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Does Submitting Your Sitemap to Google Really Help?

Posted at — Aug 9, 2016

Today I’ll uncover the myth about Sitemap and page indexing. Most of the webmasters says that submitting sitemap to Google will help to index all pages of a site, so in this post I’ll tell you does Sitemap.xml or Sitemap.html helps you to index all your pages of your website or not. Lets start:

No, Google crawls all your web pages through sitemaps but does not guarantee to index all your pages that are in sitemap

To understand this concept deeply, you must know the difference between crawling and indexing.

Crawling:

Crawling means the process in which Google bots gives a visit to your blog and crawls every single page of your site using sitemap.

Indexing:

While crawling if Google bots finds your post unique and helpful, it can store that link in its database and shows it on search results when particular related keyword is searched.

Two points about indexing and crawling:

So, always remember that Google crawls all your web pages through sitemap but does not guarantee to index all your pages that are in sitemap.

Why Google does not index all pages that are in sitemap

Have a look at the screenshot below, it is the screenshot of my Google Webmaster Tools.Does Submitting Your Sitemap to Google Really Help?

 

If you watch this screenshot closely, you will notice that there are total 73 URLs and Google has indexed only 67. Now the question is why Google does not index all pages that are in sitemap?

Below are some reasons why Google does not index URL:

Some tips to index your page on Google

Hope that tip was helpful for those wondering how to get your blog listed in google

By following these points, you will be able to get better results and high traffic.

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