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If you have already created XML sitemap with Google then I hope the concept of sitemap is clear with you.
WHAT DOES BING WEBMASTERS TOOL DO?
HOW TO ADD URL TO BING SEARCH ENGINE ?
1. Login 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
OPTION 2: ADDING META TAG IN HEADER
a. Go to your WordPress dashboard>Appearance>Editor
b. Click on header.php on the right of your page
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 is required for this particular method of verifying site. I recommended using a Content Delivery Network (CDN) as it will help your site to load faster.
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 sitemap to Google.
It is much more easier to rank on Page 1 of Bing than on Google, so never miss out BING website traffic.