If all you want to do with the sitemap is to submit, then I don’t think you need to bother yourself about generating any xml file.
Now depending on your domain / subdomain, if you’ve pointed your blog to a domain or if you still use ‘.blogspot.com‘ you can submit a xml sitemap using this method i’ll be showing in this post. This method can be used on both Google and Bing Webmasters tools.
Before anything, you need to put some things in place. Make sure your your ‘Site Feed’ FULLY Allows blog feeds. On your dashboard, go to settings > Other > Site Feed. Choose FULL (as you have it in the image below)
If you have submitted your sitemap to google / bing webmaster tools using the /atom.xml method, your number of posts might be limited to 26. Even if your published posts are more than 26.
Many bloggers face this problem and I WAS one of them. In this post is another method (better) to submit your sitemap without limits / restriction.
Depending on the number of posts you have, you can specify the maximum number of posts to be submitted. That’s a very good advantage.
- Log on to Google / Bing Webmaster Tools,
- Click on Crawl on the left
- Select Sitemaps
- Towards the top right side of the page, click ADD/TEST SITEMAP,
- Now in the space provided, input sitemap.xml
NOTE that it will fall after yourdomain.com/. So don’t include ???.com/. Your domain is already shown before the text box.