Sunday, March 15, 2009

Submit a Blogger Sitemap to Major Search Engines

If you haven't submitted your Blogger website and sitemap to the major search engines yet this article will help you through the process. Submitting your Blogger (Blogspot) blog to the two most popular search engines Google and Yahoo is a must if you want your site crawled and indexed quickly and, of course, to receive visitors. You may also want to cast your net a little wider. If so there are a couple of other search engines worthy of note that you may not have even considered. This article explores the steps involved in submitting your blog and sitemap to 5 major search engines: Google, Yahoo, MSN Live Search, Moreover.com and Ask.com


Submit Your Site and Sitemap to Google
For a step by step walkthrough of how to submit your Blogger blog to Google, verify your site and add a sitemap please refer to my article Submit Your Blogspot Blog Sitemap to Google

Google Webmaster Tools Index Stats Page

Submit Your Site and Sitemap to Yahoo
Yahoo has a fair share of the search engine market and therefore getting your Blogger blog crawled and indexed needs to be a priority. For an in depth discussion on how to submit your site, verify it and submit a sitemap to Yahoo Site Explorer please see my article Submit Blogspot Sitemap to Yahoo

Yahoo Site Explorer

Submit Your Site and Sitemap to MSN
You can now submit a sitemap directly to MSN at Webmaster Center. For detailed steps in submitting a Blogger site and sitemap to MSN Live Search please refer to my article Add a Blogger Sitemap to MSN Live Search

MSN Webmaster Center

Submit Your Site and Sitemap to Moreover.com
Historically submitting your Blog sitemap to Moreover.com expedited indexing in MSN because of a standing arrangement that Moreover would provide the submitted feeds to MSN for crawling and indexing. At the time of writing this article it is not clear if this is still useful as sitemaps can now be submitted to MSN directly. However, it can't do any harm so I suggest giving it a go.

To submit a sitemap to Moreover copy and paste the following line into your internet browser address taking care to replace yoursitename with the actual name of your site:

http://api.moreover.com/ping?u=http://yoursitename.blogspot.com/rss.xml

If all is well you will receive the following success message:

Moreover Sitemap Submission Success MessageSubmit Your Site and Sitemap to Ask.com
It is worth submitting your sitemap to Ask.com, previously known as Ask Jeeves. It is considered an important search engine and owns Excite, Bloglines, MyWay and iWon. Ask.com also is a participant in the Sitemaps Protocol Program.

It is easy to submit your Blogger sitemap to Ask.com. Simply copy (Ctrl + C command) and paste (Ctrl + V command) the following line into your internet browser address bar. Be sure to substitute yoursitename with the actual name of your site.

http://submissions.ask.com/ping?sitemap=http://yoursitename.blogspot.com/rss.xml

Provided there are no issues you will see the success screen:

Ask.com Sitemap Submission Success Screen

This article explored how to go about submitting your blog and sitemap to 5 major search engines: Google, Yahoo, MSN Live Search, Moreover.com and Ask.com

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36 comments:

Great eBay Auctions said...

Thanks for the great info. I have been looking on how to submit my sitemap to Yahoo for 2 weeks!

The Wizz said...

Glad you ended your long search here and happy to have provided the solution you were looking for. The internet is a maze and unfortunately so many blogs are more about making money than providing people with helpful and easy to understand solutions to their issues with Blogger.

Felix Padilla said...

Thank you for your invaluable information and expertise.

The Wizz said...

Thanks Felix. Hope to see you back here often!

joreel said...

Great article... nice one..

The Wizz said...

Joreel thanks for that. Glad it was helpful to you. I hope you remembered to bookmark this blog so you can read new articles as they are published

4 Easy Steps to Submit Sitemap said...

Very Informative and Helpful blog.

However, I outlined a 4 easy steps tutorial submit Blogger sitemap to Google.

Hope that it Will help the Blogspot users.

Thanks.

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The Wizz said...

Thanks for the tip JeanPaul

The Wizz said...

4 easy steps sitemap. Yes Google have improved site submission heaps in the last few months. Thanks for reminding me that I need to update this portion of my blog

Edward Stedman said...

This info is awesome! Thanks for sharing.

One question...do your details for moreover.com and ask.com work if your site feed is burned through feedburner?

henna said...

today i submitted my blog to google and yahoo with ur this useful tutorial....thanks

P said...

Hi, thanks for this awesome guide. Real cool! Just one question: I have submitted to Moreover (in lieu of MSN) and Ask too; since my site also uses Feedburner feeds, is there any special codes to be used like 'redirect' etc (like we use when we submit to Google). Could you please let us know.

Thanks

Phoenix

The Wizz said...

Hi P. It still is worth submitting to MSN. My suggestion is to always submit your blog to the top 3 Google, Yahoo & MSN. Very easy now that MSN has revamped the process. As far as feeds burnt at Feedburner you can use the same formula at MSN ie myblog.blogspot.com/atom.xml?redirect=false

Phoenix Capital Software said...

Thanks,

I submitted it to MSN also. The reason I din't submit it earlier was that you mentioned that I needed to have an MSN/hotmail a/c to do so. I already I have too many accounts, can't really care to add another. (you might want to update that part in this guide)

But certainly the Bing submission was very easy.


Can we have more tips and tricks to increase the traffic?! Pls.

P said...

Hi Wizz,

The sitemap I submitted at Google using ( atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=101&max-results=300) returned 301 URLS as submitted but NONE indexed!

Am I missing out on something here?!

P said...

@jean paul: Thanks for the tip

The Wizz said...

Phoenix I see what you mean about the hotmail account. I need to clarify that it is easier if you have a hotmail account not that you can only use the service with a hotmail account. I agree that it is kind of misleading. I will update this as suggested.

It takes a while after you submit your sitemaps for Google to index these so no need to worry at this stage. Just monitor through Google Webmaster Tools.

In some situations Google can be slow to index but it is not always clear in which situations. The more frequently you publish the more often Google will crawl your site so if you want it to index fast keep publishing. The important thing is that it sounds like you are not getting the sitemap error message any more. Also bear in mind that even without a sitemap Google will do a certain amount of indexing of your site. This is particularly true of articles with backlinks.

As to your request for more on building traffic have you checked out my article: 10 Tips to Build Traffic for Blogger Blog. I will also do some thinking about other angles on the question of how best to build blog traffic.

Najaf & Kamlesh said...

Thanx Buddy...
You helped me so much!

Keep helping||||

The Wizz said...

You are welcome Najaf. Glad to have helped

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I would like to thank you so much for you're help on this website..

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The Wizz said...

Hey chivanable. Glad to be of help. See you have been doing lots of work on your nba blog. Looks great!

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