How to Submit OSMap to Search Engines - The Easy Way

Submitting your OSMap sitemap to search engines is easy. All that's needed is to copy the URL and add one line to your robots.txt file.

This tutorial will show you how to do that, step by step. Let's get started.

Copy the XML link

copy the xml sitemap link in OSMap
  • Go to Components -> OSMap Pro
  • Right click the XML next to sitemap
  • Copy Link

Edit your robots.txt file

  • Access your host's file manager or use an FTP client to navigate to your Joomla root
  • Edit the robots.txt file
  • Insert the following code anywhere on a new line:
sitemap: [absoluteURL]

Delete [absoluteURL] and paste your URL instead.

Save the file and you're done! Now Google, Bing, Yahoo, and other search engines will be able to find your sitemap. Congrats!

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.