How to Submit Joomla Sitemaps to Google Search Console

How to Submit Joomla Sitemaps to Google Search Console

OSMap is the most popular way to create a sitemap for Joomla sites.

Google Search Console is the most popular way to make sure your site is listed in Google's search results.

Use OSMap and Google Search Console together, and you'll give your site an SEO advantage. 


Step #1. Get a Search Console Account

A free Google Search Console (previously called Webmaster Tools) account is needed for this approach. So if you haven't already, sign up for an account here.

If you want to submit without an account, try this approach instead. For everyone else, follow the tutorial below.


Step #2. Get the XML link from OSMap

Get the XML link from OSMap

Step #3. Submit the URL to Google Search Console

Add a Joomla sitemap to Google Search Console

And that's all there is to it. Congrats!

You can check the "Sitemap" page inside Google Search Console and you'll see the information Google extracts from your sitemap.

Video introduction to OSMap


About the author

Nick is the Director of Support at Joomlashack and you can find him in almost every area of the site, from answering support requests and account questions to creating tutorials and software.