How to register your site with Bing Webmaster Tools

Updated: 7 October, 2016 seen 1,969

There is a great alternative to Google Webmaster tools - Bing Webmaster tools - might help a little if you are looking for ways to improve Bing SEO

Signup or login. Once you are logged in Bing Webmasters click on Add site left top sidebar

  • Enter your details. As you can see mandatory field is just one: URL - enter your site URL. I highly suggest that you submit a sitemap file also.
  • Leave default All day (Default) in select menu where Bing asks how often it should visit your site. If you have highly trafficked site, you can change values to other.
  • Then click Add.

In next window Bing will ask you to verify your domain. You have 3 options:

  • Option 1: Place an XML file on your web server
  • Option 2: Copy and paste a <meta> tag in your default webpage
  • Option 3: Add CNAME record to DNS
I prefer to stick with option 1 and upload XML file on my server, it's up to you which method you will prefer. But if you chose option one, just download Bing generated XML file and upload it to your server, so Bing can access it like this: http://yoursite.com/BingSiteAuth.xml
  • Once done, click Verify button.
Congrats you are done! Now you can start exploring your site performance in Bing. Leave it for a few days, and came back to see - what Bing thinks about your site. If you are eager to start sooner - look at SEO Analyzer  - to test your sites SEO.