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  1. Mohit Kumar says:

    As you said that if i have more than 500 posts….we have to add a second sitemap with max-results being 1000. But the submitted column shows only 500. What’s catch here ?

    1. Ankit Singla says:

      You have to add both the sitemaps one by one.
      atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=500
      It will work for first 500 posts and
      atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=501&max-results=1000
      it will work for posts after 500.

      1. BloggingTrendz says:

        Hey Ankit Singla,

        Please check your post again, because you have written atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=501&max-results=501 as you said atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=501&max-results=1000 works for after 500 posts. Hope you got my point 🙂

  2. I have over 4000 post in my blog. What should I do?

    1. Ankit Singla says:

      you have to put multiple sitemaps in your google webmaster account.
      atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=500
      Look at bold text in the above code.
      start-index=1 : Refers to the starting number of the post
      max-results=500 refers to the limit of posts in that sitemap.
      If you have 4000+ posts in your blog then put sitemaps in below manner
      sitemap 1: from 1 to 500
      sitemap 2: from 501 to 1000
      sitemap 3: from 1001 to 1500
      Hope you understand I am trying to say. Good Luck!

  3. Thanks so much for this–i didn’t know how important it was and never would have figured out how to do this on my own. thanks again!

    But actually, I have a question: do you only have to do this once and it’s automatically updated whenever you have a new post (or when u reach 1000 posts…? Thanks!

    1. Ankit Singla says:

      Yes dear, it will automatically work for all of your posts. Once you cross the limit of 500 posts, then you just need to submit one more sitemap. Simple

  4. Inmobiliario says:

    Is it posible:
    atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=1000 ?

    1. Ankit Singla says:

      Yes, you can use it but I recommend you to divide sitemap into 500 posts.

  5. Nityananda Hazarika says:

    I have only about 10 articles in my new site, yet will it be good to submit a sitemap?

  6. Abu Yousuf says:

    I have a blogger site like only4download.com in webmaster tools where can i submit sitemap naked domain or www domain or submit sitemap in both domain……?

  7. lalitha prakash says:

    I am unable to generate or add sitemap to my blog it shows a 404 error called “General HTTP error: 404 not found
    HTTP Error: 404″ on webmastertools and unable to generate a sitemap on labnol sitemap generator too.. please help me soon..

  8. Jayu dejorge says:

    I am a newbie blogger. Sorry but I didn’t exactly understood what it is for. All I knew is that I have to do it in order to claim ownership of my blog and improve my index rate. (do not understand “index rate” either) I just gave it a try, why not? I am not sure what will happen. But thanks anyway. Your instructions are very easy, even a newbie like me got it.

  9. Neeraj Mishra says:

    It takes so much time by Google to index my new posts. I hope that after submitting my sitemap this problem will be resolved. Thanks a lot for sharing this helpful information.

  10. Yashraj Kakkad says:

    Thank you, brother!

    I am currently using Blogger platform and because of you I have got a sitemap! Hope it will improve my search indexing.

    I am not much aware about SEO actually. Will learn some!

  11. Prerak Naik says:

    I use wordpress to make my website.I don’t use a blog.Can you tell me where can I get the HTML editor of the Page. Because when I went to the HTML editor in my wordpress dashboard, I could only see lots of function in PHP language.How do I add the META tag?

  12. Samandar Nichari says:

    Submitting Sitemap is one of the most important things to be done. Whether it is Google Webmaster or Bing Webmaster we need to do it before all other tasks. You’ve done a good work while bringing this thing to the readers.

  13. Should you submit a sitemap larger than the number of posts you have?

    i have 1200 posts, should I submit 1001-1500?

  14. Pradip Patil says:

    Hello Ankit,
    I have a bloggger blo having posts more than 500 and i submitted the sitemap generated from other website but that website generated sitemap as
    atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=500
    atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=501&max-results=500

    But you have written that for posts more than 500 the site map should be
    atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=500&max-results=1000

    i am confused which sitemap is correct “index=500&max-results=1000″ OR “index=501&max-results=500″ Please help me and also i have read on some websites that using this type of sitemaps reduces the traffic. is it correct.

  15. Cyracks Zenda says:

    Thanks a lot for this post. i tried submitting the sitemap you stated above but i still see no changes. will i have to wait for some days or few weeks?

  16. Nadish Jayasuriya says:

    Hey i need some help, i have submitted my sitemap 4-5 days ago and i used this code ” /feeds/posts/default” as far as i know it only indexes up to 26 posts but my blog has more than 35 posts, so today i have submitted your code as well. So my question is will there be an issue having both these codes on “Google webmasters tool “?

  17. Hi,

    I submitted it but the issue is that it is going with only maximum of 500 urls. I tried changing the number in the end but it does not works. Any idea about submitting like more than 1000 urls ?

  18. Neeraj Kulkarni says:

    Thanks a lot for that. Usually the site maps can be generated by some free online resources. They usually come in .xml form. But I was in a fix when I wanted to index my blogspot blog. This post helped me to submit the sitemap pretty quickly. Didn’t understand the redirect part though. But, anyway, it got indexed and will be crawled within a few hours I suppose. Thank you for the tutorial.

  19. Mario Garcia says:

    Thank you so much Ankit for you simple instructions. It only took me 1 minute to copy and paste it and I got a confirmation from webmaster tools.

  20. Do method need to be followed for blogger blogs with Custom domain as well ?

  21. Hello Ankit, I have successfully submitted my sitemap to blogger, now may I know I how many days does index my whole site? Thanks in advance.

    1. Ankit Singla says:

      It depend how big your site it. At max, it should take 1 week.

  22. Submitted my site sitemap to webmaster. Lets see, how much time will it take to get indexed.

  23. olatunji mike says:

    Thanks Ankit i just submit my blog sitemap,i really appreciate for this piece of information you gave out,please i really want to submit my blog to alexa so that i can know my blog ranking,please i will really appreciate if you throw more light on this.

  24. I have two questions.

    1. Lets say I have manually created folders inside my blog, how am I going to put site maps for those URL’s.

    2. And how to create sitemaps if there are 1000’s of URL’s involved. I know there are websites that offers the service for free, but they dont seem to grab everything 100%

    Any thoughts? thanks for explaining the process.

  25. James Bond says:

    Thanks for sharing the marvellous info as I am new blogger & i have applied your info from the starting as that results has almost come down.

    Tell me sometimes error 404 occured while we try to submit the backlinks what’s the reason behind that

    Regards
    James Bond

  26. Hello,

    Mr. Ankit Singla

    I came to your website to find how to submit blogspot’s Site Map to google webmaster tool. I am totally newbie in blogger blogspot. I saw your Beginners tips in blogger/ blogspot and after reading this, it seems to me my content and materials is not suitable or adjustable with the Google blogspot according to its terms & condition.

    As a freelancer my target to sell my collected photographs through a honest way. I know nothing about the Black Hat or White Hat SEO. My text content in blogspot will not be much changed usually but there will be added many photographs in the page of blogspot. check my blogspot specialpictures100.blogspot.in and Say what is better for me? move to a website like of Weebly hosting ? or staying behind the blogger blogspot? Give Some advice in which way should I go better ? What is your opinion that work better for me. Please answer me.

  27. I am having error while submitting sitemap in google webmasters

    error : We encountered an error while trying to access your Sitemap. Please ensure your Sitemap follows our guidelines and can be accessed at the location you provided and then resubmit

  28. This was really a helpful content.
    But nowadays, google compiles its own sitemap for blogger users followed by ….blogspot.com/sitemap.xml

    Thanks for this article for beginers.

    Regards
    Sathish Satz.

  29. This has been very helpful. I have been blogging for many years now, but never knew about sitemap submission to google webmaster.

    Your article is very relevant, precise and to the point and exactly what I was searching for.

  30. Thanks for the post, I wish I could get it to work. When I enter the code for my site and tested it I got a 404 error for my sitemap. I don’t know what’s wrong. Thank you for any help!

  31. Hi Ankit,
    Is it required to submit the sitemap each time when we created the new post or page in Google webmaster tool ?

  32. Hay Ankit! Thanks for your help! it’s so easy. Anyway, There are so many tricky & shitty blogger around the SERP which taking advantage of this situation by telling newbie an illegal script. Such as, auto redirect to his web.

  33. Atiqur Rahman says:

    Hello Mr. Ankit Singla,

    Thanks for your helpful article!

    I have already more then 500 posts. So, I have added both sitemap to my webmaster tool account.

    Hope It will work for me.

    Thanks,
    Md. Atiq

  34. Tec Xploit says:

    Thank for this bro, but I don’t know whats wrong with my sitemap I submitted it 6 days ago to all search engines but its still showing pending.. I don’t knw why.. but I’ll give this a try and see if it works