After creating & customizing your site & publishing articles on it, it becomes quite important to submit your website to search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing etc as they are major source of traffic for a site. You can’t drive much of visitors to your website without the help of Search Engines. So here I am going to tell you that how to about uploading your website to search engines.

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It is assumed that you have gone through the earlier tutorials and/or know well about how to create your website with wordpress & also know well about customizing your wordpress site. If you landed here directly & new to it, please read the following tutorials first:



  • Firstly login to your wordpress dashboard.
  • Click Plugins > Add New > Search for Yoast SEO.
  • Now install the Yoast SEO plugin & activate it.
  • Locate Yoast SEO (or simple SEO) in the Dashboard.
  • There will be a lot of options. Locate Sitemap(s) & click on it.
  • It will open a page like or something like it.
  • Keep this tab open.


  • In a new tab search “Google Webmaster”. Open the 1st
  • Signup will your Gmail account.
  • Submit your website address. It will ask you to verify your site.
  • Download the .html file that they provide you.
  • Now open your ftp client (e.g. Filezilla). If you do not have one, then download Filezilla from its official site. Alternatively you can install FireFTP in Mozilla Firefox.
  • In your ftp client, Put your ftp information. E.g. If you are using, you may have an email from them that contains your website information.
  • In the Host name put
  • In the Username & Password fields put your username & password. Do not put anything in Port & click Connect.
  • Your Website files will open. Find htdocs (in or public_html in any other hosting provider.
  • In the left panel search for the .html file that you just downloaded. Drag it to your htdocs or public_html folder.
  • After successful uploading, open the Google Webmaster panel in your browser & click verify. Wait till your site is verified.
  • You will be redirected to Console Home page.
  • In the right sidebar, click your website name.
  • Now in the left sidebar, click crawl & then sitemap.
  • In the sitemap page, click Add/Test a Sitemap.
  • Put the sitemap address (site-map.xml) after your site name by copying it from your wordpress tab. (from the address bar just copy the address after / & not the whole site address. It will be sitemap_index.xml
  • Click test sitemap. Refresh the page. If no errors are found then submit it
  • Thats all!
  • Additionally you may click the sitemap address that you got from Yoast SEO. You will find about 6 sitemaps (of posts, pages, categories, tags, media etc.)
  • Submit all of them & you are done
  • The same procedure goes will all other search engines.
  • Open Bing Webmaster & signup. Upload the verification file in the same folder in the same way & click “verify” & submit all the sitemaps to it.
  • After that just wait & watch.




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