Blogger introduces new official updates for XML sitemaps to all of the BlogSpot Blogs. This is another long waited feature that releases by blogger. Now you don’t need to add multi atom.xml sitemap to Google Webmaster just add all atom.xml with one file. But most of blogger use custom domain and it will not work on blogger custom domain. Don’t worry blogger will updates very soon for custom domain. Blogger is adding more and more features day by day and this is really away some feature for blogger.
What is XML Sitemap
Sitemaps are telling Google about all posts and pages of your site to fast crawling of your post and pages. Create and submit a Sitemap helps Google about all pages of your website.
How to Generate Sitemap for BlogSpot Domain?
Blogger generate sitemap automatically with simple URL as /Sitemap.xml only. Now blogger will replace old sitemap URL like /atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=500 to simple URL. Now you don’t need to use atom URL if you are using BlogSpot domain name. Just write /Sitemap.xml and submit it to Google like below:
- This Sitemap have all pages.
- No need to use feed url as Sitemap.
- Short URL.
- You don’t have to use atom.xml as your sitemap.
Only one drawback that you can’t use Sitemap on Custom Domain. You still have to use atom.xml as sitemap. These disadvantages will be removed on blogger next updates.
How to Add Sitemap to Google Webmaster Tools
You can just follow our previous article about How to Submit Sitemap to Google Webmaster and use above URL instead of atom.xml if you have BlogSpot domain. Please see below picture to know more about Sitemap submission:
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