You have made a blog (with or without subdomain). How your friends, mates gonna find your blog? How can you drive traffic to your blog and search engines shows your page or website? Your blog won’t be reachable to the people until you index your blog with search engines. Making the only blog is not enough to share ideas.
You have to submit your site to google search console (which was previously known as Google webmaster tool) and other search engines. Then these search engines will index your posts. To add sitemap on different search engines is discussed below. The sitemap address is only for Blogger CMS.
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Search Engines to index blog
Anyone can use google search console since its a free service offered by Google itself. It helps to monitor, manage and maintain site’s presence on Google search engine. To track your each and every appearance of your blog on google search engine. You can get analytics of your searched content of your blog. Your new post will be automatically indexed and showed on Google search engine. You need Gmail account to sign into google search console to submit your blog to Google search engine.
Google console shows crawl errors, robot.txt error, and page not found errors. HTML improvement, data highlighter, index status, etc and much more are the services available at search console. It also shows by which keywords your blog reached to the people. It provides ads bot which helps to serve relevant ads on your blog.
Google might be the primary source of organic traffic. Bing is also the second largest source of organic traffic. It also different services like keyword research, SEO analyzer, etc. Bing webmaster tool index your blog for Bing search engine. Similarly,
Similarly, Yandex is the Russia’s most-used search engine. In 2015, more than 50% search was generated by Yandex search engine.So to gain traffic from Russia, submit your site to Yandex webmaster tool. Yandex indexes sites for their search engine.
Is it necessary to use Google search console?
Google is the main source of organic traffic. About 70% of organic traffic comes from Google. So, you have to keep Google at high priority to increase traffic to your blog. There are too many benefits of using Google search console. Besides indexing, It provides different services to improve your site.
It helps Google to access your blog content. Your blog gets searched on Google search engine and make your blog to reach to the right people. It also helps in ranking the page. You can check which site is linking to your website, know about the role of SEO, eye-catching titles, mobile friendly, take it as research (your blog is famous for) done automatically and get support for your site to make it great.
Submit your site to google search console
Go to Google Search Console. You have to log in to Gmail account before accessing Google search console.
After search console opens, click on add property.
Now enter your blog address and click add.
You have successfully added your site. After adding the site you have to verify the ownership of that website. If you are using blogger cms, then you can verify with HTML meta tag. Copy the provided meta tag and paste it in the head tag of your blog template. Now you have to submit sitemap of your site. If your blog is new, then your sitemap would be your blog address/sitemap.xml
To submit sitemap click your recently added site, and then click on a sitemap.
After click on sitemap click add/test sitemap and simply write
This only index 500 posts. If your website has more than 500 posts then you can use below sitemap address.
If your website has more than 1,000 posts use below sitemap code.
And So On. This sitemap index you blog posts only and if you want to index your pages then add the following sitemap.
Submit your site to Bing Webmaster tool
You need Bing account to login. Just go to Bing webmaster tool. At first, you need to add website and verify it. On Blogger CMS, here too you can use the meta tag to verify your ownership.
Click your added site and type the above sitemap address along with your full site address.
You have successfully submitted your site to Google search engine. Your content will be indexed faster if you are not the victim of plagiarism. Now Google will index it and make it appear on search result. Your content will be highly ranked based on your SEO.
To check whether Google has banned your site or not, just go to google and type site:yourfullsitename.