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    Managing Google Sitemaps

    Sitemap files allow Web crawling tools (such as Google) to find Primo links that are dynamic (as a result of search queries) and index them.

    After you have created sitemap files for Primo views, Primo on-premises customers can use the Google Search Console Website to monitor their progress within Google. For information on the Primo Sitemap tool and creating the following sitemap files, see Primo Generate Sitemap Tool:

    • robots.txt

    • <view>_site_map_index.xml: The sitemap index file, where <view> indicates the name of the view.

    • gz files (such as <view>_primo_sitmap_0.xml.gz): The sitemap files, where <view> is the name of the view and 0 is the number of the sitemap in the index file.

    These files are stored in the following directory on the server:

    /exlibris/primo/p4_1/ng/primo/home/system/tomcat/search/webapps/ROOT
    To manage Google sitemaps:
    1. Use the following URL to access the Google Search Console Website:

      http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/

    2. Log on to the Web site.

    3. If you have not added your Primo site, enter the URL of your Primo site and then click ADD A PROPERTY. Otherwise, go to step 7.

      GoogleSearchConsole.png
      Add Site to Google
    4. Click this HTML verification file to save the verification file.

      GoogleSearchConsoleVerification.png
      Perform Verification in Google Search Console
    5. Save the verification file to the following directory on your Front End server:

      /exlibris/primo/p4_1/ng/primo/home/system/tomcat/search/webapps/ROOT
    6. Click VERIFY.

    7. In the left pane, click Site Configuration > Sitemaps.

      The Sitemaps page opens.

      Google Sitemaps Page

      From this page, you can perform the following functions:

      • Click a filename link in the list to display that sitemaps status and progress.

        Google Sitemap Details Page
      • Click Submit a sitemap to submit your sitemap index and sitemap files manually.

      • Click Mine to display the sitemap files you submitted manually.

      • Click All to display the sitemap files that Google has found.

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