Why Do I Need Submit a Sitemap to Google?

This week I’m tidying my blog and taking care of some loose ends.

I’m participating in my Arkansas Women Bloggers (#ARWB) Kick Start My Blog challenge.

So I’ve cleaned up my sidebars on each side. Look to the left and look to the right.

One suggestion on today’s challenge was to submit a Sitemap to Google. My question was, “What the heck is a Sitemap & why does Google need it?”

So I Googled that exact question and a found this explanation from Google’s webmasters support site.

By submitting Delta Moxie’s sitemap to Google, it tells Google how to navigate my site and pages that may not have been discoverable before in a Google search.

I received my HTML Sitemap code from Google. Entered it into my WordPress Tools called Website Verification Services and saved. In the last step I verified deltamoxie.com with Google…and tah-dah.

google webmasterDone.

Now Google can navigate Delta Moxie’s extremely dynamic content. That’s what I’m talkin’ about!

I also verified Delta Moxie with my Pinterest account while I was in over at my WordPress Tools Website Verification Services.

Oh, yeah.

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If you notice a difference, go a ahead and like this post.

Also, go check out the other One Minute Tips to Clean Up and Organize Your Blog at Arkansas Women Bloggers. You can also see how other Arkansas Women Bloggers tidied on their blog here.

4 comments

    • Delta Moxie says:

      Kelcie, I am still confused. I would have never submitted a Sitemap if it weren’t for #ARWB. It’s one of those “I didn’t know what I didn’t know” situations. Thanks for stopping by!

  1. Margo says:

    Thanks for the tips. I don’t care much if people find my blog or not, but it’s cool that you can get more hits if you want them. I turned a friend onto your blog last night for green smoothies. Let me know if you get a new subscriber named Sharon Maupin! 🙂

    • Delta Moxie says:

      Margo, you are the best! Thank you for sending your friend! I’ll look for Sharon! I would be totally clueless about this blogging stuff (not that I’m still not clueless) if it weren’t for Arkansas women bloggers & participating in their challenges. I always learn something new.

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