Nevertheless, submitting sitemaps for search engines and Google in particular, is a real way to bring back traffic to your content from search engines like Google. Sitemaps actually contain all of the content on your site in a single file, which is very helpful for search robots to index pages / posts or links they may have missed in the past. If you are using WordPress or Blogger for blogging then it will be very easy for you to submit a sitemap to Google using your webmaster account. However, if you have videos on your site, you may remember them to be completely indexed by Google, because Google may be “Schema.org” Cannot identify without meta. But there is good news for you; You can easily create a video sitemap of your video using a simple plugin in WordPress created by “Amit Aggarwal” . This plugin actually does a very simple job and creates sitemaps for all videos embedded on your site from YouTube. After creating your sitemap, you can easily send it to Google using Webmaster Tools. The way to install and use this plugin is as follows.
How to install and use the “XML Sitemap for Video” plugin?
The process of using this plugin is very easy, you can install and use this plugin very easily by following the simple steps given below:
- Go to the WordPress Dashboard
- Plugins >> add new
- Search for “XML Sitemap for Video”
- Install the plugin and activate it
After installing the plugin, you need to click on the settings page of the plugin, so you will see the following screenshot:
In the screenshot above, you can see that there is a button “Generate Video Sitemap”, which is very easy to click :), while if you want to include the duration of the video as well, just click on the “check box” Tick. “Include video length” , but is not recommended if you have a large number of videos such as thousands of videos. Now just click on the generated video sitemap and within few seconds the sitemap will be generated.
How to submit a Video Sitemap to Google?
When you generated the Sitemap, use the exact method you used to submit your normal Sitemap to Google Webmaster Tools, go to your Webmaster account, and then go to the site for which you have now created the Video Sitemap Created, click on Add and Paste Sitemap, the link to the video sitemap you just created should look like “http://www.yoursite.com/sitemap-video.xml” Your site is actually your site :).
If you want to optionally download this plugin from the WordPress plugins directory, here is the link to do so:
After downloading the plugin, you will need to install it and activate it using your plugins section in your WordPress dashboard.
Okay, now many of you know that WordPress is the game of all plugins and useful free resources, so I will tell you more about free and useful plugins in the future, so that you can make your blog / site more SEO friendly and To make it safe.
Here are some bonus plugins related to “XML Sitemaps for Video” and “Image Sitemaps” and “Mobile Sitemaps”, these two supporting plugins are also made by “Amit Agarwal” of India. I appreciate their efforts and recommend you to use these plugins for free. Here are the links to download the plugins to use for creating images and mobile sitemaps:
So the more you use and implement new tools, the more you grow and your business will be with WordPress.
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