Submit URLs to Google

The simplest way to submit your new and updated URLs is to verify your site ownership on Search Console. After you verify, use the Sitemaps report to see which sitemaps were processed for your site, any processing errors, or to submit a new sitemap for your site. The video below explains what a sitemap is, whether you need one or not, and how to submit a sitemap and track its status using Search Console..

Notify us of changes

When you make changes to your structured data and you want to notify our systems ahead of our regular schedule, you can resubmit your sitemap to Search Console following the same process you used to submit your first sitemap.

If you use XML format, change the <lastmod> field to the date of the change. Read more about this field in the Sitemap.org tag definitions. Other XML files have a similar field, such as <updated> for Atom XML. You can also learn how to compute this date.

If you prefer, we also support the following programmatic methods to notify us of your content updates:

  • Ping Google specifically with the location of the sitemap:
    http://www.google.com/ping?sitemap=URL/of/file
  • Use Pubsubhubbub if you use Atom/RSS for your sitemap and want to broadcast your changes to other search engines in addition to Google.

Learn more about how to build a sitemap and make it available to Google.