Question: I’ve created a sitemap, now what?

Answer: Once your sitemap file is created you’ll need to upload that file to your server. How you do this varies from website to website, but here are a few general scenarios:

FTP
If your web host provides you with FTP access, you can use Sitemap Creator’s integrated FTP client to upload your sitemap file. You can configure your FTP settings in Advanced Project Settings (click the ‘Wrench’ button). Once that’s configured, you can use the “Upload Sitemap” option that is available when you click the “Sitemap” button in Sitemap Creator.

Manual Transfer
If your web host does not provide FTP access, but does have a web portal (or some other interface) that allows you to transfer files to your website you can use that interface to place your sitemap on your server. Your sitemap is a file (usually named sitemap.xml). Use Sitemap Creator to generate this file, then transfer it to your website as though it were an image.

Testing Your Sitemap
Once you’ve uploaded your sitemap, verify that it’s on your server by entering your website URL, followed by “sitemap.xml” in your web browser, like this:

http://www.example.com/sitemap.xml

If you see a “File Not Found” error message, your sitemap hasn’t been uploaded properly. If you see some text that has your URLs listed in it, then everything is working normally. You can now submit your sitemap to Google and Bing.