This is useful as it will help us capture fresh content every time you publish content.
Simply copy and paste the URL for your RSS feed into the submission form and click Submit.
However, Google's XML format was designed for the search engines, allowing them to find the data faster and more efficiently.
Google's new sitemap protocol was developed in response to the increasing size and complexity of websites.
On the other hand, RSS and Atom feeds are the preferred way of informing us about brand new URLs on your site.
Ideally, the RSS or Atom feed is generated in real-time and contains only your most recent new pages or posts.
I’ll show you how with a small about of setting up, Word Press will generate, auto-update, and publish your sitemap to the major search engines whenever you add new content or publish a blog post.
You can resubmit an already submitted sitemap by selecting the checkbox in front of the sitemap URL and clicking Resubmit.
If the sitemap URL you submitted points to an a XML Sitemap Index, you can click on the Sitemap URL and see details for all contained sitemaps.
Remember to make a note of the address of your sitemap, for example: Now we can create a custom sitemap submission URL for each of Google, Bing, Yahoo and Ask. Copy each of your customised URLs, one at a time, into your browser address bar and press enter. Whenever you publish or update content these URLs will be “pinged” and your sitemap submitted to all these search engines.
Once you have your sitemap URL, you can use it to create your custom URLs as follows: a) Open a plain text editor (such as Windows Notepad). If it works you’ll get a message like “Thanks for submitting a sitemap”.
sitemap= server will respond with HTTP Status 200 (OK) if the submission was successful.