A quick guide to look at Bing Webmaster Tool, and how to submit site to Bing search engine.
It is important to submit your site to all the Webmaster Tool for the SEO of your site. You should submit your site to Google, Yandex, Bing, Yahoo to name a few. In this article we will talk about how to submit the sitemap to Bing Webmaster Tool.
Login to Microsoft account
The very first step is to login to your Microsoft live account. If you have not created one click on this link “Create Microsoft Live account” and create a new.
Add your site to verify
After you are signed up and logged in to your Microsoft account, first step is to add your Website and verify.
Once you click on Add, the form will ask to add details related to your site like sitemap link. Add the URL for your sitemap and click on Save.
As soon as Save button is clicked the Webmaster tool will direct you to verify ownership page for your site. To verify the site on Bing Webmaster tool you can either
- Add the meta tag information in your site by manually adding the meta tag in the home page of your site. Copy paste the complete meta tag and paste in html as shown in the example.
- If you are using Yoast SEO plugin you can simply paste the content text to the Yoast plugin under Webmaster tool section.
If you have not installed Yoast SEO plugin, you can find the details about its setup and guide at install and setup Yoast SEO Plugin
Login into CPanel of your site dashboard and go to Plugins > Installed Plugin > Yoast SEO > settings > Webmaster tools, paste the copied meta content value into Bing Webmaster Tool section of your Yoast SEO and click on Save changes button.
Submit sitemap to Bing
The final step is to submit the sitemap xml file to Bing server. Go to dashboard of Bing Webmaster Tool and click on Dashboard > Configure My Site > Sitemaps and add the URL for your sitemap.xml file. Once done click on SUBMIT button.
Congratulation ! Your site is not submitted to Bing as well. You can submit your site on other search engine as well.
Happy blogging 🙂