Knowledgebase: Store Setup
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:

  • Your site has dynamic content.
  • Your site has pages that aren't easily discovered by Googlebot during the crawl process—for example, pages featuring rich AJAX or images.
  • Your site is new and has few links to it. (Googlebot crawls the web by following links from one page to another, so if your site isn't well linked, it may be hard for us to discover it.)
  • Your site has a large archive of content pages that are not well linked to each other, or are not linked at all.

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.

Step 1:

The first step is to go the the link below. You will need to setup an account if you do not have one already

https://www.google.com/webmasters/

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Step 2:

Add your domain name and click add a site

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Step 3:

The next step is to verify the site. You will need to download the HTML file to your computer.

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Step 4:

Once the file is downloaded, go to your hosting control panel and click on file manager

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Step 5:

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.

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Step 6:

Once the file is uploaded, click the verify button.

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Step 8:

You will then get an acknowledgement that your site is added to your account.

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Step 9:

Go to http://graith-loaded-addons.com/connector/Google-Sitemap

Download the zip file.

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Step 10:

In your File Manager, upload and extract the file to your Add On directory.

Once it is extracted, you can delete the zip file.

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Step 11:

In your Loaded 7 Admin, Click on Add Ons, then connectors.

You will see the Google Sitemap Add On.

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Step :

Click Setup and you will see the URL for your sitemap.

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Step:

In your Webmaster Tools Panel, Click Add/Test Sitemap

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Step :

Enter index.php?sitemap when prompted and click Submit Sitemap

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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.

 

 

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