osmap google joomla

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

  • If you don't have OSMap installed, download and install it.
  • In the Joomla admin area, go to Components -> OSMap Pro
  • Right click on the "XML" link and copy the URL. 
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.

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.