Drupal Users... Question About XML Sitemaps and SEO

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Hey all,

I recently started learning Drupal. Yes, I know - steep learning curve

Anyway, here's my question.

When using using a drupal xml sitemap generator and submitter module to build an xml sitemap - should the sitemap file somehow automatically appear under Google's webmaster tools account if the subject website is verified?

Historically, I've built simple html sites and have used a sitemap generator to create an xml sitemap file; which I then submit via G's webmaster tools.

As a drupal xml sitemap generator also submits the file to Google, Bing, and other sites - I'm assuming it should appear under the webmaster tools. Am I right to assume this?

As is, the xml file doesn't appear and I just want to know what expect. My fear is that if I also submit it via the Webmaster Tools, that I'll be kinda over-submitting it and it would hurt the site's SEO efforts :rolleyes:

Thanks and peace out my fellow Warriors!
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  • Profile picture of the author Microsys
    Without knowing the Drupal/plugin you use, I would be very surprised if you have given it access to your Google Webmaster Tools account / Google account?

    If you haven't, you will still need to submit your XML sitemap the first time in GWT
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  • Profile picture of the author jaggyjay
    Hey Sitemapper thanks.

    I think it's this one here, but I'm not 100% sure: XML sitemap | drupal.org

    The site already had the module installed.
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  • Profile picture of the author Microsys
    Have you provided any plugin with your Google account username and password? If not, it can't make the initial submission, site verification etc.

    And under all circumstances, you can see if it has been submitted already simply by login into your GWT account. If the sitemap is not there, submit it.
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