Ping Website Sitemap For Bing & MSNbots To Index Changed Pages

Microsoft Bing is a popular Search engine and can bring huge amount of traffic to your website. So it is important to inform latest changes on your websites and blogs to Bing Search engine. Bing provides different options to inform them the recent changes on our websites. One of the most impressive method is the direct ping method. You can submit and ping your website sitemap to Bing without even login to Webmaster tools account. It takes less than ten seconds to ping your website sitemap to let Bing knows the recent changes on your website. It will help Bing spiders (MSNBot) to crawl your website and index the changes soon. Another method is to submit newly added or changed pages in Bing Webmaster Tools directly. This tutorial on CoreNetworkZ explains both methods.

1. Steps to Ping Website Sitemap to Bing

Microsoft Bing provides an easy way to ping your website for MSNBot. To ping your website for Bing/MSN search engine spiders, follow the steps below.
  1. Type any one of the following codes on the address bar of your web browser

    • http://www.bing.com/webmaster/ping.aspx?siteMap=

    • http://www.bing.com/ping?sitemap=


    How to ping your website in Bing and MSN


  2. After the = sign type your sitemap URL

    It should be like http://www.bing.com/ping?sitemap=[your sitemap web address]

  3. After completing the code press enter.

  4. Explanation

    If I have a website X.com, to ping this website for MSNBots I should type the following code on the browser address bar.

    http://www.bing.com/webmaster/ping.aspx?siteMap=X.com/sitemap.xml

For example if I want to Ping my blog for Bing spiders, I should type the following code on web browser.

www.bing.com/ping?sitemap=http://www.corenetworkz.com/feeds/posts/default?orderby=UPDATED

Since CoreNetworkZ.com is hosted in blogger, I should take the Atom feeds as the sitemap. For a Blogger blog, you can use the Atom feeds as the sitemap.

2. Manually Submit Your Website Pages to Bing

Second method to tell Bing bots to index newly added pages on our websites is to submit page URLs directly in Bing Webmaster Tools. There is a monthly quota to limit the number of pages for every websites to submit. Following message from Bing webmaster tools, explains it.


Steps to submit your website URLs to use Bing URL submit feature, follow the steps below.
  1. Login to Bing Webmaster tools

    You can use the following URL to login to Bing Webmaster tools account.
    http://www.bing.com/webmaster/WebmasterManageSitesPage.aspx

  2. Click Configure My Site link
    Ping a Blog for Bing Spiders

  3. Click Submit URLs

  4. Enter the URLs of the pages you want Bing Search Engine to index
    Submit URLs for Bing Spiders

    Click Submit to get indexed by Bing Spiders

Related Tutorials

  1. How to add a Website to Bing Webmaster Tools

  2. Disable Bing's Safe Search and enjoy full features

  3. How to Check Backlinks Of a Website In Bing Search Engine

  4. How to Improve Traffic To My Website From Bing Search

My Favorite Method to Ping My Blog

You have learned two different methods to ping your blog for Bing spiders. Out of these two methods, my favorite is method one. In first method, we do not need to login to Bing webmaster tools. We can directly ping the sitemap from browser and Bing spiders start crawl entire website by reading the URLs listed in sitemap. However, if I want to inform Bing about a changed page, I use the second method. One negative side of this method is the limitation of number of URLs to submit. Right now Bing allows only ten URLs per day and the monthly quota is fifty URLs.

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5 comments:

Sinchu Haneefa said...

Can we submit it directly using this link:
http://www.bing.com/docs/submit.aspx?FORM=WSUT

FeliX said...

Yes Sinchu. We can submit the mome page of our website or blog to Bing directly using this link. But I suggest you to add your website sitemap in Bing webmaster center.

Rajesh said...

works fine...my website posts aren't index by bing.. any help will be good.

http://techcrank.com/

Anonymous said...

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