SUBMIT URL TO BING SEARCH ENGINE
WHAT DOES BING WEBMASTERS TOOL DO?
1. Just like Google, Bing is another webmasters tool. Webmaster Bing gives plenty of details about its search terms. Bing gives you a vivid list of how many times your post has appeared in search engines along with the number of clicks it received.
3. The most exciting part about Bing is that it gives you the search keywords for which your blog posts have appeared in the search engine.
4. Just like Googlebot, there is Bingbot which crawls into your pages to pick up added information and updated posts and report it back to Bing Webmasters to get it in the search results.
HOW TO ADD URL TO BING SEARCH ENGINE?
1. Log in to Bing Webmasters Tool with your Microsoft account or a Google account. 2. Add your site address
3. Add URL and sitemap.
If you have already created a sitemap with Yoast plugin or any other applications then you can submit it here. Else simply add sitemap.xml to your domain name. 3. Next, you need to verify your site to Bing Webmasters. Here you will get 3 different options to verify the site.
- File Upload
- Adding Meta Tag in Header
- CNAME record to DNS
OPTION 1: FILE UPLOAD
a. Download the XML file
b. Go to your CPanel of your blog hosting >File Manager>Upload
c. Choose your downloaded file.
d. Click verify on Bing Webmasters and you will have your site verified.
OPTION 2: ADDING META TAG IN HEADER
a. Go to your WordPress dashboard>Appearance>Editor
b. Click on header.php to the right of your page
Paste the meta tag provided by Bing just above the </head> tag.
OPTION 3: CNAME RECORD TO DNS
I do not recommend this particular method. If you are using any CDN feature as cloudflare or any other then you need to change your Default Name-servers to Custom Name-servers. Once you are using custom name-servers then you are not allowed to add records which are required for this particular method of verifying the site. I recommended using a Content Delivery Network (CDN) as it will help your site to load faster.
Still, if you want to verify your site with CName record to DNS then read on.
c. A Records Page will be opened.
Click on ADD on the bottom left of the page.
f. Click on VERIFY on bing search engine submission. You have to wait for 24 hours before your site gets verified in this process.
SOME COMPELLING FEATURES OF BING WEBMASTERS TOOL
Add more Sitemaps:
This is yet another interesting feature of BWT where you can target your audience based on their locations. You can add pages and URL’s and select where to feature your posts.
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BACK TO BING WRAP UP
Bing Search Engine Submission is as important as submitting a sitemap to Google.
It is much easier to rank on Page 1 of Bing than on Google, so never miss out BING website traffic.
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