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Guide to Add & Register a Website to Bing Webmaster Tools

Microsoft Bing is one of the most popular Search Engines nowadays. If you are a serious webmaster, it is equally important to add and verify your website in Bing Webmaster tools along with Google. This tutorial guides you to register and verify your website with them. By registering your website there, you can improve the visibility of your site in their Search results.

Requirements to Register website in Bing Webmaster Tools

Before proceeding, you must make sure you have a Microsoft email account and enough privileges to complete any of the listed Search Engine verification methods. You can do it in a variety of methods like changing CNAME records, adding meta information or by uploading a verification file to the server. Now let us check how to add and verify a website or blog in Bing Search Engine webmaster tools account.

  1. Log on to Bing webmaster tools

    To add your domain, you need to log on with your Windows Live ID. You can log in to your account by clicking the link below.

    Enter the email ID and password.

  2. Click on the button " Add a site"

    You should click on the button Add a site to submit your website to Bing. After this step, you will be prompted to verify ownership of your domain. To give your website information from the Bing index, they must know that you are the real owner.

  3. Verify Site Ownership

    After submission, you need to verify your website's ownership. Now you can see a message Site ownership has not been verified with a verify now link. Click on the link to verify the ownership.
    Verification Procedure

    Different Methods to Verify Your Website in Bing Webmaster Tools

    You can do it in three different ways.

    • Copy and paste a meta tag in your index webpage

    • Place an XML file on your web server

    • Add CNAME record to DNS

    Depends on your privileges, you can choose any one of the options available.
    Add meta tag or XML file

Benefits For Registering Your Website In Bing Webmaster Account

Out of three methods, I used meta tag information to verify ownership because it is the simplest. If you are in a hurry I recommend you to use the first method. After verifying ownership, they will give you instant access to the Bing database about your site. You can view how they treat your website by analyzing the data shown. Here we can see how many pages indexed by their Spiders, Clicks from search results, number of times your website shown in Search results, crawl errors appeared etc.

After verifying your domain name in webmaster tools you will get instant access to the following information.
  • Crawl issues

  • Backlinks

  • Outbound links

  • Submit site map

  • Search properties with a specific keyword

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Anonymous said…
thank you for the help of my site
thank you
righteous said…
I can't seem to get my site authenticated using the META-TAG. I'm on Blogger (blogspot).
Alex George said…
Yes I understand your issue.You may get parsing error or some thing like that while saving the html code with Bing meta tag.

The solution.

You need to degrade your blogger template to classic version and add meta tag on the header. After verification you can revert back to previous template.
Alex George said…
Or you can use an html to XML converter service to parse the meta tag to corresponding xml format. To get this service search in google with the keyword

html parser ..
Anonymous said…
will try to add
Thanks for the important information!

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Alex George has Engineering graduation in Computer Science and an MBA in Finance. He had been working as a senior Network Engineer for ten years. His specialization is in Cisco products. Traveling is one of his hobbies and visited various places as part of his onsite work. He visited different places as part of his onsite work like New York, Dubai, London, etc. Right now Alex is a director of one of the leading career development firms in India, which trains students for UPSC, SSC, and PSC examinations. He guides a lot of students to get selection for various prestigious institutions like CBI, Income Tax Department, etc. Alex George is a stock market investor and a very active intraday trader. Engineering Background: He has a B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering and passed different network and security courses like CCNA, CCNP (Security), CEH, and various Microsoft certifications. Finance Background: Alex has an MBA in Finance. He is an active intraday trader and a Share Market Investor. Webmaster Skills: Alex is a blogger since 2004. He has a working knowledge of HTML, CSS, PHP, and JavaScrip.