Why do you need a sitemap.xml?
Where is my sitemap.xml?
Then click “Submit Sitemap” button and that’s it.
Squirrly uses your sitemap.xml to add all your feed information: Posts, Pages, Categories, Products (if you have an e-commerce site) and even custom post types.
It will automatically exclude the password protected posts.
After you submit the sitemap.xml on Google, it usually takes 20-30 minutes to verify it, and to grab all your data from it. You will now see how many pages are indexed.
Note! Google will not index your pages in 30 min 🙂 but you can see the indexing stats.
If you want to index a specific page in Google, go to [Link] and add your page there. Click the index button and Google will crawl your page in the next 5-10 minutes. You don’t have to do this for all your future posts.
How to tell Google that you have a new post published
In Squirrly SEO plugin, you will see a Ping option. Switch it on, and Squirrly will inform Google and Bing about your new posts.
Squirrly will ping your new post only once, rather than each time you update your content, to prevent from causing ranking problems.
To check the traffic to your website, don’t forget to add the Google Analytics in your site.