Finding Your Blogger Blog’s Sitemap

Adding a sitemap to Google’s Webmaster tools is one of the first tips you will be told to do when you first manage a web site or blog. It is an easy process to do, and you can get many benefits from it, such as monitoring how Google is indexing your pages, the external and internal links it finds, and any problems Google may find with indexing your site.

For Blogger users, the sitemap to your blog may not be easy to find. Blogger does have a built-in tool that can help you add your sitemap, but if other services can use a sitemap, you may want to know where the sitemap is located. The good news, is that it is easy to find.

Blogger Tells You Your Sitemap Name

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When I was using Blogger I had to look up in the Blogger help and forums on where I could find a sitemap. I eventually found out that the atom feed produced by Blogger can be used as a sitemap. The trouble was trying to remember the feed URL each time I needed to use the sitemap.

For many web sites, the robots.txt file may contain the location of a sitemap for their site. Usually, a webmaster would need to create the entry into the robots.txt file for it to be included. For Blogger users, this is done automatically for you.

To find the location of your sitemap, use the following steps:

  1. Open up your web browser, and type in your Blogger blog’s URL.
  2. At the end of the URL add robots.txt.

    For example, if the URL of your blog is, then enter

  3. Some text should now be displayed in your browser. Look for a line that starts with Sitemap:. The URL after that label is the location of your sitemap.

    Using the example above, the line would look like:


  4. Back in Google’s Webmaster Tools, the domain name part of the URL would already be included, so you would just need to specify the feeds/posts/default?orderby=updated portion of the sitemap URL. If other sites are able to accept a sitemap, then you may need to include the entire URL

If in the future you are having problems with your sitemap, you can always pull up the robots.txt file to make sure your sitemap file hasn’t changed.

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173 Responses to “Finding Your Blogger Blog’s Sitemap”

  1. akash says:

    thanks brother

  2. Geo says:

    After reading the article and comments I added several types of sitemaps to my Google Search Console. They all work but show different number of urls discovered. Should I leave them all or just those that show the highest number of discovered urls?

    Sitemap Type Submitted Last read Status Discovered URLs
    /feeds/posts/full Atom Jan 18, 2021 Jan 18, 2021 Success 9
    /feeds/posts/default?orderby=updated Atom Jan 18, 2021 Jan 18, 2021 Success 9
    /atom.xml?max-results=500&start-index=1501 Atom Jan 18, 2021 Jan 18, 2021 Success 1
    /atom.xml?max-results=500&start-index=1001 Atom Jan 18, 2021 Jan 18, 2021 Success 1
    /atom.xml?max-results=500&start-index=501 Atom Jan 18, 2021 Jan 18, 2021 Success 1
    /atom.xml?max-results=500&start-index=1 Atom Jan 18, 2021 Jan 18, 2021 Success 9
    /sitemap-pages.xml Sitemap Jan 18, 2021 Jan 18, 2021 Success 7
    /sitemap.xml Sitemap Jan 18, 2021 Jan 18, 2021 Success 8
    /feeds/posts/default?=rss Atom Jan 18, 2021 Jan 18, 2021 Success 9
    /atom.xml?redirect=false Atom Jan 18, 2021 Jan 18, 2021 Success 9

    Thanks 🙂

  3. Ahmad Haj Mohammad says:

    Many thanks – it worked with me too

  4. Mohit Yadav says:

    Thank you !
    It Really Help me

  5. MUKESH KUMAR says:

    Can i use this as a sitemap

  6. Naman Modi says:

    Great Post! Thanks for this informative post and the good thing is that you can build sitemap online. A sitemap reveals the initial definition of what you are going to offer on your website. This gives you an opportunity to make a good impression especially to new visitors who don’t have an idea how to navigate on your website. Simple structures work well but avoid the danger of making it too basic to be misunderstood. You can reference it in sitemaps, content strategies and functional specifications and it’s also a great way to show to the client what you are planning to build them.

  7. Edmond Rauh says:

    I want to have a secret blogspot page, but some people I know have been able to find my URL via a Google search…is there a way I can prevent this? I don’t want anyone to be able to realistically find the URL unless I give it to them. . . (Please don’t suggest that I switch to another blog site.) . . Thanks!.

  8. yassine says:

    thank you

  9. thanks a lot but my sitemap appeared with a .xml instead of feed/post…like you said, dont know if I can submit that

  10. Eduardo says:

    Very useful, thanks!

  11. after many tries to submit a sitemap to bing, i found this useful info, thanks a lot.

  12. Morgan says:

    very straight to the point and precise info. Thanks alot!

  13. dlv says:

    Searching how to add sitemap to bing submission, help me much.

    Thank you

  14. munim says:

    this is the easiest way to submit sitemap to google webmaster tool !!!

    other tutorials are available over internet, but none of them comes close of it in terms of simplicity. thanx a lot for that.

    thanks a lot.


  15. Gaurav says:

    Search engine SE take some instructions for robots.txt that which URL will be indexed or which not. Blogger may write something which he/she wants to no index by search engine

  16. Hey thank for sharing. I have no experience with blogger, really helps me out.

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  18. ElizOF says:

    Hi Paul,
    Thank you for this information. It did a better job than my feed. By the way, I’ll send you an email per a computer related matter.
    Elizabeth Frank

  19. DeWayne says:

    Thanks for posting this. It is just the very info I was looking for (I hope). I’ve been going round and round trying to get a sitemap for blogger, tried the “generators” which came up with some really weird page of code and then another that gave me the html sitemap. None of which any of the search engines would accept. I’m now trying your advice here and have submit it to Bing so far to see if that did the trick.

    • DeWayne says:

      Ok. Just submitted to Bing and Google. Yahoo says Bing has taken over so can’t submit to them, but at least I got the sitemaps submitted finally! Thanks again!

  20. Freddy says:

    This indeed works really great. Good Article.

  21. Jose says:


    I would lie to know whether both Bing and Yahoo uses same Search engine submission tool?


  22. Nonoy says:


    How about the HTML sitemap, is it really useful? I have read some posts that it is a must for a site SEO-wise…your thoughts?

    • Paul Salmon says:

      The HTML sitemap is used mainly for visitors to your site. The XML sitemap is used by search engines to provide the layout of your site so the pages can, hopefully, be crawled.

  23. hhrma says:

    hopefully work on my blog. thanks for sharing

  24. Faizan says:

    Dear Sir,
    When i enter sitemap code in webmaster tools (add/test/sitemap) and click submit. after submit the code i click on refresh page option. i see error on sitemap. please sir tell me how i can eaisly submit. i try your trick many time but again and again shows error.

  25. Alvin says:

    Thanks for your help, I finally submitted my sitemap!

  26. juan says:

    You saved my day when I was trying to find the way to upload my sitemap ( Million thanks!

  27. mi says:

    Its easy to create a sitemap with this. However out of the 456 pages on my blog, only 55 were submitted. This is based on the Google webmaster sitemap results. Any particular reason why or what should I do to get them all indexed?

  28. Matt says:

    Thanks for the easy to follow instruction. I thought when I use blogger google will automatically get the sitemap from my site but I was wrong since I have to place the sitemap manually.

  29. Ramakrishna says:

    Thanks for helping me find my site map,

  30. Brent Murray says:

    Thanks for helping me find my site map, I was considering WordPress but I’m really happy with the blogger platform so far.

  31. Mindset says:

    I only discovered my feed URL when I was checking my site on WebsiteGrader,otherwise I had no idea about the importance of a sitemap.Also,it looks like atom.xml gets indexed faster than the default rss

  32. Alex J says:

    Gun post! Thanks for the info!!

  33. Jeetu says:

    thanks you very much sir:)

  34. boykalbo says:

    did know this, thanks I know if I forgot the address again… of sitemap blogger

  35. Robert Traynor says:

    Thank you. You’re a life saver!

  36. Dominic says:

    I actually went onto Googles Webmaster tools and they sent me to a 3rd party to get the sitemap. This is so much easier and not even stated in Webmaster tools. Thanks!

  37. Shane White says:

    Brilliant! Thank you so much for figuring this out for us.

  38. Reaz Mahmud says:

    Sitemap is really very important for SEO. This post is very helpful to me. Thanks.

  39. John Methew says:

    thnx for sharing.. really valuable article

  40. Brian Nyagol says:

    I typed the link to my site plus the robot.txt extension but it resulted in an unfound search result. Is there any other way I can get the sitemap?

  41. you really helped me thanks.

  42. Dave W. says:

    Thank you for this! Im new to this whole blogging and submitting sitemaps. This made it very easy!

    • Brian Nyagol says:

      Hey Dave, I am a writer in blogging for beginners using easy and direct language to direct every person on how to go about the blogging platform. You can come from scratch and end up Where Paul is, Just at Brainverse Learning!

  43. helix2301 says:

    Thanks for the tip great information on submitting sitemaps but remember with blogger you have to use the atom feed or you only index the most recent 25 posts.

  44. scott says:

    You my friend are my lifesaver!!! Thank you so much my website was running on blogger so i was unsure if it was registering my page-map etc. It did in fact add it successfully, Thanks again!!

  45. Tony Payne says:

    That was easy, thanks.
    Just looking this up for a friend and your article was at the top of the list on Google.
    My blogs are mostly in WordPress, so I use a plugin to create the sitemaps.

    • Paul Salmon says:

      I use a plugin with my WordPress blog to generate a sitemap as well. When I was using Blogger, I didn’t realize that I could use my RSS feed until I looked it up.

  46. Som says:

    Very nice information …. A sitemap is really an important thing to get properly indexed in search engines like Google and others. However , RSS feeds can be added as sitemap but the main problem or it is that old blog posts are not properly indexed .Previously , I used to create my sitemap manually .But believe me , it was a laborious job and i felt really tired to do so .Later , I tried a XML sitemap generator script which worked magically and did everything for me …However , thnx for posting such useful article .

    • Paul Salmon says:

      The older posts not being included in the sitemap is an issue when using a feed for your sitemap. You can however specify the number of posts to include, but if your site is well organized search engines should have no issue indexing old posts. All a sitemap does is help search engines find your content, it doesn’t guarantee that a page will be indexed.

  47. Amy says:

    thnx for post really helpful for me

  48. Yesta says:

    Thank you for this. My sitemap was submitted successfully.
    One question, though: It says 26 URLs were submitted–I have more posts than that. Will have to resubmit the sitemap later or will I have to do more than one?

  49. Dada says:

    Thanks for sharing this, I’m currently trying to find my sitemap URL for my blogger blog because I wanted to submit my sitemap in my webmaster tools. I can’t believe it’s as simple as typing robots.txt after my blog url. Thank you so much. =)

  50. stugod says:

    You rock. Thanks for all the help over the years

  51. drey says:

    This has to help me regarding sitemaps as I am using blogger. How can I ever thank you for this wonderful post. 🙂 Thanks man!.

    Happy Holidays!

  52. fareed84 says:

    This is very helpful. Thank you so much

  53. Dan says:

    Hi Paul,

    I’ve got my main posting page along with about 5 other pages on my blog. Is there a way to submit a sitemap for each individual page?

    • Paul Salmon says:

      A sitemap lists the overall structure of your entire site, so there isn’t a way to create one for individual pages. Is there a reason you want to submit one for each page?

      • Dan says:

        Thanks for the quick response Paul.

        The reason I ask is that is appears that Google Webmaster tools allows you to submit more than one sitemap for the same site. Is this correct or am I missing something. Thanks!

        • Paul Salmon says:

          You can submit more than one sitemap, but I find one sitemap with all my pages works well. I’m sure there is a reason you can submit more than one, but for my blog I don’t really need more than one.

  54. Rob Poulos says:

    Pretty good post. I just came across your site and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed
    reading your blog posts. Any way I’ll be coming back and I hope you post again soon.

  55. Dexter says:

    If i hadn’t read this, I could would be able to do my sitemap correctly.
    Thanks a lot man!

  56. hugh williams says:

    great thanks for the info i was looking for the sitemap to submit it to search.

  57. JK says:

    Thank you, exactly the information I was looking for. Worked perfectly.

  58. Mary Brown says:

    thank you. but only 26 posts are submited

  59. süleyman says:

    thank u for a beginner thats a great seo advice

  60. Viplav Anand says:

    I have switched to custom domain. Where should i place my sitemap xml file now ?

  61. David says:

    You solved my problem, thanks!

  62. Bill says:

    So I’ve been reading that having a sitemap makes it easier for Google to index my site. If I’m understanding what you’ve said here correctly my Blogger blog with a custom domain already has a sitemap. What more do I need to do or should I do to make use of what this sitemap does/can do for my blog/site?

    • Paul Salmon says:

      Blogger automatically has a sitemap, which you can view with these steps. If you add your blog to Google’s Webmaster tools it will automatically pickup the sitemap, or you can also add it manually, if you choose.

  63. priyanka says:

    feeds/posts/default?orderby=updated please add it to ur site map… it automatically index ur page….. tnx ….

  64. Muhammad Adnan says:

    Thank you man, you made my day.

  65. stugod says:

    your the man thanks for the info. The site map issue has been driving me crackers. All the best.

  66. Web Designer says:

    Leaving the “?orderby=updated” part of the Sitemap URL has caused problems for me.

  67. hdtwu says:

    I can’t believe its that easy! now submitting it to google..

  68. lolbank says:

    This was so great, you solved my issue, thanks!

  69. Dan B says:

    Thanks for the info. I’ve been looking for these instructions for a while. My blog has started to grow some legs recently and I’m hoping adding a sitemap will help even more. I’m bookmarking this page just in case I need it again and I’m also Digging you up! Thanks!

  70. Dro says:

    Thanks for the information. I just found the my site map / feeds.
    I just tried it to integrate at Feedburner. great!

  71. Krinal says:

    Thanks a ton man, your article helped me to find a sitemap for my new blog. Submitted it to webmaster, works fine 🙂

    Cheers !

  72. Chris says:

    My life has changed, since I found my Blogs Sitemap! It made Google more happy, and making Google happy, makes me happy. Happiness is finding your Blogs sitemap:)

  73. Rasim says:

    thank you so much!

  74. Thanh Nguyen says:

    Thanks, useful post, …

  75. B Raymond says:

    Thank you so much! I couldn’t figure this out for the longest time and I was getting impatient.

  76. lise says:

    i couldnt add

  77. Cammy says:

    Haha I can’t believe I had forgotten this! Thanks for the info.

  78. markus says:

    are there any conflict between atom.xml and feeds/posts/default?orderby=updated?

    • Paul Salmon says:

      There shouldn’t be. The Atom.xml is another feed that is created by your blog. Most are familiar with the RSS feed as opposed to the Atom feed.

      • Wendy says:

        Wow Thanks. Really helpful. I’m having a hard time finding mine. Thankfully I reached your blog.

      • bibing says:

        i am really having a hard time using blogger.. it’s not blogger friendly 🙁

      • vexengen says:

        Thanks for the post. I just have my blogsite on blogger just a few days ago.

      • mozitako says:

        great post! really helpful especially with the robot.txt thingy!! thank you!! hope to read more blogs, like this, from you!!! more power to you!!

      • Megan says:

        This really a great news! Your a big help..

      • Shaine says:

        WoW! nice blog!..I like you post Paul.Thanks for sharing this..:)

      • Harieth says:

        great! this is what i have been trying to figure out, i knew i forgot something but i’g glad to see this post. thanks!

      • Maruf Hosain says:

        Pretty good post. I just came across your site and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed
        reading your blog posts. Any way I’ll be coming back and I hope you post again soon.

      • Lavinia says:

        Thanks for posting this ! I solved my problem thanks to this..

      • Shafique Ahmed says:

        I enjoy your site – I would like to talk with you about buying ad space here granted you do that. Hit me up at the email I provided and we can talk about, thanks mate.

        • Paul Salmon says:

          Hi Shafique,

          Why don’t you send me an e-mail with what you are looking for with regards to advertising? I am open to hearing what you would like and perhaps we can work something out.

      • Nipa Akhter says:

        What a brilliant post. You should do a series! :)I did a sort of blogging for dummies over
        on one of the craft forums and I thought it was too simple for them, but the amount of
        emails I got asking questions just like what you addressed was unbelievable. As young
        people today we have grown up with computers, but it’s easy to forget that even people
        just a few years older have not! Really good post! 🙂

        • Paul Salmon says:

          Some of the most popular posts on Technically Easy are tutorials. The help that I offer in the tutorials may seem simple to me, but not everyone is a computer person, so I’m glad I could help someone solve a problem.

      • Zafar Ahmed says:

        I enjoy your site – I would like to talk with you about buying ad space here granted you do that. Hit me up at the email I provided and we can talk about, thanks mate.

      • Aruna Bishwas says:

        I was not sure about which website to confirm and then I saw your blog and it really
        proved to be helpful to me. The content is great and easy to apply. Please post some more
        topics related to it.

  79. duano says:

    Thank you so much ! this post really help me

  80. duano says:

    Thank you so much!

  81. Vivi says:

    Thank you so much! You are great! I was looking for days how to find my sitemap and you made it so easy! thanks again

  82. RC says:

    Can you tell me why blogger blog’s sitemap does not look like any other site map? it’s just the blog’s feed.

  83. Blogged It says:

    thanks i have forgotten this method. The way i did it before was to go to google webmaster tools. really silly that i forgotten that you can know it that way.

  84. Tamanna says:

    Thanks for such a fruit full information. It helped me a lot

  85. Wedding Cake Chic says:

    Thanks so much for the easy to follow instructions! I really appreciate it. Now hopefully goggle will index my blog.

    Anya @Cakes Confidential

  86. Silver says:

    wow thanks so much, i was having the biggest trouble working this out.. legends..

  87. SAP XI says:

    Thanks for the post. I was able to update it in the webmaster tool.

  88. Majid Abed says:

    It really works.

  89. Chris says:

    You are awesome Dude! I just found my site map, and off to webmaster tools, just wanted to say thanks first 🙂

  90. Anthony says:

    This is a very nice post, Thanks alot. As simple as it looks, it takes me months to finally discovered it here in your post. Bravo.

  91. dav313 says:

    thanks it took me forever to figure it out, this made me realize how simple it was lol.

  92. Bruv, you awesome, it tooks me YEARS(exaggeration) to find out how to do that, dude you saved my LIFE, safe

  93. Vinson Anand says:

    Thank you very much, that was really helpful.

  94. umesh says:

    Nice information..thank you very much.

  95. Thank you very much for the info. For the past two days i was trying to figure out how to find the sitemap for my blog and how to submit it. I never thought it is so easy.
    Thanks again.

  96. Kapil says:

    thanks a lot..!!!

  97. eric says:

    thanks a lot.

    I couldn’t figure this out without yout help. thanks a million

  98. Stuart says:

    Crikey – I’ve avoided blogger blogs for quite a while as I couldn’t work out the sitemaps so as I just set one up yesterday I wondered if I could actually add it to the webmaster tools and what do you know it works fine.

    thanks for your help.

  99. GT Warme says:

    Well, i was able to list my main blog area via rss feed, but still haven’t figured out how to get a sitemap on my ‘static’ “pages” (eg., those in my ‘more great reading’ section on my sidebar) AKA “pages” in blogspot…Any info re these kinds of content?

  100. shariff says:

    another way is, in case if your robot.txt is blank;

    1 – log into, click ‘Design’ tab for the blog.
    2 – click ‘Add Gadget’ on the side bar or footer, and find ‘subscription link’ in widget list. Add the ‘subscription link’.
    3 – go to ‘google webmaster panel’, assuming you’ve completed verification, on left side bar goto ‘Site configuration’ and select ‘Sitemaps’. Click ‘Submit a sitemap’ and enter following choices or sitemap (at least three I know of);

    a) http://[Blogger Blog URL]/atom.xml
    b) http://[Blogger Blog URL]/feeds/posts/default?orderby=updated
    c) http://[Blogger Blog URL]/feeds/posts/full

    have fun!

    • This was much easier than I thought. Interestingly, Webmasters Tools is all too ready to accept “/feeds/posts/default?orderby=updated” in their sitemap area – they even have your site name already typed in.

      And if you have multiple blogspot blogs, you can simply shift from one to the next on that same “add sitemap” page by simply using the pull-down menu in the upper left.

      Nothing like efficiency.

  101. Siddharth says:

    It works for me thanks a lot……………

  102. Kim says:

    Same question as the one mentiond in January:

    This sitemap doesn’t generate a full list of your posts, but only the latest updated posts. Will this affect the index result?

  103. Christopher Prins says:

    Thank you very much for sharing mate. Very much appreciated.

  104. Jane says:

    Geeze. Your post is so essential. You made it so easy and Blogger didn’t help at all with this. I’ve been going nuts trying to find an .xml file or to figure out where the sitemap is located.

    Much more important than just including the feed because this includes any updates or changes, whereas the feed does not.

    Thank you.

  105. Naz says:


  106. Nina says:

    Thank you sharing. This has been helpful.

  107. iWorth says:

    This sitemap doesn’t generate a full list of your posts, but only the latest updated posts. Will this affect the index result?

  108. Tiberius says:

    Thank you Paul. Pretty helpful information! Way better than in Google Webmaster centrum. Thank again

  109. I’ve read elsewhere that if you have a feedburner redirect that you should use “feeds/posts/default?redirect=false”. Any chance you can explain why or if the one you listed in the post is better?


    • Paul says:

      I wouldn’t say it isn’t better, but Google Webmaster tools will look at the robots.txt file for a sitemap if one isn’t specified. The example you provide probably tells the feed reader, in this case the Webmaster tools, not to be redirected to the Feedburner feed from the standard Blogger feed.

  110. marvin says:

    thanks. It took me 3 days too find this clear explanation . How to add blogger sitemap..

  111. greg says:

    thanks so much!!!

  112. Fredaa.jackson says:

    Great job …

  113. BC says:

    Thanks a lot , now my blog have a sitemap already.

  114. himal rangna says:

    grate job.keep up 🙂

  115. Yoga says:

    Good useful information. Thanks

  116. claire says:

    Thanks for the info. That robots.txt tip is really helpful! 🙂

  117. Gloria says:

    Thanks for the great tip, KUDOS!

  118. Victoria says:

    You are a lifesaver! I have been pulling my hair out trying to find my sitemap! Thank you so much!

  119. Jason says:

    Just learned about indexing my blog today and this is a great follow-up tip! Referenced this post in my most recent how-to entry.

  120. Alpesh says:

    Too Great. Many thanks. 100% aggrement with others. It helped me a lot.

  121. What a great post, I too was looking through my google webmaster tools wondering if I could add a blogger sitemap to it, did a quick search and found this post! Thank you.

  122. Healthy Moms says:

    Thank you so much for this information! I was having a tough time tying to add a sitemap to my google webmaster tools.

  123. Ha, this was driving me nuts lol.
    Google kept telling me it was verified but I could not find out how to publish the silly sitemap.
    Your information saved me a lot of hassle.

    Thank you

  124. Sam says:

    Brother – this is awesome. Like Vinney28 said, you’re a lifesaver. Sweet! And thanks, this info is spot on!

  125. TIPS-BOX says:

    thanx i did that to my blog and now it is better you can check it here

  126. Kumar says:

    Hi Paul. Thanks for this useful information.

    Every webmaster must know this techniques.

    and No need to go for this robots.txt page. but usually Google Sitemap will accept all xml pages. If your blog feed working properly means, No worries. But you have to submit your blog feed as sitemap URL.

    I suggest atom.xml is good. But don’t use rss.xml. It will create errors in sitemap.

    For more information visit:

  127. tom says:

    Thanks. and good timing too as I just came up with the need today. other hits to my search were nowhere near as good as this.

  128. Vinny28 says:

    My friend you are a lifesaver, i have been looking for a way to add a site map to my blog for some time now. And most importantly you give us the right kind of info so we can make adjustments in the future, just in case the site map’s url changes like you said. Thanks for sharing this great article, cheers!!!


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