How to add a blogspot sitemap in Google Webmaster tools?

This is a question that I found when I was browsing the PinoyBlogosphere Yahoo Groups.

Please enlighten me on this matter…

*** I kept having this error in my Google webmaster tools and I can’t figure out how to correct this. it often says URL not allowed..

Google has detected some URLs that appear to be at a higher level or different domain than the Sitemap file location….

my website is http://wengtea.blogspot.com

What is a sitemap?

A sitemap is like a table of contents for your blog or website. It is a file in your site that is named, “sitemap.xml“.

How to create a sitemap?

For wordpress users, you can add a sitemap by using a plug-in called Google XML sitemaps. However for blogger users, you are not able to create a sitemap. (yet? maybe the blogger team might add this feature soon)

How to add a blogspot sitemap in Google Webmaster tools?

You might be wondering, if blogger is not able to create a sitemap then what’s the use of this question. I chose to answer this question because there is a little workaround for you to add a “sitemap” even if you are on blogger. Allow me to teach you how…

Since we don’t have a sitemap.xml file, we need to make use of another file in blogger that we can submit as a sitemap. In this case, we will have to use the “atom.xml” file.

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If you think about it, what I’ve done here is to add the feeds to make it look like a sitemap. Even if it is not really a sitemap, it is a good alternative and it works. This is what I’ve been doing when I was still using a blogger.

Important Update:

Using atom.xml won’t work if you are using Feedburner to redirect your feeds. That’s what I’ve learned when I checked weng’s blog and the atom.xml of her blog.

Instead of using “atom.xml“, you can use these alternatives instead.

  • http://myblog.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/full
  • http://myblog.blogspot.com/atom.xml?redirect=false

So what did you think? Was this post helpful to you?

If you have anymore questions on usage in wordpress or blospot, or anything about blogging in general, feel me to ask me. I’ll do my best in researching, thinking and writing it so that your questions will be answered. 🙂

24 thoughts on “How to add a blogspot sitemap in Google Webmaster tools?

  1. @Yatot – What results are you expecting? Actually, I’m thinking that blogger users don’t even need a sitemap because Google already indexes your blogs faster than other blogs platforms. 🙂

  2. I have had trouble adding a sitemap to my site as well. I didn’t have any advice to add, but wanted to say thank you to everyone who left comments. In turn you helped me fix my error as well. Great post.

  3. @ilovelinux – Hi there, I’m glad you found this post useful. If you need anything, don’t hesitate to tell me. I’ll try my best to answer it. ^_^

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