Find and submit 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.

Note

You can set up your sitemap at any time, but you won't be able to access it if your storefront is password protected.

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 or yourstorename.myshopify.com/sitemap.xml.

This sitemap file that Shopify generates links to separate sitemaps for your Products, Collections, Blogs, and Pages. We also update it automatically whenever you add a new page/product/image/collection/blog post on your Shopify store.

Submit your sitemap to Google Search Console

Note

Before you begin, you will need to Verify your site with Google.

  1. Once verified, go to https://www.google.com/webmasters/ and sign in if it prompts you.

  2. Click the name of the website who's sitemap you want to submit:

    Submit sitemap x1
  3. Click the Sitemaps button:

    Submit sitemap x2
  4. Click ADD/TEST SITEMAP

    Submit sitemap x3
  5. Enter "sitemap.xml" and click Submit Sitemap

    Submit sitemap x4

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