Pinging search engines is something often done after you have updated your XML sitemap.
Before you can send XML sitemap ping update notifications to search engines such as Google,
you will usually have to submit the XML sitemap to them first.
When doing sitemaps ping, the first thing is to add all addresses you wish to notify.
A1 Sitemap Generator
already knows of the most popular, and you can add these using the button
Add common pings
. Then ping all
services using the Ping now
When generating the URLs to sitemap ping,
A1 Sitemap Generator will assume the path of your sitemap URL to be a combination of
the website domain address
and XML sitemap file name.
if A1 Sitemap Generator does not have above information when you
click the Add common pings
button, it will
substitute your XML sitemap path URL with a default example sitemap URL path.
that you can also manually add and delete sitemap ping addresses.
All those XML sitemap pings that are successful return response
After an XML sitemap ping, the service pinged, e.g. Google, will usually redownload the XML sitemap within hours.