap. From this article, we can conclude the importance of creating a sitemap on this blogger.

Blogger XML Sitemap
Actually, a special blogger sitemap is available automatically with the XML sitemap and Blogger has an XML sitemap format as follows:
XML Sitemap Blogger - https://www.yourblog.com/sitemap.xml
This sitemap address naturally indicates every article, URL, image, video, news, even updates to our blog. Then we will use the XML sitemap in blogger on SEO Off Page, namely sending it to Webmasters such as Google, Bing, Yandex, and other popular search engines.

Google Webmaster Tools
Google Webmaster Tools or now Search Console accepts submissions for sitemaps in addition to the XML Sitemap above. Namely with the blogger feed address, which is as follows:
  • Atom 1.0: https://www.example.com/feeds/posts/default
  • RSS 2.0: https://www.example.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss
Blogger SEO Tricks for Sitemaps
Many Indonesian bloggers are looking for a sitemap on blogger which will be sent to webmaster tools. Here is our review of the sitemap for better SEO.

1. What is the best sitemap for webmasters like Google Webmaster?
In Google Webmaster Tools, the sitemap for bloggers is only indicated by 1 sitemap, namely the XML Sitemap address above (yourblogname/sitemap.xml).

2. When to submit a sitemap to webmaster tools?
Sending a sitemap to the Google webmaster tool is done once if you already have a page on Blogspot, either an archive page or a post. You don't need to periodically send it to the webmaster.

3. What are the rules for submitting sitemaps especially on Bloggers?
One of the rules for the Atom 1.0 sitemap (article and image sitemap) is the number of articles or posts. If you have less than 100 articles or more then the blogger sitemap is:
  • Articles less than 100 - /atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=100
  • More than 100 articles - /atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=101&max-results=200
  • More than 200 articles - /atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=101&max-results=500

Especially for RSS 2.0 (video sitemap) is a way to make our videos readable by search engines.
  • Articles containing videos and other multimedia - /feeds/posts/default?Alt = rss
4. How are the settings on blogger about this sitemap?
The sitemap settings on Blogspot are in the Robots.txt setting by entering the XML address of this sitemap. These arrangements are very important and interrelated.

5. Does creating a Sitemap boost our blog's SEO?
Of course the most important thing. Google has recommended creating a sitemap through a third party either manually or via an online sitemap generator

6. How about other sitemap models?
feeds / posts / default? orderby = updated - another of my blogs uses the feed URL for a sitemap and the results are satisfactory. Please try it yourself on the blog and wait a month later! Following are the results of submitting a Blogger Sitemap at Google Webmaster Tools:

Ping Sitemap
You can ping the Blogspot sitemap XML with a link format like this:
https://www.google.com/ping?sitemap=https://www.withoutimage.xyz/sitemap.xml
Change the name of the blog www.withoutimage.xyz with the name of your blog and try to visit the link! Finally, your Sitemap has been sent and just enter it in the webmaster. Share this article with your blogger friends!