How to import Google Sitemap XML file?

Importing sitemap XML file feature uses the site crawler and is only available to Pro, Team and Agency users or there is a $5 fee for Basic users.

To import sitemap XML file, follow these steps:

  1. Login to your dashboard.
  2. Open an existing sitemap. Please note that importing new sitemap will overwrite your existing sitemap.
    1. Or, create new sitemap.
  3. Click Import/Export button above your sitemap.

  4. Select Import tab in the modal menu.
  5. Select  Google Sitemap XML radio button.
  6. Click Browse to locate XML file on your computer. Click Open.

  7. You may select additional options to go with your imported sitemap:
    1. Cell Text
      1. Click Use File/Directory name to include file/directory name in your sitemap page label.
      2. Click Use H1 to include the main header in your sitemap page label.
      3. Click Use Page Title to include page title in your sitemap page label.
      4. Exlude Common Tex Pages On Import - this option will remove common recurring text from imported titles that recur throughout your website. For example, you can remove repetitive SEO text strings like "| Company Name" that proceeds or follows the title text.
    2. Other
      1. Click Add Link to add link to your sitemap.
      2. Click Add Meta Description Note to add note to your sitemap.
      3. If your website is password protected select Use HTTP Basic Authentication and enter your username and password (Note: currently it works only with the HTTP Basic Auth method).
      4. Check the Ignore ROBOTS.TXT option if your server has a restrictive file that disallows any web crawlers to access your website.
      5. Use custom user agent - some websites have custom firewalls which blocks everything with 'crawler' in its name. This option by default is pre-populated with your browser's name, so our crawler will pretend to be a real browser, and your firewall system will not block it.
      6. Check the Import meta data to Content Planner to import SEO details (metadatas and URL slug) about each page to Content Planner tool.
      7. Check Import Into a Section to import a sitemap as a section of a certain page without overwriting the whole project.
  8. Click Import when completed.

After several seconds, you will see the message saying your sitemap was successfully imported.

Note: For security reasons site crawler is limited to 10 000 pages (you can fetch up to 10 000 pages during one crawling process).

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