Do you want to add your Website to Bing Webmaster tool, but don’t know how?
Google is the most used search engine in the world. This is why most webmasters prefer Google to submit their websites. The reason behind this is most of the website traffic comes through google.
Does this mean you don’t need to submit your site to other search engines? I would say no. Because submitting your site to other search engines makes your site grow faster.
For instance, Microsoft is the second most prominent search engine(if we don’t consider YouTube, Facebook, etc). Adding your site to it will help you with your organic SEO ranking, better search engine visibility, etc.
In addition to this, it will help you fix issues related to indexing and other keyword-related things.
This article will show you how you can add your site to Bing Webmaster tools.
What is Bing Webmaster Tool?
Bing Webmaster tool is a free service provided by Microsoft(previously known as Bing Webmaster Center). It allows you to add your website and see the performance, clicks, impressions, etc. Not just this, it also helps you troubleshoot indexing errors, new URL submissions, sitemap creation, website statistics, etc.
This webmaster tool offers various other features which can only be accessed after verifying site ownership. We will show various methods by which you can add your site to the Bing Webmaster tool.
How to Add your Website to Bing Webmaster Tool?
We have various methods to submit our site to Bing Webmaster. Some ways are straightforward. While, others are a little complex to follow. But we will show you the easiest ways.
Add Your Website to Bing Webmaster Tools Using AIOSEO
If you are doing it for the first time, I suggest using the AIOSEO plugin. It is the best SEO plugin for WordPress. It makes adding your website to Bing webmaster extremely easy.
Firstly, you will need to download and activate the AIOSEO plugin.
Now head towards All in One SEO→ General Settings.
Then select the Webmaster Tools tab. Now choose Bing Webmaster Tool Option. Now you need to verify yourself as the site owner. You can do so by entering the Bing verification code.
How to get Bing Verification Code?
To get the Bing Verification code go to Bing official site. Now select the get started button.
Now you can sign in using Google, Microsoft, or Facebook accounts. You need to import your site from here. You can do this using Google Search Console or manually.
An important point to remember here is you need to copy the URL used by WordPress. The reason behind this is Bing treats HTTP and HTTPS as two different sites.
XML file, HTML meta tag, and adding CANAME records to DNS are different methods of verifying your site. Although, I would recommend using meta.
Copy the code from here and paste it into your WordPress.
Add Verification Code to the site.
Now, head back to the WordPress admin window or tab.
Then, go to All in One SEO » General Settings from your WordPress dashboard.
Now, head to the Webmaster Tools tab and enter the HTML Meta Tag you copied earlier in the Bing Verification Code field.
Now head towards the All in One SEO→ General settings.
In the headmaster tools tab, enter the Meta tag you copied earlier and click save changes.
Now go back to Bing Webmaster Tool and click verify button. That’s it, you have successfully added your website to Bing Webmaster Tools.
Why you Should Add your Website to Bing Webmaster?
Bing and Google are search engines that crawl your site. Although, they are designed to crawl your site and show the most relevant result. Being an algorithm, they are not hundred percent accurate in crawling your site. That’s why you need to do it manually sometimes.
Therefore I will show the reasons to submit your site on Bing(assuming you already submitted your site on google).
Bing Offers Great SEO Features:
Google and Bing both offer great SEO features that can help your site grow faster. It includes back-links information, etc. However, Bing provides more with URLs, targeted URLs, etc.
Bing Helps you Grow Traffic
Have you ever noticed google and Bing both have different search engine algorithms? If your answer is no, then I would recommend checking at least once. If your article not ranking well in Google then Bing might help you with this.
You may think most of the market share acquired by google. Because Bing only has a 3.42 percent market share globally.
I agree the difference is enormous in the market share. Despite this, if you analyze closely Bing receives around 1 billion searches monthly. This is a huge number, to be honest.
This is why you should focus growing on Bing also.
Most people prefer google as their go-to search engine. The story of the website submission to the webmaster is no different. To do good in SEO and rank well you don’t have to rely on google alone.
Especially, Bing as it offers great SEO tools. You can check your website performance, the scope of improvement, and many more.
In addition, it will help you know visitor’s behavior without using any extra tools. As a whole, I don’t have a reason for not submitting your site to Bing Webmaster Tools.
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