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How to Submit SiteMap to Google (6 posts)

  1. agfreesafety
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I installed the Google XML Sitemap Generator on this site.

    I was trying to follow these instructions for submitting the map to Google, but I get stuck on step 3, because on my screen, it doesn't say "Add a meta tag to your site's home page."

    Here's a screenshot of what I see at that screen.

    It's been a while since I've had to submit a sitemap for a new site, so my memory is a little bad regarding this topic.

    If I use that Google XML Sitemap plugin, do I even need to submit the sitemap? What am I doing wrong, or not seeing?

  2. Peter_L
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    optimization > sitemaps

  3. agfreesafety
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks. Now I have my sitemap submitted.

    However, I still don't see where the option is in Google to "Add a Meta Tag to your sites homepage" option.

    Here's what I see. What am I overlooking?

    This page from Google states that I can add a meta tag using Google Apps, however I was unsure if the meta tag provided through Google Apps was the same as what I'd get from within the Webmaster Tools area (if that's still possible) or not.

  4. Peter_L
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you're able to submit a sitemap, that means you already verified the site.
    Usually, site verification is done when submitting a new site.

  5. agfreesafety
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you're able to submit a sitemap, that means you already verified the site.
    Usually, site verification is done when submitting a new site.

    So are you saying it's not necessary for me to add a meta tag to my homepage?

    Thanks for your help.

  6. Peter_L
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    So are you saying it's not necessary for me to add a meta tag to my homepage?

    If you were able to submit the sitemap then you've indeed already verified the site and do not need to add the metatag.

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