How to Submit Your Shopify Store’s Sitemap to Google Search Console
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Why Google Search Console Matters
In this article, we’ll guide you through the process of submitting your Shopify store’s sitemap to Google Search Console. This powerful, free tool from Google helps you track and measure organic traffic to your website, providing insights into your website’s performance and potentially boosting your sales through organic traffic.
Getting Started with Google Search Console
Step 1: Access Google Search Console
To begin, go to search.google.com or use the link provided in the video description for easy access.
Step 2: Adding Your Property
On the Google Search Console homepage, you’ll find a dropdown menu with the option to add your website. Click on “Add property.”
Step 3: Entering Your URL
Select the “URL prefix” option and enter your website’s URL, which should be your main Shopify store domain. Click “Continue.”
Step 4: Verifying Ownership
Google will request verification that you own the website. Follow these steps:
Logging into Your Shopify Store’s Backend
Log in to your Shopify store‘s backend.
Navigating to Your Theme Settings
Click on “Sales Channel” and then select “Online Store.”
Editing Your Code
Scroll down to your active theme and click on the three small dots to edit the code.
Adding the Verification Tag
theme.liquid file and find the
<head> section. Paste the verification tag provided by Google into this section.
Saving Your Changes
theme.liquid file after adding the verification tag.
Return to Google Search Console and click the “Verify” button to confirm ownership.
Step 5: Ownership Verified
After successful verification, you’ll receive a confirmation that your domain ownership is verified.
Submitting Your Sitemap
Step 6: Accessing Your Property
Click on “Go to Properties” after verifying ownership.
Step 7: Submitting Your Sitemap
In the property dashboard, locate the “Sitemaps” option and click on it.
Step 8: Submitting Your Sitemap URL
To submit your sitemap, enter “sitemap.xml” in the provided field and click “Submit.”
Step 9: Checking the Status
Google will process your sitemap submission, displaying either a “Success” or “Failed” status. If it fails, wait for a day before attempting to resubmit.
You’ve now successfully submitted your Shopify store’s sitemap to Google Search Console’s. By doing so, you can monitor organic traffic, gain insights into your website’s performance, and potentially boost your sales through improved visibility on Google.
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