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Google Sitemap Integration

The Google Sitemap options control the formatting of a sitemap document that can be created for your store catalog, and used by Google and other search engines to help them locate more the of pages of your online store.
Sitemap Preferences

There are several options available to control the content that is included in the sitemap.

Include products in sitemap
The storefront's product pages will be excluded from the sitemap file.

Include categories in sitemap
The storefront's category pages will be excluded from the sitemap file.

Include vendors in sitemap
The storefront's vendor pages will be excluded from the sitemap file.
Sitemap Location

This section provides information on where the sitemap file is located on the server, and the most recent date it was updated.

Your store's sitemap is automatically updated once a day. However, you may force your store to update its sitemap on demand by clicking the button titled Update My Store's Sitemap.
Submitting Your Sitemap to Google

To submit your sitemap to Google, you will first need a Google Webmaster Tools account, which can be created on Google's website.

After a Google Webmaster Tools account has been created, follow these steps:
  1. Log in to your Google Webmaster Tools account.
  2. On the Webmaster Tools home page, click the site you want.
  3. Under Site configuration, click "Sitemaps".
  4. Click the "Add/Test Sitemap" button.
  5. In the text box, enter the sitemap's URL:
  6. Click the "Submit Sitemap" button.
Once Google accepts your store's sitemap, it will scan it on a regular basis.

— Last Edited - 05/11/2016 8:33am PDT
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