Bing Webmaster Tool is the second largest search engine. It works closely with the Yahoo search engine. There was a time when Bing and Yahoo were two separate search engines but now Yahoo and Bing work together.
So if you add your blog to Bing Webmaster Tool, it will automatically be added to Yahoo!
Bing is officially developed by Microsoft Corporation. It’s not as competitive as Google, but it has a significant number of users. Especially US and UK people, use this search engine a lot, which has a large number of students.
So we can’t ignore its importance and that is why I am writing this article on it.
In this article, I will explain a complete step by step setup to add your blog into the Bing Webmaster Tool.
So, the first step is to open Bing Webmaster Tool and sign in with your Microsoft OR Gmail OR Facebook account. Doesn’t matter which one you choose.
After sign in new windows will appear where you can see 2 options to add your blog in Bing Search Engine.
- Import your site from Google Search Console
- Add your site manually
1. Import From Google Search Console
If you already add your blog into Google Webmaster Tool, you can simply import your whole blog setup from google and you don’t need any verification for that.
If you have not yet added your blog to Google Search Console, then I have written a detailed article on it, by reading which you can easily learn How to add your blog into Google Search Console.
So if you have already added your website to Google Search Console, I suggest you import your blog settings from Google, So that your blog can be easily added to the Bing Webmaster Tool without any verification.
To do this, just click on the import button and click on continue to proceed next step.
Now click “Allow Button” to allow Bing to import your settings.
Now, You will get a list of the websites that you have added to Google Search Console. Select the website you want to add to the Bing Webmaster Tool and click on the Import button.
Congratulations That Done! It’s an easy task and your blog successfully added in the Bing Webmaster Tool.
2. Add Site Manually
It’s also very easy to manually add a blog to the Bing Webmaster Tool. So don’t worry, follow my instructions and easily add your blog to Bing manually.
The first point, type your Blog URL with http:// or https://, if you have installed SSL certificate on your blog then type https:// else type http://
Now you can move to the verification section, There are three verification methods available.
- XML File
- HTML Meta tag
- Add cName record to DNS
I recommend choosing the XML file verification method because it’s simple and easy to perform.
Click on XML file and download this XML File.
Now open your Webhosting cPanel and open File Manager.
- Now click on Pubglic_HTML directory.
- Click Upload button and select the downloaded XML file and upload it into Public_HTML directory.
Now go back to the Bing Webmaster Tool page and click the verify button to verify your blog.
Congratulations! You have successfully added your blog into the Bing Webmaster Tool.
Hope you understand everything well. However, if you have any concerns or questions, you can ask in the comments section.
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History Of Bing Webmaster Tool
Bing is a web search engine owned and operated by Microsoft. The service has its origins in Microsoft’s previous search engines: MSN Search, Windows Live Search and later Live Search.
Bing provides a variety of search services, including web, video, image and map search products. It is developed using ASP.NET.
Bing, Microsoft’s replacement for Live Search, was unveiled by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on May 28, 2009, at the All Things Digital conference in San Diego, California, for release on June 3, 2009.
Notable new features at the time included the listing of search suggestions while queries are entered and a list of related searches (called “Explore pane”) based on semantic technology from Powerset, which Microsoft had acquired in 2008.
In July 2009, Microsoft and Yahoo! announced a deal in which Bing would power Yahoo! Search. All Yahoo! Search global customers and partners made the transition by early 2012. The deal was altered in 2015, meaning Yahoo! was only required to use Bing for a “majority” of searches.
In October 2011, Microsoft stated that they were working on new back-end search infrastructure with the goal of delivering faster and slightly more relevant search results for users. Known as “Tiger”, the new index-serving technology had been incorporated into Bing globally since August that year.
In May 2012, Microsoft announced another redesign of its search engine that includes “Sidebar”, a social feature that searches users’ social networks for information relevant to the search query.
The BitFunnel search engine indexing algorithm and various components of the search engine were made open source by Microsoft in 2016.