We all know that Google webmaster tools are very powerful tool that control your website from the search engine perspective. when your sitemap is successfully submitted on Google webmaster tools. you will get more organic search from Google. if you are still not submitted your sitemap on Google. see my handy tutorial for submitting your website.
when we talk about Search engine optimization of a website. we have to make sure that we optimize website for all search engine, not single one. Being is also a popular search engine. It can boost your traffic. So today we will discuss submit your site to bing webmaster tools.
How to submit your site to Bing webmaster tools
Bing webmaster tool is a free service by Microsoft for webmasters who want to submit their website on bing. And get full SEO report and related information to their site. Bing webmaster tool also have advanced features like Google.
Like other webmaster tools, you need to sign up for free account or you can use your existing Microsoft account for submit your site to bing webmaster tools. Once you signed into bing webmaster tool. The first step is adding your website and verify the ownership.
When you added your website link then you have to submit other details related to site like sitemap and website owner details and so on. If you have not created your blog sitemap yet, you can easily create using Yoast plugin for WordPress. Add your sitemap link in the about my website page. You can add time when you receive the most traffic on your site for your local time of the day. If you are not sure about that then set All Day (default) in the info page.
Add your personal details like First name last name and other related details please refer the below screenshot.
Bing webmaster tools have an interesting feature. You can set the frequency of email contact preference and how often would you like to receive email for specific issue related to your site as well as periodic webmaster news updates, offer and tips.
Once you have submitted all information about your site. You will be redirected to bing webmaster dashboard where you need to verify your site ownership. You can verify your site ownership using any of the 3methods.
- Upload XML file on your web server.
- Add meta tag in your header of webpage.
- Add CNAME record to DNS.
If you are using WordpPress then I strongly suggest you install WordPress SEO by Yoast. By using Yoast, you can quickly add content part of Meta tag verification.
Add it into WordPress SEO general settings.
Now you successfully verified your site ownership. Your fresh submitted sitemap takes time to crawled by bing BOT wait for 2 to 3 days.
If you face any problem regarding submit your site on bing webmaster tools then feel free to contact me or comment for any queries or suggestion.