Sitemap of your WordPress blog is one of the most important aspect of your blog search engine indexing. Sitemap file helps search engine bots to find links on your blog, and that’s how they crawl and index it. I have already specified details earlier on Google crawling and indexing article. It’s essential for you to create your blog sitemap and submit it to Google Webmaster tool and Bing Webmaster tools for faster indexing and crawling of your site. Now, the big question is how to generate sitemaps for our WordPress blog? In WordPress, there are many plugins which will help you to do it and I will be talking about one simple to sue plugin which you can use to create sitemap for your WordPress blog. Sitemap feature is recently added to WordPress SEO by yoast plugin, so if you are using SEO by Yoast, you should rather use sitemap feature of that plugin. Once you have Yoast SEO plugin activated, go to SEO > Sitemap to configure the settings: If you are not … [Read more...] about How to Create WordPress Sitemap using Google XML Sitemaps Plugin
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Update July 2014: Technorati have revamped and now it’s no more a directory of blogs. Technorati is not accepting any new blog submission. Technorati is one of the biggest blog directory and has a great index of Blogs from around the globe. Technorati not only is an index of Blogs but also rank them. And if your site is ranked at top 10 under any category, you can expect some nice traffic. Today, we will see how we can submit blog to Technorati as it helps in ranking and also helps in faster indexing of new site. The whole process is divided into 3 simple steps. Register > Submit site > Claim token. In this tutorial, I will explain all the steps one by one. Do remember, try to put all related category and add a complete description to let people know you are running a professional blog. After all, your site in Technorati is like a portfolio of your blog. Claim your Blog: To get started with this, register for a free account at Technorati. Once you are … [Read more...] about How to Submit Blog to Technorati?
4 Here at RoadToBlogging, we get most of the traffic from Google followed by Bing and other search engines. In recent times, I've noticed that traffic from Bing is increasing. So I wanted to track my Bing search traffic and started using Bing webmaster tools. In this post, I am going to share how to submit sitemap to Bing webmaster tools. Before moving to the tutorial, let's get some idea about sitemap. What is Sitemap? A sitemap is a list of URLs of a website that helps search engines to crawl your site and index them. It's an excellent way to tell search engines that you've updated your blog. It helps search engine bots to discover all pages of your site. How to Submit Sitemap to Bing Webmaster Tools If you are new Bing webmaster tools, here are some information for you. Bing webmaster tools is a free service by Microsoft that allows webmasters to add their site on Bing. It also offers sitemap creation, submission & ping tools, site statistics, keyword search tool etc. Before … [Read more...] about How to Submit Sitemap to Bing Webmaster Tools
Google Webmaster is an amazing tool, and if you are a serious blogger, you should never avoid the Google Webmaster’s tools. From an SEO perspective, they’re a life-saver because they give you complete information about how your site functions in the Google Search engine. The Search Console (aka Google Webmaster Tools) offers many tools that will let you thoroughly analyze your blog. From this analysis, you can work on problem areas to make your blog rank better in the Google Search engine. Remember that search engine optimization (SEO) is a gradual process and doesn’t happen overnight. Sometimes it takes weeks or months to get a proper search engine ranking. I will not be talking about backlinks or other strategies for SEO ranking in this post. Instead, I will be sharing how you can use the best free SEO tool called Google Search Console (aka Google Webmaster Tools) to optimize your blog for search engines. How To Make Your Blog Search Friendly Using Google Search … [Read more...] about How To Optimize Blog for Google Search with Search Console Tool
When we create a website, one of the most common issues we must address is how to list the site in search engines like Google. Whenever I talk to newbies who are not aware of how the search engine works, they think that they need to pay Google or other search engines to list their website. This is is not true, of course. You can show your website in a Google search for free. The only thing you need to work on is helping Google to find your blog. I have already shared my case-study on how to index your new website in 24 hours, and in this guide I will talk extensively about submitting your site map to Google’s Search console. Google search console (Formerly Google Webmaster Tool ) is a free tool that lets you control your website from the search engine’s perspective. I will not go into detail about GWT as I have already covered it in previous posts. In case you missed it, here is the first article to get you started: First we need to understand what a site map is, and why … [Read more...] about How to Submit Your Blog Sitemap to Google Search Console