My site is setup in Blogger with a custom domain name.

Currently, url.blogspot.com is 301 redirected/forwarded to www.url.mydomainname.com. The naked domain mydomainname.com is returning a 404 status code.

Can I submit a sitemap in Google Webmaster Tools for the www.url.mydomainname.com?

Right now in my Google Webmaster Tools account, I only have url.blogspot.com with a sitemap.

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If your blogger site redirects to your own domain then only your domain will have a sitemap since the content is stored on your domain not the blogger. Google will eventually deindex the blogger URL's and your domain will become the new master, therefor again no need for a second sitemap.

Add www.url.mydomainname.com to webmaster tools and inform Google that your site has moved to your custom domain. You can tell Google that your site has moved by doing the following:


  • On the Webmaster Tools Home page, click the site you want.
  • Click the gear icon , and then click Change of Address.
  • After completing steps 1-3, click Select a verified site to select the new site.

Then simply generate a new site map and submit it under the custom domain account and not that of Blogger. Attempting to submit 2 sitemaps would be a waste of time as the blogger site will soon be deindexed and thew new master will become current.

  • This has been a long problem for me. The forwarded blogger data is not showing up in the www.url.mydomainname.com data in webmaster tools. I don't know what to do.
    – Walter
    Jun 20, 2014 at 19:07
  • And how long have you waited? Jun 20, 2014 at 23:29

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