Category: Search Engines (SEO)
Added: 30th of September 2020
Updated On: 29th of March 2023
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Before Google Search Console, formerly known as Google Webmaster Tools, the only way to get your website listed in Google Search was to submit your URL and then wait for Googlebot to visit your website.
Sometimes it could take weeks for your website details to appear in Googles Search Engine results. These days it's a lot easier and your website can be listed in a couple of days, providing you supply a sitemap in .xml format.
The tutorial presumes you already have a Google Search Console account, and your website has been verified.
If you don't please visit https://search.google.com/search-console/about and create one.
Step 1) Create your .xml Sitemap
Luckily you can create a sitemap of your site easily by visiting the following site https://www.xml-sitemaps.com/ and entering the URL of website. Once generated, download the .xml file.
XML sitemaps is an excellent website for creating your sitemaps in .xml format. I have used it for years and it has never failed me. It's also free to use for the first 500 URL's.