Adding the sitemap to your account.
Verifying the site. This implies making a certain change to your site, so that Google will know
you’re a person authorized to modify the site. Doing so involves the addition of a randomly
named file or meta-tag to your web site. To maintain Google sitemap functionality, these must
not be removed once added.
for more details about this procedure.
The Google Sitemaps service also allows you to see if there are any issues with the crawling of a site;
these include errors returned by your server (404, 500, and so on), errors as a result of networking,
and so on. It also gives you a list of URLs as restricted by
and various statistics useful
As soon as you’ve finished the registration process, you can create the sitemap file named
in the root of your web site, and then submit this file using the Google Sitemaps page.
could look like this:
<?xml version=”1.0” encoding=”UTF-8”?>
The file contains a
element for each URL that you need to include. The children of this element
have these meanings:
specifies the URL.
specifies the last modification date for the URL. The date is written in ISO 8601
format, which is YYYY-MM-DD. The standard also supports a number of alternative notations,
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