Sitemap XML - how to add a sitemap to Google and Yandex Webmaster

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Sitemap xml is a file with links to site pages.

Sitemap XML — how to add a sitemap to Google and Yandex search engines? In fact, adding a Sitemap to Google Webmaster and Yandex Webmaster is elementary. In this case, for example, Yandex automatically determines the sitemap if it is specified in the Robots.txt file.

In this guide, we will look at examples of adding a sitemap to Google Webmaster and Yandex Webmaster. Let's talk about methods for checking and analyzing a Sitemap, namely through the Google Console and thanks to the tools in Yandex Webmaster. Let's touch on such an important point as re-bypassing Mapsite pages.

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Sitemap XML - how to add a sitemap to Yandex

As I mentioned above, by default, the Yandex search engine agent determines the map specified in Robots. After a while, it can be found in Yandex Webmaster. But it's best to add it additionally, it can help if Robots is suddenly unavailable. Adding Mapsite will allow you to significantly speed up the crawling of the project content by Yasha's bot.

Add XML Sitemap in Yandex Webmaster:

  1. Log in to Yandex Webmaster.
  2. Open the "Indexing" section.
  3. Go to the "Sitemaps" tab.
  4. In the window that opens, you will see an empty line in the title of the window, above which it says “Add Sitemap File”. Enter the URL of your sitemap in this field.
  5. Then click on "Add".

Sitemaps - Yandex.

Upon completion of all actions, the search engine bot will analyze this address. Then after a certain time it will be displayed exactly on the page where you added it. Also available will be: sitemap status, crawl date and total number of links in the mapsite. The section will allow you to correctly analyze the indexing of the uploaded content of your project.

Sitemap XML - how to add a sitemap to Google

Adding a map to the Google Console won't take much of your time either. The only difference from Yasha, Gena does not display the XMLMAPs specified in Robots.txt. But it has a fairly large list of tools to work with it.

Add XML Sitemap to Search Console:

  1. Sign in to Search Console.
  2. Go to the "Scanning" section.
  3. Go to the "Sitemaps" tab.
  4. In the window that opens, in the upper right corner of the window, you will see a red button “add/verify sitemap file”.
  5. Click on this button, then add the map URL in the field.
  6. Click on "Submit".

A sitemap is automatically generated for the site.

Then you should wait for a while so that the Google search bot can bypass this Url. Map will be displayed on the page where you added it.

By clicking on it, you can see all available statuses:

  1. Sitemap type.
  2. The processing date is the last crawl by the bot.
  3. Problems are possible mistakes.
  4. Elements - not indexed, but loaded.
  5. Indexed - those elements that were bypassed by the google search agent.
  6. The main diagram is submitted and indexed files.
  7. Sitemap errors.
  8. Errors in the index.
  9. Adding a sitemap to the Robots.txt file

In the last article, an example of specifying the map URL in Robots.txt was described in detail. It can be found below in the recommendations on this topic. I think those who have already created Robots do not need an example and can skip this part of the article.

Adding Map URL to Robots.txt

  1. Open Robots.txt with a text editor.
  2. Drop down to the bottom of the document.
  3. Add in the empty line “Sitemap:” (without quotes).
  4. Save the document.
  5. Upload it to a server or hosting FTP client to the root directory of the main domain.

The Sitemap directive in robots.txt is a link to the Sitemap file.

Checking Sitemap in Google Search Console

It's very easy to check the uploaded map in Search Console. It is enough to follow simple steps:

  1. Open the "Scan" section.
  2. Go to the "Sitemaps" tab.
  3. In the upper right corner of the window, click on "Test".
  4. Next, google prompts you to refresh the page.
  5. Then you will see the test result.

Sitemap or Sitemap is a specially created test file.

Sitemap Analysis - Yandex Webmaster Tools

There are a few more ways to test Sitemap in Yandex Webmaster. We follow the following steps:

  1. We go to the "Tools" section.
  2. Go to the "Sitemap Analysis" tab.
  3. You will have access to a page with a large field and the following methods: text, url, file. The easiest way is to specify a URL.
  4. We write the URL in the field.
  5. Click on the "Check" button.
  6. We look at the result of the analysis.

Sitemap analysis. text URL file.

Rebypass Sitemap in Google Webmaster and Yandex Webmaster

Now let's look at ways to update it. In some cases, this is a rather useful feature, especially with global changes in the project content. Updating the Site-map instructs search bots to re-index all of its content. Thanks to this function, you can update most of the changed information, specifically for search engines.

Bypass map in Yandex Webmaster:

  1. Open the "Indexing" section.
  2. Go to the "Sitemaps" tab.
  3. You will see the inscription “Source” - click next to the circles in the form of arrows “send for rebypass”.

Rebypass Sitemap in Yandex.

Bypass map in Search Console:

  1. Open the "Scan" section.
  2. Go to the "Sitemaps" tab.
  3. Check the box next to your map URL.
  4. Next, click on the button above “Send again”.
  5. Agree and refresh the page.

Re-bypassing (re-indexing) in Google Search Console.


I told you in detail about all the intricacies of adding, analyzing and re-bypassing a sitemap. Thus, you can significantly speed up the indexing of the project by search engines. In some cases, reduce the time it takes for bots to re-crawl content by requesting a forced crawl.

In addition to everything else, it is worth noting one point. Be careful and be sure to check the status of your sitemap. This is a necessity in order to quickly respond to possible errors. Thus, you can quickly fix the problems that have arisen and update the sitemap.

I am sure this informative article will be a good guide for beginner webmasters and confident owners of Internet projects. I wish you success in your endeavors and good technical optimization of your projects.

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