Once you have created a standard sitemap for your website, the first thing you need to do is to notify Google and other major search engines about it, thus the web crawlers can quickly respond to it and timely index your web pages.
How? You can submit sitemap to Google with Google Webmaster Tools; Yahoo, Bing and Live with Bing Webmaster Tools; Ask with Ask Ping URL, which is http://submissions.ask.com/ping?sitemap= (your sitemap address). Since the actual submission processes are quite similar, let's just take Google as an example.
Add and verify your website in your Google Webmaster Tools account.
Create an XML sitemap based on your website.
Upload the sitemap to your website server.
2.Submit sitemap to Google:
Click the website whose sitemap you want to submit on the Webmaster Tools home page.
Under "Site configuration", click "Sitemaps".
Click on "Add/Test Sitemap" button.
Complete the URL of your sitemap to the text box.
Click "Submit Sitemap".
With the above links and information provided, you can submit a sitemap to SEs one by one. In most cases, this work would not be too troublesome and too time-consuming. But think about this: every time you update the sitemap, you need a resubmission, so if the update is of high frequency, then…
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Scheduled sitemap submission: if you update your sitemap on a regular basis, you can set a schedule and let it do the submission at a fixed time;
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