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If you are planning to start an eCommerce platform, then the first thing that you will have to do is create a website for your company. Once you have developed your company website, you need to submit it to Google. The submission means how the search engines are going to identify and find your company's website. You can pay Google to launch your company's website, or you can also do it free of charge. To do so, you will have to submit a sitemap to the google console. Some of the steps that you need to follow to submit a sitemap to Google Console are as follows:

Understanding the sitemap tool 

The first thing that you will have to do while submitting a sitemap to the Google Search Console is to sign in to it. Once you are signed into the Console, you will have to select your company’s website. Hence, you have to ensure that your company’s website is ready and all prepared to be launched. So make sure that you have done all the tests before you sign in to the Console and submit the sitemap. The tool that you see has an index that lists the URLs.  Here you can add additional URLs related to your company’s website.

Understanding the sitemap

Your company's website will appear under the index section of the sitemaps menu. If for some reason you are unable to view it, you will need to expand the menu. The moment you expand the menu, you will see additional sections like 'Overview', 'Performance' and 'URL Inspection' becoming visible. This section allows you to add or remove URLs. If you have any invalid URLs connected to your company's website, then remove it directly from the sitemap. You will not need to update it separately on your company's website.

Adding a new sitemap

When you add a new sitemap, it is vital to give the entire domain name. In other words, the format should be ‘sitemap_index.xml’. You must check that you have given the domain details properly. Otherwise, the particular URL will not get added to the Console. Once, you have checked the details you should click on submit, and your sitemap will be added to the Console.

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Using a sitemap creator

If you are concerned about developing URLs for your company’s website, you can take the help of sitemap creators. These are specific for HTML, XML extensions and WordPress plugins. However, all of these extensions are identified and indexed by search engines. With the help of sitemap generators, you can get your company's website up and running in no time. Numerous websites help you generate sitemaps and index these free of charge of at a basic price range. Some of these companies also help with video images and website designing and not just the sitemap, so that your company’s website is compatible with most search engines.

Thus, sitemaps and indexing are one of the most important ways by which you can be assured that your company's website receives adequate web traffic. With the help of a proper sitemap, you can ensure the smooth running of your company's website. All you need to do to ensure it is to develop the website of your company and ensure all the URLs are working correctly. After that, you need to sign in to Google Search Engine Console and search for your company's website and URL connected to it. You can also add URLs to the sitemap index. By adding a sitemap to Google Console 2020, you will increase your company website's visibility across search engines.

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