Google Webmaster Tools provides an easy way for you to submit all your URLs to the Google index and get detailed reports about the visibility of your pages on Google. With sitemaps, you can automatically keep Google informed. By submitting a sitemap you get better crawl coverage and fresher search results, enabling shoppers to find more of your web pages.
The NitroSell platform includes an automatically generated sitemap available at yourdomain.com/sitemap.xml. It contains a complete list of all of your most significant URLs, including product, department, category, and static content pages. For example, you can see the Cork Art Supplies sitemap here: http://corkartsupplies.com/sitemap.xml
Search engines like Google always check /sitemap.xml for a map, but you can also expedite the process by submitting it manually on Webmaster Tools. You can sign up to Webmaster Tools here:
Once you have created your account, you’ll see a prominent Add a Site link in the top right:
The next step is to verify ownership of the site you’ve added. Google provides a number of options and we recommend the simplest of them, file upload. Here’s an example of what you’ll see:
The file can be uploaded via your NitroSell secure FTP account, into the root folder.
Webmaster Tools offers a wealth of functionality for viewing information on, and controlling, your indexed pages on Google:
Sitemaps can be submitted from the link on the dashboard on the right-hand side:
It’s as simple as clicking the Add/test Sitemap button, entering sitemap.xml and clicking Submit sitemap:
As a basic first step in search engine optimization, submitting your sitemap will ensure your site gets indexed or re-indexed more quickly and, potentially, with better coverage.
Note if a retailer is still in staging and their domain is not live then you cannot verifiy with Google using file transfer or Meta Description
You must choose the Update TXT record on DNS Option - Please Contact NitroSell Customer Support and supply the text given to you by Google it will look something like this: