So you have a Tumblr blog and hope to get indexed quickly by Google.
1. Sign in to your Google Webmaster account.
2. Add your Tumblr blog URL to your website lists.
3. Verify your Tumblr blog.
Copy the Metatag from your Google Webmaster. Now sign in to your Tumblr account. At Dashboard, find ‘Customize’ in the right sidebar, click it. Find Theme, second at top left and click on it. Click on Custom HTML at the bottom, then find and paste the metatag given by Google just after <head> line. Save and close. Now go back to your Google Webmaster click on Verify.
4. Submit Sitemap.
Update: You don’t need 3rd party website/app to create Sitemap for Tumblr blogs since Sitemaps are actually created automatically by Tumblr as noted by the comment below:
Actually sitemaps are automatically created by Tumblr which also adds a robot.txt to your site so that the crawler loads all the sitemaps generated. You can check the robot.txt at yourblog.com/robot.txt and the sitemaps at yourblog/sitemap*.txt. * being 1,2,3,etc.
5. Backup your Custom Theme.
As easy as 1 click from the theme dashboard, you can change your Tumblr theme. But that also means you’ll miss the metatags you inserted, as well as manual Disqus comments or any other third party codes you had on you old theme. Backing up will make your life easier anytime you want to switch themes/
Note on Step 3 & 4.
- On what you submitted on step no. 3:
I still need to wait some more days to see what happen to that, as it doesn’t have any sitemap submitted, which probably later relate to reports for my site in my Google Webmaster account.
- Step 4:
This also means you are giving your Tumblr blog’s website verification to 3rd party, although they cannot control anything related to your Tumblr.
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