Introduction 

Sitemap is an easy way for webmasters to inform search engines about pages on their sites that are available for crawling.

Steps

Generating Google Sitemap:

  • From your store’s admin dashboard, go to “Marketing” > “Search & SEO” “Google Sitemap”

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  • Click on “Add Sitemap”
  • In Sitemap section, add the below fields:
  • Filename: enter the sitemap file name (i.e. sitemap.xml)
  • Path: the sitemap file path (i.e. /)
  • Store View: Choose the store view you are setting up the sitemap for
  • Click on Save & Generate

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To setup Google Sitemap Auto-Generation, follow below steps:

  • From your store’s dashboard, go to “System” > “Advanced” > “Settings”.
  • Click on “Google Sitemap” under “Catalog”
  • Then click on “General Settings” tab to expand it, and complete the following:
    • “Enabled”: Set it to “Yes”
    • “Start Time”: Set the time to generate the sitemap
    • “Frequency”: How often you want the sitemap to be generated: “Daily”, “Weekly” or “Monthly”?
    • “Error Email Recipient”: Add your email in order to receive any error might generate in the future.
    • “Error Email Sender”: Select which email sender to be showing in the emails

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  • Once you finish click on “Save Config” button

Submitting your sitemap directly to Google: 

  • Select your site on your Google Search Console home page.
  • Click Crawl
  • Click Sitemaps
  • Click ADD/TEST SITEMAP
  • Type sitemap.xml
  • Click Submit Sitemap

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Outcome

By the end of this article, you should be able to generate new sitemap and submit it to your Google analytics account.