When we talk about SEO or search engine optimization it is important that we submit our site on all the search engines.
Yes its true Google is the most popular search engine at the moment, but still Bing and others should not be ignored, it has been seen an increase in traffic from Bing search over the last few months.
Well, this post is not just about Bing but about Bing Webmaster tools which will help websites owners and bloggers get their site on Bing search index and get more traffic from it.
This guide simple and very precise to the point to help you get your site indexed in Bing search, and also will explain other things that you can do with this free Webmaster Tool.
First let’s discuss, How to submit your site to Bing Webmaster Tools
Bing Webmaster Tool is a free service by Microsoft for webmasters to submit their website and get a comprehensive SEO report and information related to their site. In fact, there are many features which are not even available on Google Webmaster tools, and there are no reasons why you should not submit your Website to Bing Webmaster Tool, in fact, it is really good in terms of SEO to submit on Bing Webmaster Tool.
All you have to do is create a free account or you can use your existing Windows Live ID to log into your Bing Webmaster account:
Step #1: Chick on the link and get started.
Step #2: Sign up and create your account.
Step #3: Add your website
Step #4: Verify.
Once you have submitted your website, you need to add details related to the site and ownership like sitemap link, website owner details, etc. And get your site verified.
Now its time to submit your website sitemap. If you have not created your blog sitemap yet, you can easily create using Google XML sitemap plugin and add your sitemap link in the site info page also you can use your Yoast plugin to create a sitemap for your website. Providing your sitemap link will help Bing bots to deep crawl and index more pages on your site.
Site Verified on Bing. What next?
Ok, now when your website is submitted and verified. here are some more steps you can take to get the complete benefit of Bing Webmaster Tool.
Submit individual URL:
If you have submitted a completely new site, it may take time for Bing bots to crawl and index your site entirely. In that case, you can manually add a few links in here. Bing has a limit of 50 URL submission per month with the daily cap set at 10. You should also check our earlier guide on how to make bots to crawl your site faster.
This is another interesting feature by Bing Webmaster Tool, as they allow you to control when Bing bots should crawl your site more. This is useful for high traffic sites and sites with limited hosting bandwidth.
Block URL’s and directory in Bing search:
Bots started indexing your website content, tags or categories folder. Or if you decided to remove any other directory from Bing search, this section will help you do the same. You can stop indexing of any page or directory on your site using Block URL section.
Grant Access to your Webmaster tool to other users:
This is useful for many people like me who offer free WordPress setup, as I can quickly add my client site using my Bing Webmaster Tools account and provide admin access later. Also, if you manage your blog with a team or with a partner, you can quickly give access to your site webmaster tool using users section. There are three roles which you can give:
- Read only
- Read and modification
- Administrator access
Bing Webmaster Tool is very useful:
There are many more things which we can do with the Bing tool to improve our search engine visibility in Bing search if you have not yet explored Bing Webmaster Tools or submitted your website to Bing, it’s the right time to go ahead and do the needful right now. If you are stuck or have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments below.
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