We’ll cover how to submit your sitemap to Google via the Search Console in under 5 minutes so that you can start the process of getting your store to show up in Google search results.
If you have an eCommerce store on Shopify, WooCommerce, Squarespace or another major e-commerce platform and you want to add your Sitemap to Google Search Console, then this is the perfect step-by-step tutorial for you.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: I’ve never manually added my Sitemap into GSC before, is there a reason to do it?
A: By submitting your sitemap to Google Search Console, Google can index the pages you want quickly and easily and keep going back and checking for updates regularly.
If there’s no sitemap, the only way search engines can find your content is by following links from other sites and your other pages (assuming that there are links that go to all your pages).
By submitting your sitemap, you ensure that all the pages you want to be known to Google make it in there.
Q: How to remove a sitemap from Google Search Console?
A: Inside your Google Search Console, navigate to Sitemaps on the main menu, then click on the sitemap you want to remove then click the 3 dots icon on the top right corner, which will make the Remove Sitemap button appear (as shown in the screenshot below).