Finding and submitting your sitemap

All Shopify stores automatically generate a sitemap.xml file that contains links to all your products, product images, pages, collections, and blog posts. This is used by search engines like Google and Bing to quickly scan your webpages for content. You can submit your sitemap to Google Search Console to make sure that your site can be easily crawled and indexed by Google.

Find your sitemap

The sitemap file is located at the root directory of your Shopify store's primary domain name. For example: johns-apparel.com/sitemap.xml.

This sitemap file is automatically generated and links to separate sitemaps for your products, collections, blogs, and webpages. It is automatically updated when you add a new webpage, product, collection, image, or blog post to your Shopify online store.

Verifying your site with Google

Before you submit your sitemap to Google Search Console, you need to verify your site with Google.

Submit your sitemap to Google Search Console

You can submit your sitemap to Google Search Console to make sure that your site can be easily crawled and indexed by Google.

Steps:

  1. After your site is verified, go to Google Search Console.

  2. Click the name of your website:

  3. Click Sitemaps:

  4. Click ADD/TEST SITEMAP

  5. Enter sitemap.xml, and then click Submit Sitemap

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