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Google Sitemapped this Blog

Friday, July 21st, 2006

I’ve been using Google Sitemaps on the impworks site for a month. I’d not realised I could use it on a blogger using the atom feed until I was browsing the web earlier. It hardly took any time to do.

  1. Log in to Google Sitemaps using your Google account (or sign up first if you don’t have one)
  2. Enter your blogspot address (eg http://impworks.blogspot.com/
  3. Click on “verify” next to the address and select “Add a META tag”
  4. Copy the code (something like <META name=”verify-v1″ content=”foofoofoofoofoofoo” /> )
  5. Open up your blogger account and go to the “Template” tab
  6. Add the copied meta tag into the head section of the template and save the template changes
  7. Republish your blog
  8. Go to “Settings” then “Site Feed”
  9. If “Publish Site Feed” is set to No change it to Yes
  10. Copy your site feeds URL (Something like http://impworks.blogspot.com/atom.xml )
  11. Go back to Google Sitemaps, go to verify again and then go to “Add a META” tag again
  12. This time click on “Verify”
  13. Now go to Sitemaps again then click “Add a Sitemap”
  14. Select “Add General Web Sitemap”
  15. Paste your site feeds URL and click “Add Web Sitemap”

Not quite 3 easy steps but it works and once you’ve done this Google knows more about when your blog is published and you get to see extra information on how google sees your blog, how often you get added to the index and what searches your blog is appearing for on Google.

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