How to submit your sitemap to Naver

Amos Bastian

Naver is one of South Korea’s leading search engines and an essential platform for reaching the Korean audience. If you’re not indexed on Naver, you won’t get any organic traffic from Naver, which is one of the best, free ways to grow your business in Korea. In this article, we’ll show you the quickest way to get indexed on Naver in 2024.

Set up Naver Webmaster Tools

We’re written a guide about setting up Naver Webmaster Tools and everything you can do with it, so we won’t go into too much detail here, but here’s a quick overview of the steps you need to take to get your site indexed on Naver.

1. Create a Naver Webmaster Tools account

Go to https://nid.naver.com and sign up.

2. Add your site to your account

Add website to Naver Webmaster Tools

Log in to Naver Webmaster Tools with your newly created account and enter the URL of your website.

3. Verify your site

Verify website on Naver Webmaster Tools

Once you’ve entered your site’s URL, you’ll need to verify that you own the site. There are two ways to do this:

  1. HTML file upload - Download the HTML verification file and upload it to your site’s root directory. Then click Verify.

  2. HTML tag - Copy the HTML tag (<meta name="naver-site-verification" content="ABC123" />) and paste it into the <head> section of your site’s homepage. Then click Verify.

Add a Robots.txt file

A robots.txt file is a text file that tells search engines which pages they should and shouldn’t crawl. It’s a simple text file that you can create in any text editor, and it should be placed in the root directory of your site. Here is an example of a robots.txt file:

User-agent: *
Allow: /

Sitemap: https://indexplease.com/sitemap-index.xml

Submit your sitemap

Unfortunately it’s not possible to manually submit individual URLs to Naver Webmaster Tools so that Naver will index them. This means that you’ll have to wait until Naver discovers your pages and crawls them. This can take a long time, so we recommend getting your pages automatically indexed by using IndexPlease.