With the “Sitemap validator tool”, you can check your site's Sitemap file contents. The validation is based on the file requirements.
To check the file contents, go to the Sitemap validator page and follow these steps:
- Add a file using one of these methods:
- The file contents (the text option). Copy the file contents to the field. If there are validation errors, you can edit the file and recheck it.
- The file itself (the file option). Upload the file from the site directory or drag it to the field.
- The file link (the URL option). Enter the file link in the field, for example https://example.com/sitemap.xml.
- Click Check.
If any validation errors are found, see the Sitemap errors reference section.
Upload the Sitemap file in Yandex.Webmaster ( ), so that the robot could regularly process it and learn about the site updates. In Yandex.Webmaster you can see when the robot indexes the file and let it know about updates. Learn more in the Sitemap files section.