Help search engines to find all indexable content on your website and better understand your website’s structure.
- You can use your web host’s online tool like cPanel, or connect via FTP or SSH using an application like FileZilla.
- This will often be named for your domain name, for example www.example.com.
- Note the names you gave to the sitemap file or files.
Locate the robots.txt file in the root directory, open it and add this line to your robots.txt file:
```- Replace the URL with the correct URL to your sitemap. - If you have more than one main sitemap, for example, image, video, and post/page sitemap, include them in separate lines, including the sitemap: statement on each line. - If you have a sitemap index file that collates sitemap files, use its filename and location. ## Go to Google Search Console and click on Sitemap. Type your sitemap URL and click on Submit. If you have multiple sitemaps with a sitemap index file, you only need to type the URL for the index file. ## Go to Bing Webmasters and click on Sitemap. Click on the Submit Sitemap button and type the URL of your sitemap. If you have multiple sitemaps with a sitemap index file, you only need to type the URL for the index file. ## Check to see if there are errors after Google Search Console and Bing have processed your sitemap. - In Google Search Console, navigate to Coverage and filter to your sitemap by clicking on the dropdown and selecting the name of your sitemap file. - In the Sitemap section of Bing Webmaster Tools, look at the **Sitemaps with errors** and **Sitemaps with warnings** reports.