Did You Know?: Enabling Your Google Sitemap

August 27, 2012

Like lots of Typepad subscribers, you probably want your blog to be found by a large number of people.  After all, that's why you're taking the time to write such amazing posts, right?

A great way to get your blog found is to enable your Google sitemap.  This submits all of your URLs to Google and other search engines and gives you a much better chance of your blog being found when someone does a search.

To do this, you need to first make sure that your blog is publicized at Settings > SEO.  Once you've selected this, the "Yes, generate Google Sitemap" option will then be able to be selected. Please note that if your blog is password protected, you will not be able to make it public nor generate a Google Sitemap.

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You can read more information about this in the Knowledge Base.

Once you've enabled your Google Sitemap, we recommend that you submit the sitemap to Google through their Webmaster Tools.

You'll need to first verify that the blog is yours by uploading an HTML file. While this may sound intimidating to some, it's actually pretty easy to do.  We have instructions on how to do this in the Knowledge Base.

Additionally, we've got an article to help you optimize your blog for search engines.

We hope you found this useful! Check back every other week for more "Did You Know?" tips to help make your blog even better!

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