Almost 98% of internet users prefer Google as their primary search engine. Second, Microsoft’s Bing search engine. If you are a professional blogger, then you must submit a sitemap to all the search engines.
A sitemap is important for indexing your URL’s on the search engine without it your site will not be visible to the search engine. Bing is the second most popular search engine by Microsoft, so it’s a must thing to submit a sitemap to the Bing search engine.
In my recent article, I have discussed a sitemap, how to submit a sitemap on a blogger in Google search console. In this post, I am going to tell you how to submit your blog sitemap to Bing Webmaster tool.
Before moving forward, let me tell you about the requirement for submitting a sitemap, you need to have a free Microsoft account if not you can sign up here.
Sign in to Bing Webmaster tool
Add your site URL and click the add button. After adding your URL, you need to add a sitemap URL which you will get from Yoast SEO plugin and Google XML Sitemap WordPress plugin.
Here I have used the Yoast SEO plugin to fetch sitemap for my blog.
Once sitemap added you need to check your website ownership, there are three different ways to do the same.
- Copy and paste the Meta tag on your home page.
- Place a BingSiteAuth.xml file on your server it is present there.
- Add CNAME record to DNS.
The first method is the simple way to authorize your blog as you need to copy the Meta tag and place it on your website’s header tag.
Second is download BingSiteAuth.xml and place it on your server like mine will be www.scrollbucks.com/BingSiteAuth.xml
The third method depends on domain name service, as I have purchased the domain name from GoDaddy in zone file setting you can quickly add one more record for CNAME.
Once over you will see the dashboard like this
In this way, you can manage your sitemap in the dashboard, submit a sitemap on the Bing webmaster tool.