How to Submit Blogger Static Pages Sitemap to Google Search Console

In my previous article, I published on “submit blogger sitemap to Google”.

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In this article, you’ll learn a complete steps-by-tutorial on how to submit blogger static pages such as Contact us, about us, Disclaimer, Privacy, and any other to Google search console.

Remember:  The sitemap does not include any links to your static pages (Contact Us, About Us, Policy, etc) and you may want to submit sitemap for blogger static pages for Google bot to craw and index.

How to access Sitemap for Static Pages:
From what we did previously, we created atom.xml sitemap for our blog posts.  But here, Google has already created the sitemap which we can access by adding sitemap-pages.xml at the end of our blog address.

Example:  This line of codes below is for default BlogSpot domains.

For Default BlogSpot Domains:
[thrive_custom_box style=”dark” type=”color” color=”#f2f2f2″ border=”#e8e8e8″][/thrive_custom_box]
While the code above is for default BlogSpot domains, the lines of code below are for Custom domain.

For Custom Domains:
[thrive_custom_box style=”dark” type=”color” color=”#f2f2f2″ border=”#e8e8e8″][/thrive_custom_box]

 Before you proceed further, replace YourBlog with your domain name.

Submitting Blogger Static Pages Sitemap in Google Search Console

After you must have succeeded in creating sitemap for static pages, what we need to do now is to submit it to Google Search Console so that search bots can index them.

The steps below shows how to achieve that
Step 1:          Go To Google Search Console 

Step 2:          Choose your desired blog from the list provided

Step 3:          Choose Crawl à Sitemaps from the left sidebar menu
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Step 4:          Click ADD/TEST SITEMAP button towards yours top-right side.
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Step  5:         Insert sitemap-pages.xml inside the text field. And click on “Submit”.

Job well done, you have learnt how to do this, but what if you want to protect any
 page from getting indexed. To do this, follow this procedure below.

Step 1:          At the time of writing the page in Blogger editor, go to “Page Settings” (at the right side of the page).

Step 2:          If Custom Robots Tags option is not there in your page settings, then you need to first enable Custom Robots Header Tags from your blog settings, else proceed to the next step.

Step 3:          Under the Custom Robots tag unselect the “default” option 

Step 4:          Select “noindex” option and click "Done".

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After doing this successfully, those pages will be included in your sitemap but Google will not index them and anytime you want those pages to get indexed, go back and unselect the “noindex” option from page settings.