add sitemap in google webmaster tool

Submitting sitemap in Google Webmaster Tool

Submit a sitemap to Google Webmaster Tool is a 2nd most important step after submitting a website in GWT.

It works like an index page of a book and helps google search engine to find the path of website content including page priority, last modification date and time.

By default WordPress never create sitemap.xml file for a website, you have to create it by yourself. To do this, use a very popular plugin name “ Google XML Sitemaps ” from wordpress website.
Click here to download

After installing, activating and configuring your new plugin, visit to google webmaster tool to submit sitemap.

Here are complete steps to follow:

  • Login to Google webmaster tool with gmail id ( click here to login ),
  • From Google webmaster tool dashboard, click on the site that you want to add a sitemap,

select website to submit sitemap

  • In left side, go to “Crawl == Sitemaps”

Google sitemap option

  • From right side, click on “ADD/TEST SITEMAP”

Add or test sitemap in Google

  • Then type “sitemap.xml (for Google XML Sitemaps Plugin)” and click on “Submit Sitemap”

add sitemap in google webmaster tool

  • When it done, website is ready to get indexed by Google.

Note: Indexing a new website in google search engine is completely depending on Google BOTS / Spider. It can take 1 hour to few days to get index.

To know your site is indexed or not, visit and type

If your website is indexed by google, will show you some result.

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Emdad Khan

I am Emdad Khan, A WordPress Theme Developer and Author of BN Web Design Website. A full time Freelancer on WordPress Theme Development & Optimization as well as blogger.

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