How can I generate a Site Map and submit it to Google?

This article will explain how you create and submit a Google Site Map for the website associated with your hosting package.

What is a Site Map?

A Site Map is essentially a list of pages that are available within your website. Having one in place is especially useful for newer or larger websites, as they allow search engines like Google to crawl your website and index its content more efficiently. They also allow search engines to identify the most important pages/files on your website and provide valuable information on the results page, such as when your page was last updated or if it’s available in a different language.

Please note: this tool is only available on Web Hosting plans purchased before July 2020 / Premium Hosting plans purchased before August 2020.

Step 1 of 7

Start by logging in to your legacy Control Panel. For details on how to do this, please read the following article: How do I access and manage my products?

Step 2 of 7

From there, select Web Hosting or Premium Hosting within the ‘Manage active products’ section, depending on which product you wish to use.

Next, select Manage opposite the ‘(bought before XX/XX/XX)’ option.

Manage Shared Web Hosting


Step 3 of 7

This will show you an overview of your current hosting packages. Click Manage for the account you wish to use.

Manage Legacy hosting


Step 4 of 7

On the next page, select Manage for the domain you wish to update.

Manage hosting domain


Step 5 of 7

Scroll down to the Web Stats and Logs section and click the Google Site Map button.

Step 6 of 7

First select a prefix for your website from the dropdown menu. The prefix denotes which sub domain your Site Mapwill be created for, to generate a map for your entire site, select No Prefix. Generate your Site Map by clicking on the Generate button.

Step 7 of 7

Send your Site Map to Google immediately by clicking on the Upload sitemap to Google automatically tick box.

Your Site Map will now be created for your website and uploaded to Google.