LKBEN11456: How to resubmit a sitemap to google.


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LKB | Created: 23/10/2020 | Version: 2 | Language: EN | Rating: 0 | Outdated: False | Marked for deletion: False

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

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Symptom

You changed your sitemap of the website and need to tell google about the changes.

Cause

This is helpfull when you want your changes to appear faster on the internet.

Solution

In google search console you can add your sitemaps so google can index your website. When you have made changes to your sitemap and want google to reindex your URL's, you will not find a "resubmit" button.

You can delete and create a new sitemap with the same name but that is not the preferred way. Google has made it possible to resubmit sitemap changes with the following command:

https://www.google.com/ping?sitemap=URL_FOR_YOUR_SITEMAP

When everything worked fine, you will receive a message in the browser that everything worked fine. IN case of error you get a "Bad Request" Error 400.

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.

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