Configuring Google XML Sitemaps - Explanation of the settings

Setting up submitting a sitemap to Google (Training Kyle)

After you've done Kyle's training:

1. Go to your dashboard > Settings

2. Chose XML-Sitemap


3. The URL to your sitemap > Click the link to see if your sitemap is active.


3a. When your sitemap is active it will look like this




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Staggerlee Premium
Thumbs up, Thanks!
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Loes Premium
Thank you, glad you liked it:)
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AnthonyMLM Premium
Thanks Loes, Great training
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Loes Premium
Thank you Anthony:)
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DSonic Premium
Hi Loes,
Good tut.
I've got the internal error and am not seeing any sub sitemaps. I have been confused about this for ages.
In the beginning I added my website sitemap to webmaster tools but am I supposed to add every single post as well ? In google search console my site is shown but there is zero statistics.
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Loes Premium
For the sitemap error, please contact website tech support.
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support

The second part of your question:
Google is crawling your website about once a week, and when you have the habit, like me, to share your post after publishing.

I like Google to see that, Google sees everything.
So, I publish my post, share it on Social Media, fetch it with Google, Google sees the interaction, and is motivated to rank my post higher.
Does this make sense?
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DSonic Premium
Hi Loes,
When you say you fetch it with google. You mean, you manually fetch each post in search console every time. I only have my website sitemap that is demonstrated in Kyles tutorial. I'm a bit confussed with how this system works.

I will contact support now.

Thanks
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Loes Premium
Yes, I fetch every post I write manually:)
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DSonic Premium
O.k cool thanks I'm gonna dive in and do that now. My fetch as google url's are all showing redirected even though my https: was added and updated ages ago. is this one for Support ?
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Loes Premium
You have to select the https:// before you add your new blog, there is a little arrow that will give you a dropdown and then you can choose for the http or the https
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RoriO Premium
I think this is what I've been looking for, Loes. In my library for when I have time. Thank you very much!
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Loes Premium
Nice to hear Rori:)
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benjaminkris Premium
Hi loes! Just wondering, how many days before google index my sitemap? Because right now the status is pending. And also i tried using fetch as google but it keep saying redirected. What does this mean ? and how to solve it. Would really appreciate a solution thanks!
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Loes Premium
1. it can take up to 10 days
2. are you perhaps having your site changed into https and do you add the URL to the http version, you get a redirect
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benjaminkris Premium
Thanks a lot ! Solved the problem already ! Oh and one more question ....on wealthy affiliate site manager tab....it says that my site is google index but the google search console says otherwise ....so what does it actually mean ? Is it indexed or not ?
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Loes Premium
Have you sent in a sitemap, Benjamin?
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benjaminkris Premium
Yes I have submitted the xml sitemap to google search console, currently only 5 out of 28 posts have been stated as indexed on it.
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Loes Premium
Google is a bit slow sometimes, but they have noticed your website, that's good, now it is up to you to keep them noticed, every new blog post you fetch with google fetch, after a while your indexed pages and posts will grow
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Chrissies Premium
Great training again Loes, many thanks :)
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Loes Premium
My pleasure Chrissie:)
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roamy Premium
You are the best Loes,thanks enjoy your weekend
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Loes Premium
Thank you Roamy, have a nice weekend too
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amgolf Premium
Clear concise, step by step
well write training
alway appreciate
Thank you, Loes
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Loes Premium
Thank you Nattawut, much appreciated:)
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DELJAR Premium
Great information, Loes. Although I added a new sitemao to Google, I have not configure my Google XML Sitemaps yet. I will make sure that I do it today.
Thank you for sharing, Loes.
Adel :)
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Loes Premium
You're welcome Adel, have a nice weekend:)
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DarleneB Premium
Thanks so much for the training. I checked my websites to make sure they were set up correctly.
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Loes Premium
You're welcome Darlene, I hope they were:)
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Jimmyk16 Premium
Good info, thanks Loes.
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Loes Premium
You're welcome James, thank you
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xanfo Premium
Great tutorials Loes, thank you.
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Loes Premium
Thank you Alexander
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Triblu Premium
Hey Loes,

My website hosted here at WA refuses to allow me to:
1. checkmark Include sitemap in HTML format.
2. Add new page under Additional pages
...yet, I can easily make these changes on my Toronto hosted websites.

Am guessing it may be caused by the security settings on the WA website servers ... maybe?
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Loes Premium
I think so, I can not check that option too, and I host all my websites here Trish
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Triblu Premium
Well, you motivated me into installing this plugin into my many other websites rather than an all inclusive, manually updated version, so Thank YOU Loes!
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Loes Premium
My pleasure Trish:) Enjoy ;)
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jvranjes Premium
Loes what is this, my settings are totally different. I use it within AIO.
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Loes Premium
That's why it is different, this is the plugin Google XML Sitemaps, the one which is advised by Kyle in the certification course
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jvranjes Premium
Thank you. The one I use has just a few options, nothing close to this.
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Loes Premium
You're welcome Jovo:)
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drcmaint Premium
OK, this is good, thanks.
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Loes Premium
Thanks John:)
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reanna1 Premium
Great training! Thanks, Loes!
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Loes Premium
You're welcome Rebecca:)
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Marcus1978 Premium
I don't need this training but I gave it a "Like" anyway :-)
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Loes Premium
Thank you so much, Marcus! That means a lot to me!
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Gordon-D Premium
My sitemap is not as specific as the one you show.
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Loes Premium
Did you use the plugin Kyle advised? Google XML sitemaps?
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Gordon-D Premium
Ahh no AIO sitemap, is there a big difference. I thought I read somewhere that there was no need to use the plugin, use AIO
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Loes Premium
I have 7 websites, and the AIO refused to do its job on the first 3 I tried, so I go for Kyle's recommendation
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Gordon-D Premium
OK am going to change over and follow your immaculate training. :-)

On another subject, when setting up GA what do you class as Industry category
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Loes Premium
I don't recall that Gordon, can you ask the community?
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Gordon-D Premium
I have but no answer, not to worry. Thanks for the sitemap training all switched over
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startouched Premium
Thanks for sharing, Loes!
-Kathy
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Loes Premium
My pleasure Kathy:)
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Compsol99 Premium
Thanks very much for the great training session Loes!
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Loes Premium
You're welcome Shawn, thank you
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