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 index your site so that your store's pages appear in search results. Submitting your sitemap to Google Search Console helps Google find and index valuable pages on your site.

The process of crawling and indexing your site can take time, and Google doesn't guarantee how long it'll take. Learn more about what to expect when your site is indexed from the Google Search Console Help.

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's 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 help Google find and index valuable pages on your site.

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.

After you submit your sitemap, Google will use it to crawl and index your site. The process can take time and Google doesn't guarantee how long it will take for your site to be crawled. To learn more or to troubleshoot, visit Google Search Console Help.

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