Saturday, September 24, 2011

What is Sitemap and Why Submit Sitemap to Major Search Engines

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If you never heard of sitemap before, then you are missing out a large part of getting traffic to your blog. Sitemap are quite hard to understand because the guides towards Blogger's blogspot sitemap are not easy to be found on the Internet. For websites, submitting sitemap to Google Webmaster Central using Google Webmaster Tool is quite easy but in Blogger, our blogspot's blog do not have a sitemap.

There is one solution to submit Blogger's blog sitemap, blog sitemap can be generated ourselves and then we can submit them to Google Webmaster Central.

Definition of Sitemap - What is Sitemap

Sitemap is or site map is a list of pages of a website that is accessible by search engine crawlers and users. Sitemap is normally a file that contains the links or URLS of our website/blog. So, in our case, since our blog is hosted in Blogger.com, then we cannot generate our own sitemap for our blog.

In normal case, sitemap in Blogger's blog whether it is blogspot.com or using custom domain .com, you will find that your blog's sitemap contains only 26 URLs of your blog's most recent blog posts.

Our Goal to Use Sitemap to Improve Traffic to Our Blogspot Blog on Blogger.com

In our goal to get more traffic to our blog, submitting sitemap of our blog to Google Webmaster Central is very important. In the default case, our blog's sitemap contains only 26 URLs of our most recent blog posts, this s not a good thing because we want to have more URLs in our blogger blog's sitemap. So, in this post, you will learn how to increase the URLs in our sitemap to 500 URLs.

Why Submit Sitemap - Is submitting Sitemap to Google Webmaster Central Really so Important?

Submitting sitemap to Google Webmaster Central can be considered as one of the most important thing to do to create proper crawling by search engine bots on your blog as well as creating better search engine ranking for your blog on major search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing. If you are aiming to make money from blog, submitting your blogs to Google Webmaster Tools is going to give you faster results to make money from blog.

Sitemap Generator Tool

I managed to find a tool which is provided by Digital Inspiration to create sitemap for blogger's blog be it blogspot.com or custom domain. You can generate a sitemap easily and submit to Google Webmaster Central, submit to Bing as well as to Yahoo. Sitemap Generator Tool For Blogger Blogspot.

Now, you understand the benefits of submitting sitemap to major search engines, the next step would be submitting your newly generated sitemap to Google Webmaster Central. So, please follow the instruction in "How to Submit Blogger Sitemap to Google Webmaster Central".

About the Author: This Post is written by William Lee (Nickname: Greenleaf). Make money blogging and work from home is the best job I ever experienced.