How to create Google Sitemaps
Google… one of the Internets MOST powerful search engines recently announced a new FREE service that makes it easier for you to improve your website’s coverage within Googles index through its NEW collaborative crawling system.
On the downside though, Google does not ‘Guarantee’ immediate inclusion, But, is still good news for those of you who have just finished building a website and are ready to submit to the top search engines.
This is just one of the four formats Google accepts and is the one that I’m going to use for the rest of this article to show you how to generate the own.XML sitemap of your website for inclusion in Google.
It’s real easy to do so don’t worry about it being too complicated.
What is Google Sitemaps?
Google Sitemaps enables Webmasters to Directly Alert Google to Changes and Additions on an internet site and that is only one of seven Benefits. it is the most vital development since RSS or Blog and Ping, to hit the web. it’s the potential to hurry up the method of discovery and addition of pages to Google’s index for any webmaster that uses Google Sitemaps.
Step #1. Sign up for “Google Sitemaps”.
This step is easy, simply follow the link provide below and sign up for a free account. It should only take you a few minutes to do, then once your done, come back here and go to Step #2.
Step #2. Generate your .XML sitemap.
In this step you are going to generate a.XML sitemap for your website using a Free online sitemap generator.
This Free online generator will build you a sitemap up to 500 pages. If you have a larger website with thousands of webpages you’ll have to use a paid service and/or software to generate yours.
Go to: http://www.xml-sitemaps.com
Enter your required information on the form provided.
Step #3. Upload your generated.XML sitemap to your server.
Once your generated sitemap is finished(your generated .XML file should be called site.xml.gz) it’s now time to upload it to your server using your FTP(File Transfer Protocol) program.
This is very important that you do this before submitting it to Google Sitemaps for inclusion.
Step #4. Submit your NEW.XML sitemap to “Google Sitemaps”.
Now that you have generated your “Sitemap” for your website and uploaded it to your server all you have to do now is to go to “Google Sitemaps” and submit your sitemap URL.
Also, you’re going to want to be able to track your indexed webpages within the search engines, especially Google, so you can see how things are going, so I’ll leave you with one last resource that will do this for you.
Go to: http://www.uptimebot.com
All you have to do is enter your URL and click “GO”.