How do I add subdomain's sitemap to Google Webmaster Tools?

I have not added them in yet as it takes ages for Google to get around to crawling it and I would like to add the sitemaps as soon as knowing that it is the correct way. BTW... I do not really want to have them separate for stats purposes and that I just wish to get them on Google's search engines.

Would it still work if I add them to my main domains sitemap? i.e. where I would like to place all sitemaps:

  • www.sm.example.com/sitemap1.php
  • www.sm.example.com/sitemap2.php

My other subdomains would be like this...

  • www.sub1.example.com
  • www.sub2.example.com
  • and so on...
  • Sitemaps don't get search engines to index and rank pages effectively. See The Sitemap Paradox. To get pages indexed and ranked well you have to link to the pages from other pages on your site. Aug 23, 2016 at 7:58
  • Hi,Yes I understand this which is why I am giving Google and the like a hint to all pages so it can verify that 'they are' linked elsewhere on the site. I think I will just try it and wait for a few months... Aug 23, 2016 at 9:28
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    Add sub domain as separate site in search console then add the site map.
    – Abu Nooh
    Aug 23, 2016 at 10:52
  • @AbuNooh Sounds like an answer. Short but still an answer! ;-) Cheers!!
    – closetnoc
    Aug 23, 2016 at 15:09
  • @closetnoc thanks for the observation, will add it as an answer.
    – Abu Nooh
    Aug 23, 2016 at 15:19

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If your subdomain has other peculiarities from your main domain (it sounds like yours does) then add it as a new property in search console. Then you'll be able to treat like a domain and add sitemaps as well see search queries etc.

Add new website property on search console.

Here's how to combine and track your domain and subdomains together.

  • I cannot do much, so here is a dime! Cheers!!
    – closetnoc
    Aug 23, 2016 at 15:22

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