My understanding after reading the documentation page ( [url=http://doc.silverstripe.com/doku.php?id=modules:googlesitemaps]Google Site Maps[/url] ) was that the Google sitemap is automatically generated as a sitemap.xml file. Also, when changes are made, SS informs Google of the changes.
I am using SS 2.3.3 stable with the GoogleSiteMaps module built-in. The sitemap.xml file appears to be generated fine when going to: www.mysite.co.nz/sitemap.xml. However, in my Webmaster tools account, for the site it states that there are 'no sitemaps submitted'. I thought it might be a time thing for Google to come back and index the site - I figured Google would search for and find a sitemap.xml file (eventually).
Do I need to submit an initial sitemap url to Google (ie. the www.mysite.co.nz/sitemap.xml) to kick things off? Will SS then inform Google of the changes automatically as above? How can I check this?