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In many of the articles, I found that I can submit sitemap of my blogger blog by inputting atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=500 as my sitemap URL. But when I did this, I got a URL error saying that it couldn't fetch.

I've also tried example.com/sitemap.xml. None of it works. And on the old search console, it shows pending.

Now google automatically index some of my page randomly. So I need to manually input all the pages on URL inspection and check if its indexed and request for index. It takes so much time. It will be very helpful if I can do it by a sitemap.

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Google changed things in 2014. Since then, the

example.com/sitemap.xml

style of sitemap description has worked. And now (I think due to HTTPS implementation ... am not 100% sure if this is the full reason) you need to use

www.example.com/sitemap.xml

  • Don't you usually have to submit sitemaps with the https:// on the front? – Stephen Ostermiller Nov 27 '18 at 23:12
  • None of it works. – Rahul R Nov 28 '18 at 15:26
  • How do you know it's not working? www.example.com/sitemap.xml is working for me on one of my custom domain sites. – MaryC.fromNZ Dec 2 '18 at 19:32
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If you use www.domain.example you would submit www.domain.example/sitemap.xml If you use domain.example you would then submit domain.example/sitemap.xml

HTTPS has nothing to do with the use of www. (www is 'basically' a subdomain that points to domain.example)

If your site is using SSL, then you would submit it as https://www.domain.example/sitemap.xml or https://domain.example/sitemap.xml (Or select HTTPS in the sitemap form if available.)

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