How to use Sitemap with Google and Bing?

Using process of sitemap.xml:

Sitemap.xml file can not be used and perform alone. It needs a webmaster tool to perform. As it is designed to send information to search engine so we need to submit it to every search engine using respective webmaster tools. That is for Google we will use Google webmaster tools and for Yahoo & Bing we will use Bing webmaster tools.

It should be mentioned here that to use these tools you need to have a Google mail account for Google webmaster and a Microsoft account for Bing webmaster.

Using with Google Webmaster tools:

  1. At first you need to sign in using Google mail account in Google webmaster tools.
  2. Press add site menu to add your desired site URL.
  3. Now select one site URL from existing sites (previously added). It is the URL of that website for which you are going to submit sitemap.
  4. Now you need to select optimization menu.
  5. Then select sitemaps. There you will find an option named add/test.  Here you will get opportunity to test your sitemap using sitemap URL such as http://example.com/sitemap.xml and pressing test sitemap. After successful testing you can write your sitemap URL in the box again and press submit.

Congratulation, you have done your submission successfully to Google webmaster tools. If you are using any CMS like WordPress to build your blog or website then you have opportunity to use some SEO plugins. Those plugin helps you to create your sitemap dynamically. Even after submitting it to Google webmaster tools you do not need to anything more. Your plugin will send new page or post link automatically just after creating and publishing a page or post.

Using with Yahoo & Bing webmaster tools:

  1. As like Google webmaster tools you need to Sign in using Microsoft account in Bing webmaster tools.
  2. Press add site menu to add your desired site URL.
  3. Then select one site URL from existing sites (previously added).
  4. Now you need to select configure my site.
  5. Finally you will get an option named sitemaps, press it to start submitting your sitemap. Now just write your sitemap URL in the box and press submit. Thus you can submit your sitemap successfully to Bing webmaster tools.

You can submit your URL and sitemap to many Search Engines just following such ways.

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