How do you submit your XML sitemap to Google Search Console? You can make your sitemap available to Google in one of two ways: submit it on Google Search Console or add it to your robots.txt file. Before you submit your sitemap to GSC, you must verify your site with Google. Then “add/test” your sitemap in GSC. Get the instructions here . What You Should Know About XML Sitemaps From those surveyed, there are still many search marketers who aren’t confident in sitemap best practices. Google has a great resource that tells you exactly what they’re looking for in a good sitemap but we’ve put together a quick, little guide below. How to Create a Sitemap If you search for XML sitemap generator, there should be a number of free websites you can use to generate your sitemap. Screaming Frog is also a great option to create all five types of sitemaps with their paid version. Most content management systems also have plugins like Yoast for WordPress to auto-populate the sitemaps.