Are you confused about how to submit URL to Bing search Engine for indexing of your websites and display on Bing search result page? Then you have hit the right blog post, here I have shared details guidelines on URL submission to Bing search engine.
Why submit URL to Bing search engine?
Bing is the third largest search engine after Google and YouTube owned by Microsoft INC. specialized in varieties of web services like images, videos, news, cloud computing, hardware and software. That’s why it is important for any web owner to submit your sites on Bing for more organic websites traffic and generate targeted number of sales. Also, check out how to submit URL to Google search engine.
How Do I submit my sites to Bing Search Engine? (STEP BY STEP GUIDE)
You need to have a free Microsoft account before adding your websites on Bing. If you don’t have, you can check out here.
- Log in to Bing > Go to Bing webmaster tool
- Click on add site option > Add your site URL
Submit Sitemap to Bing webmaster tool
If you are adding your websites for first times with Bing, then it is important to submit sitemap of your sites, so that Bing bot can easily crawl all your pages, check critical error and index faster.
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You can also generate WordPress XML sitemap without a plugin but I recommend integrating Yoast Plugin on your websites. Yoast is the most popular SEO tools online that had over 1 million-plus active installation, helps you to write better content but also generate free sitemap upon activation.
Check your website sitemap [Https:// websites URL/sitemap_index.xml]
Copy your sitemap URL > Go to configure my sites > Add you Sitemap > Click submits.
How do I verify website ownership with Bing?
There are three different verification methods to verify ownership with Bing.
- Placing XML file authentication: Download BingsiteAuth.xml file and upload the file to root directory of your website.
- Meta Tag Authentication: Copy Meta tag containing verification code. Go to word Press > Appearance > Editor > under theme file > Click Header.Php > Paste code below <head> section > Click save changes > switch back to Bing webmaster tool and click on verify.
- Add CNAME record to DNS: You need to add CNAME record inside Domain name server provider.
Note: When you submit URL to Bing Search Engine automatically your web page also appears in Yahoo.
Video Tutorial on how to submit websites to search engines like Bing, Google and Yahoo search
How to rank on Bing Search Engine
Even though Bing is not so popular search engine; you can get millions of visitors. So don’t just focus all your time and attention on Google, you need to focus on Bing as well.
Step by Step Guide: How to Rank on page 1 of Bing
Exact match domain even performs better than they do on Google
Like if your domain is airticket.com and you are trying to rank on air ticket term, you are going to rank high on Bing than you would on Google. Keyword inside URL is a super important factor in Bing SERP.
Use Keyword in relevant Area
Keyword in Content
Quality content is super important ranking factor with free plagiarism, fresh, new article that doesn’t exist on the search engine.
Leverage social media, unlike Google social impression, is much more important in Bing. They publicly state how they use a social signal to determine to rank.
So, you need more social share from Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn (keep in mind Microsoft own LinkedIn and Bing). So if your site is not getting any social share you are not going to do well on Bing.
Bing Webmaster tool
Similar to Google, Bing to have a webmaster tool to determine errors, anything wrong with your site, what you need to fix. Leverage Bing webmaster tool on a regular basis, when you do this you get more insight, more data that will help you to rank high on Bing. Their Webmaster tool will tell you what changes you need to make as well.
Focus on user experience, if someone doing a search, clicking through on result and bouncing back. That mean: are you giving people what they are looking for, write content that is relevant.