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kevin
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brittany [Adding Sitemap In Webmaster Tools]
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 ====== Automatic Sitemap ====== ====== Automatic Sitemap ======
  
-The GoogleBot uses XML sitemaps to get directions on how to crawl your site.  We automatically generate ​at sitemap for you at http://www.yourdomain.com/​sitemap.xml+The GoogleBot uses XML sitemaps to get directions on how to crawl your site.  We automatically generate ​sitemap for you at www.<yourdomain>.com/​sitemap.xml
  
 You can give that sitemap to Google in your Webmaster Tools control panel. You can give that sitemap to Google in your Webmaster Tools control panel.
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 +Before you submit your sitemap, you will need to [[verify_with_google|verify your site with Google]]. If you already have done so, you can skip this step.
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 ====== Upload your own Sitemap ====== ====== Upload your own Sitemap ======
  
  
-If you don't like the sitemap that we generate for you (it should ​be fine for everyone, and when you add or changes ​it automatically updates itself), ​you can override it with your own sitemap.+If you don't like the sitemap that we generate for you and prefer to use your own, you can upload your own sitemap and submit ​it to Google. ​ However we do not recommend doing this.  The sitemap that is automatically generated ​should ​work fine for everyone.  It updates ​when you add content ​or make changes ​to your site.  If you choose to use your own sitemap, you will be responsible for manually updating it when changes are made. 
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 +Here are the steps to follow:
  
   - Create an XML file, name it sitemap.xml,​ and upload it using the [[uploading|FileBrowser]]   - Create an XML file, name it sitemap.xml,​ and upload it using the [[uploading|FileBrowser]]
-  - If it is important ​to you that the sitemap be located at http://www.yourdomain.com/​sitemap.xml, you need to add a redirect. ​ This step is OPTIONAL. ​ See below for instructions+  - You now need to create a [[redirects|Redirect]] ​to the uploaded file from your domain. In the from field, put something like /new/sitemap.xml and in the to field, put the URL of the file you uploaded. It should ​be something like http://u.realgeeks.media/​rg_testing/​sitemap.xml 
-  ​- ​Add your sitemap to your [[https://​www.google.com/​webmasters/​tools/​|webmaster tools account]].+ 
 +{{::​sitemap2.jpg?​800|}} 
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 +====== Adding Sitemap In Webmaster Tools ====== 
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 +Add your sitemap to your [[https://​www.google.com/​webmasters/​tools/​|webmaster tools account]] 
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 +1. Select '​SiteMmaps'​ in the navigation on the left. 
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 +2. Input the URL of your Sitemap. 
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 +The default sitemap would be '/​sitemap.xml'​. ​ Use the redirect URL if you are using your own sitemap, '/​new/​sitemap.xml'​ in the example above.
  
 +3. Click '​Submit'​.
  
-===== How to have your custom sitemap at http://​www.yourdomain.com/​sitemap.xml =====+{{::sitemaprar.jpg?900|}}
  
-Add a [[redirects|Redirect]]. ​ In the **from** field, put /​sitemap.xml and in the **to** field, put the URL of the file you uploaded. ​ It should be something like /​static/​uploads/​yoursite/​sitemap.xml 
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