A sitemap is a directory of all URL’s present on your blog. The sitemap helps search engines to crawl all the web pages present in your blog. If you want to tell the search engine about all web pages present on your blog, then you must submit a sitemap to search engines so that it will crawl all URLs.
The sitemap allows the search engine to index all your web pages. It will take a few days to index all the URLs of your blog. You can submit a sitemap by using Google Search Console.
If you don’t have Google Search Console installed for your website then refer this guide- Google Search Console setup
For the BlogSpot blog, before submitting the sitemap, you have to update the robot.txt file.
The Robot.txt file interacts with the search engine and tells web robots (most often search engines) which pages on your site to crawl.
To update the robot.txt file login to the BlogSpot dashboard. Navigate to Setting-> Search Preferences
Update the robot.txt as per the above code. Replace yourdomainanme with your actual domain name. Save changes.
Now, open the Google search console and navigate to Sitemap and paste your sitemap URL (mentioned in the robot.txt file). Submit it. Refer below screenshot.
That’s it, now your blog’s URL’s will start indexing and you can track the performance in search console.
Click on the sitemap. You will get all detailed information about the URL.
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