How to Submit Website to Bing and Yahoo

How to Submit Website to Bing and Yahoo
While Google is the world most popular search engine, we should never underestimate the potential of Bing and Yahoo search engines could bring to your online business. To make your website visible on the Bing and Yahoo search pages, you’ll have to submit your website to the Bing Webmaster Tools. Bing Webmaster Tools is a free service provided by Microsoft which allows webmasters to submit their website for getting indexed and crawled by Bing and Yahoo search engines. In case you missed it: since 2010, Yahoo search has been powered by Microsoft Bing search engine and by submitting your website to Bing Webmaster Tools will automatically submit to Yahoo search as well. In addition, it will also help to speed up the crawling process and allows you to monitor the website traffic and rank changes.

Getting your website listed on the popular search engines like Bing and Yahoo is one of the most effective methods to increase the organic traffic (traffic that are directly from a search engine’s result page) to your website. To take advantage for the potential for more organic visits, you may follow our guides below on how to submit website to Bing and Yahoo.

Sign up for Bing Webmaster Tools account. If you already have a Microsoft account, you can just click on the sign in button and then enter your Microsoft account credentials to login. Alternatively, you can also use a Google or Facebook account to sign in.

Bing Webmaster Tools Signup

You would be directed to the home page of Bing Webmaster Tools. Enter your website URL and click on the Add button.

Bing Webmaster Tools Add Website

Bing Webmaster Tools will then ask you to provide the sitemap for your website. Sitemap file is a file that contains a list of pages of a web site. If you are unsure of creating your own sitemap file, you can use an online sitemap generator, to create the sitemap file. After creating the sitemap file, enter the sitemap URL and click on the Add button.

Bing Webmaster Tools Add Sitemap

You’ll then have to verify the ownership of your website. There are three ownership verification methods and choose the option to Place an XML file on your web server and then follow the given instructions. Once you’ve uploaded the XML file, click on the verify button to verify the ownership.

Bing Webmaster Tools Verify Ownership

Upon successfully verified the ownership of your website, Bing Webmaster Tools will notify you the success message and you’ll see your website listed under My Sites

Bing Webmaster Tools My Sites

You’ve successfully submitted your website to Bing and Yahoo search engines and if you had followed these steps correctly, your website shall soon start appearing on the Bing and Yahoo results pages.