After many new official updates in blogger blogs like introduces Dynamic Post Description Tag, Custom 404 Error Page, Custom Permalink, Custom Robots.Txt, Custom Header Tags Redirects and many other good SEO tools but After a long time Blogger is back with a new update that now it's releases Sitemap.xml in blogspot domain. Now you don't have to add/use multi atom.xml sitemap to Google Webmaster or any other third party tools. Blogger combine all atom.xml in one file with short and general name.
Blogger silently rolled out XML sitemaps to all of the BlogSpot Blogs domains. This is another long awaited feature and finally released but for half users as it will not work on blogger custom domain. But don't worry, blogger will do for them too in upcoming days. You can see these only on BlogSpot blogs and not on ones blogger Custom Domains. Blogger has been adding more and more features and this is another really awesome roll out from Blogger.
What Is An XML Sitemap?
Sitemaps are a way to tell Google about pages on your site we might not otherwise discover. In its simplest terms, a XML Sitemap usually called Sitemap, with a capital S is a list of the pages on your website. Creating and submitting a Sitemap helps make sure that Google knows about all the pages on your site, including URLs that may not be discoverable by Google's normal crawling process.
An XML Sitemap is a structured format that a user doesn't need to see, but it tells the search engine about the pages in your site, their relative importance to each other, and how often they are updated. Many or custom sites have css in there sitemaps but official Blogger Sitemap doesn't have any style sheets attached to it.The sitemaps generated by blogger has the url and the last modified date, which will help search engines in identifying fresh content on your blog, crawl and index the same.
How To Create Sitemap For Blogger?
Don't worry and enjoy because blogger officially generat every blog Sitemap as the bloge published. And on every new post, the Sitemap got officially update with your latest data within a sec or less. So in blogger you don't have to worry about it. Now its time to get your pre-generated sitemap.
How To Get New Sitemap For Blogspot Domain?
As you know and we described that blogger automatically generate every blogger sitemap and keep that on a simple url as /Sitemap.xml only. How simple it is rather than old sitemap in that we use atom feed as our sitemap like /atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=500. Now you don't have to use atom if you are using blogspot domain. Just write /sitemap.xml in front of your blog to get new sitemap.
Our Sitemap: www.exeideas.blogspot.com/sitemap.xml
How Will It Look?
Before proceeding, have a look on the below screenshot where you can see your sitemap.xml In there three screenshoot. In these screen, you can see the pages style sitemap.xml and opened style sitemap.xml.
1.) This Sitemap Have Pages.
2.) Short And Most Usable URL.
3.) No Need To Use Feed As Sitemap.
1.) You Don't Have To Use atom.xml As Your Sitemap.
2.) You Have Now Short URL For Your Sitemap.
3.) Still You Don't Have To Use Any More Sitemap.
4.) Even Thousand Of Blog Posts Are Now Combine In One Sitemap.xml
5.) Sitemap.xml Break 500 Blog Post As A New Sitemap Having URL /sitemap.xml?page=1 /sitemap.xml?page=2 ...etc
6.) Under 500 Posts, Your Sitemap.xml Will Have No Pages.
1.) Custom Domain Didn't Contain This Sitemap.
2.) Custom Domain Still Have To Use atom.xml As There Sitemap.
Note: May Be This Disadvantages Be Removed On Blogger New Update.
How To Add This Sitemap To Google Webmaster Tools:
You can use this sitemap to submit to Google Webmaster as we said earlier and also in third parties. To submit this, just follow our previous article about How To Submit Your Full Blogspot SiteMap To Google Webmaster? and use this sitemap.xml link instead of atom.xml if you have blogspot domain. For custom domain, you still have to follow that tutorial from head to toe. Just add sitemap.xml as your Blog's sitemap even if it has more than 100000+++ posts.
We are waiting for this Sitemap to be rolled out to custom domain blogs. We will surely share also a detailed tutorial on that and inform you too. Now tell us what you think about this update from Blogger? and don't forget to share and comment with your views below...