Apart from registering the webpage on Google, the next beneficial step is to add a sitemap as well, along with it on Google search console.
A sitemap is a list of all the pages contained by a website, an equivalent to the content list at the beginning of any book. This is an XML file which contains URLs or addresses of all the pages inside your blog.
This is required for a very specific purpose of making sure that the website is easily crawled and indexed by Google and smoothly added to the search console. This sitemap would be use db Google to very quickly scan through the whole content and material put on the webpage.
How to add it on Google Search Engine
For any normal website, the sitemap file can be created online using various internet platforms available for this. Then the same process is used to upload this sitemap on Google webmaster search console, as used for registering the webpage.
To add another layer to this supporting feature, one can place the sitemap file link at the footer of the website.
If you have used an offline tool to generate your sitemap, upload it to the root of your site like this: /sitemap.xml
Inside your Google Webmaster Tool dashboard, on the right-hand side you will see an option called “Sitemaps”. Click on “More” to see all submitted sitemaps, or you can submit a new sitemap from there.
Click on “Add/Test Sitemap” to submit your sitemap file. On the same page, you can see which sitemaps are discovered by Google or which sitemap files have been previously submitted by you.
If the sitemap to be submitted id for a new blog, it might take some time for the index status to be visible. With index status on the same page, you can see how many URLs are submitted via sitemap and how many links Google has indexed. If you have submitted separate sitemaps for images and videos, you will see the status for those links, too.