Friday, January 16, 2015

How to add a SiteMap in Blogger !

Let me first explain you what is meant by a SiteMap? Well as the name itself suggests it is a complete map of your site or it is a directory of all the pages that are available on your website or blog.

Why is it important to add a SiteMap ?
Various search engines like Google and Bing make use of this sitemap to crawl through the pages of your blog, which might have been overlooked by the search bots. This is an important step for SEO (Search Engine Optimization) of your blog.

Here's a short procedure of adding a SiteMap to your Blogger

Firstly, go to your Blogger Dashboard then to Settings -> Search Preferences 
Choose Enable Custom robots.txt (Crawling and Indexing Section)
Then you will be required to Copy the below CODE and Paste it in the field box available.

User-agent: *
Disallow: /search
Allow: /

Please do not forget to REPLACE with the URL of YOUR Blog.

As a final step Save the changes and you are done. The XML SiteMap will enable the search engines find your XML sitemap files via the robots.txt file.

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