Tagged: Google xml site map
May 27, 2014 at 11:16 am #13470
Have you got any tutorials regarding site maps with WordPress for SEO? I’m having a nightmare creating and submitting my site map for my sites – imagees.co.uk & trophies4u.org.
Nothing that I do seems to work, like I submitted a site map for Trophies4u.org, created it within the dashboard of WordPress but I can’t see if its working!
Please could you tell me where I’m going wrong?
Thanks, Mart.May 28, 2014 at 4:15 am #13490
If you use the WordPress SEO plugin from Yoast then that creates an XML site map for you. This sits on your server and therefore you shouldn’t need to submit one to Google.
Let me know if that makes sense,
JamieMay 29, 2014 at 9:02 am #13505
Thanks for getting back to me.
So if I use Yoast then would it guide me through how to construct the site map on a step by step basis?
Also, for my trophies.org site I have used ‘All In One SEO’ and fully done all the pages for with SEO terms etc. I have also submitted a site map through ‘All In One’. If for trophies4u.org I delete the All In One plugin and start again with Yoast, would this delete all the SEO terms I’ve put in with the All In One plugin?
For my imagees.co.uk site I’ll just start the SEO with Yoast.
Thanks, Mart.May 29, 2014 at 9:05 am #13506
WordPress SEO creates the xml site map for you automatically by default, so you don’t have to do anything :)
Re removing All in SEO: I’m not 100% sure whether your meta descriptions will come over to the new plugin, as I haven’t gone through this process.
JamieMay 29, 2014 at 9:26 am #13509
Sorry what I mean is would it decrease our chances of a good listing with Google if I change SEO plugins? The SEO terms in the All In One plugin have been live for about a month now, would i just have to start over and wait the average time to for Google to find me. As a rule what is the average time, I know that is probably a stupid question! I just need to give my customers a better idea than just ‘a few months’.
Thanks, Mart.May 29, 2014 at 10:40 am #13511
Unfortunately it’s almost impossible to say whether this will decrease your chances of a good listing with Google, as there are literally hundreds of factors that Google uses to rank website. It also depends on the website how often google indexes it. The more traffic a site gets, generally the more often Google will index it. You can check some of this in Google webmaster tools :)
JamieJune 10, 2014 at 11:43 am #13755
Yea I’m gonna try Yoast, give it a go!
Thanks, Mart.February 5, 2016 at 6:48 pm #29733
I have come across this thread and have a similar question. I have installed the plug in Google XML site map. It is active and connected to my wordpress site and seems to be working. What I would like to know is that do I have to do anything else to submit a site map to Google/bing in the Google console not on the website?
If so can you give me some tips on how to get the coding for the site map to be submitting in Google Console.
ThanksFebruary 6, 2016 at 5:55 am #29754
Normally Google will find your xml sitemap so you won’t need to submit it. Here’s what google says if you still need to submit it https://support.google.com/sites/answer/100283?hl=en
I haven’t used the plugin you are using as I generally use Yoast SEO – this generates XML sites maps for you.
Here’s a little video that shows you the Yoast SEO xml sitemap https://vimeo.com/154394357
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