Updating your domain's sitemap

Activating SSL certificates for your domain can temporarily affect your website's organic traffic. If you're using webmaster tools to manage your website (like Google Webmaster Tools), then you can manually update your domain's sitemap and notify search engines immediately when your storefront URLs change from HTTP to HTTPS.

This process is different depending on the webmaster tools that you use.

Google Webmaster Tools

This example shows how to update your domain's sitemap using Google Webmaster Tools. If you haven't used it before, you need to verify your Shopify domain first.

To update your domain's sitemap using Google Webmaster Tools:

  1. Log in to your Google Webmaster Tools account.
  2. From the Search Console, enter your domain (including the prefix HTTPS://), and then click ADD PROPERTY.
  3. Click on the name of the domain that's been encrypted using SSL.
  4. Click Crawl, and then click Sitemaps.
  5. Click ADD/TEST SITEMAP.
  6. Enter your domain's new HTTPS sitemap (for example: https://www.your-shopify-domain.com/sitemap.xml).
  7. Remove your domain's HTTP sitemap from its profile.

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