Friday, 2 September 2011

How To Submit Sitemap For Wordpress

Sitemap is the map of your website. It represents the structure of your site. It gives a pictorial view of all the links on your site. Search engines find it easy to crawl and index the web pages through sitemap. Having proper sitemap submitted to search engines, you are on your way to better SEO and better revenue.
Here I will guide you on how to submit sitemaps to three major search engines, Google, yahoo and Bing for Wordpress bloggers. You can submit sitemap to other search engines the same way.
For Wordpress Bloggers:
                Sitemap for wordpress is submitted by copying “sitemap .xml” file.
The format is:
But sitemap.xml may be the complete path to sitemap.xml file.
For example if your sitemap file resides in wordpress subdirectory then sitemap format may be
The path wordpress/sitemap.xml is actually what you have to submit to search engines.
Submit sitemap to Google:
Go to Google webmaster tools at and sign in with your Gmail id.
Click the add a site button and enter URL of your site.
Then go to site configuration and click sitemap.
At submit sitemap, enter the complete path to sitemap file and click submit.
Submit sitemap to yahoo:
Go to yahoo site explorer at
And sign in with your yahoo, Gmail or Facebook id.
Add your site.
Verify by uploading the html file to root directory.
Under submit your site feed, enter the complete path to sitemap file and click submit.
Submit sitemap to Bing:
Simply paste following URL in your browser’s address bar. 
And replace the "mysite" with the complete URL of your sitemap.
For example if your sitemap resides in wordpress subdirectory then:
 Upon submission you will receive the message:
Thanks for submitting your sitemap.

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