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How to get XF's sitemap to show up in Google Webmaster Tools

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by ForestForTrees, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. ForestForTrees

    ForestForTrees Well-Known Member

    Hello,

    I find it very helpful to be able to monitor my sitemaps in Google Webmaster Tools. It's free and it lets me know how many pages Google has decided to index compared to how many I've submitted from each section of the site.

    Here's a picture of it:
    upload_2015-4-12_0-20-54.png

    Is there a way to add the automatically generated XenForo sitemaps to this view? It seems like there really ought to be, and I could do it with the addon I used to use from @Rigel Kentaurus .

    Also, on a rather technical note, while I've noticed that there is a sitemap directory in the internal_data directory, it isn't web accessible. How, then, do the search engines download it? Is it through sitemap.php in the root directory?
     
  2. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    You simply need to submit the sitemap URL manually (it's sitemap.php) with that button in the upper right.
     
  3. ForestForTrees

    ForestForTrees Well-Known Member

    Thanks. It's good to see we're submitting images in the sitemap now, too.

    Here's the updated screenshot:
    upload_2015-4-12_15-5-56.png
     

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