Submitting Your Sitemap and URLs Directly to Search Engines
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A sitemap is an XML file that contains a list of the URLs of the pages on your site. It also contains useful information such as the relationships between pages and when each page was last updated. Every Wix site has a sitemap that updates automatically with your site’s most current information. Learn more about your site's sitemap
Search engines such as Google use sitemaps to help them crawl and index websites. Wix automatically updates your sitemap when you make changes to your site.
You can view your sitemap index by adding sitemap.xml to the end of your domain name in the address bar. For example: https://mystunningwebsite.com/sitemap.xml.
In this article, learn more about:
Your sitemap and the Wix SEO Setup Checklist
When you connect your site to Google Search Console using the Wix SEO Setup Checklist, Wix automatically submits your sitemap to Google.
When you make changes to your site, your sitemap will be automatically updated with the changes. There's no need to submit your sitemap to Google again.
It can take some time for changes to your site's pages to appear in Google search results. If you want your changes to appear quicker, you can try to request indexing for the page.
Manually submitting your sitemap to search engines
Each search engine has their own webmaster tools and their own method for submitting sitemaps. Check the steps below for the search engine that you want to submit your sitemap to.
Before you can submit your sitemap to search engines, you need to verify your ownership of your site's domain with them. Learn how to verify your domain
Learn how to submit a sitemap to:
Submitting individual URLs to search engines
You can also submit individual page URLs directly to search engines. For example, if you make changes to one of your blog posts, you should only re-submit that page's URL as it will be more accurate.
Each search engine has their own webmaster tools and their own method for submitting URLs. Check the steps below for the search engine that you want to submit your sitemap to.
Before you can submit URLs to search engines, you need to verify your ownership of your site. Learn how to verify your site with search engines
Learn how to submit URLs to:
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