Finding and submitting your sitemap

Modified on: Thu, 4 Jul, 2019 at 4:45 PM

If you're looking to expand the reach of your online store, consider submitting a sitemap to Google Search Consolve, it helps Google find and index valuable pages on your site. This mean your stores populates in Google search results, pretentially bringing in more customers. All Shopbase stores automatically generate a sitemap.xml file contains links to all your products, product images, pages, collections, and blog posts that a customer could navigate to staring from your homepage.

In this article:

A. Find your sitemap

B. Verifying your site with Google

C. Submit your sitemap to Google Search Console

A. Find your sitemap

The sitemap file is located at the root directory of your Shopbase store's primary domain name. For example:

This sitemap file is automatically generated and links to separate sitemaps for your products, collections, blogs, and webpages. It's automatically updated when you add a new webpage, product, collection, image, or blog post to your Shopbase online store.

B. Verifying your site with Google

Before you sumbit your sitemap to Goole Search Consolve, you must first verify your site. This makes sure that your are the correct owner of your Shopbase store before Google provides their servies to you. 


1. Open Google WebMaster and Click Search Console

2. In URL prefix option, enter your full URL including the SSL certificate, which is https . You can use a custom domain your purchased or your domain with this option. 

If you user your domain to verify, and replace it with a custom domain in the future, you will need to re-verify your site again using the steps in this walkthrough.

4. Click Continue.

5. Click the arrow to open the Google Analytics method.

6. Setting up your Goole Analytics as intruction here:

7. Back on Goole Search Console, click Verify underneath the Google Analytics method

If successfully, you see a pop-up starting the owner shop has been verified. 

C. Submit your sitemap to Google Search Console

You can submit your sitemap to Google Search Console to help Google find and index valuable pages on your site.


1. After your site is verified, go to Google Search Console.

2. Click Sitemaps.

3. In the Add a new sitemap section, enter sitemap.xml and then click SUBMIT.

The process of crawling and indexing your site can take time, and Google doesn't guarantee how long it'll take. Learn more about what to expect when your site is indexed from the Google Search Console Help.

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