Adding a Sitemap to Loaded 7
Posted by on 23 April 2014 08:57 PM
Submitting a sitemap to Google is a great way to get your site indexed by their search engine.
As Google puts it:
Sitemaps are particularly helpful if:
Loaded 7 already has rich SEO features built in, but adding the Sitemap just increases your sites visibility
Our partner Graith has built an add on that you can easily install and get your Sitemap submitted
Note: Before you submit your sitemap, you should optimize your site with all Meta Data and Keywords.
The first step is to go the the link below. You will need to setup an account if you do not have one already
Add your domain name and click add a site
The next step is to verify the site. You will need to download the HTML file to your computer.
Once the file is downloaded, go to your hosting control panel and click on file manager
Go to your public_html directory and choose the folder where you have installed Loaded 7
Click Upload. Select and upload the file supplied by Google.
Once the file is uploaded, click the verify button.
You will then get an acknowledgement that your site is added to your account.
Go to http://graith-loaded-addons.com/connector/Google-Sitemap
Download the zip file.
In your File Manager, upload and extract the file to your Add On directory.
Once it is extracted, you can delete the zip file.
In your Loaded 7 Admin, Click on Add Ons, then connectors.
You will see the Google Sitemap Add On.
Click Setup and you will see the URL for your sitemap.
In your Webmaster Tools Panel, Click Add/Test Sitemap
Enter index.php?sitemap when prompted and click Submit Sitemap
Once this is complete you will get a verification and your site will now be on your dashboard.
This will let Google know about your site and it will be placed in queue for indexing.
Please note, there is no timetable for when this will occur. It generally happens within a week, but it could take longer.
However, submitting your Sitemap does accelerate your site getting crawled.