After starting your first blog, It’s hard to increase traffic. Traffic comes when different methods were used, the best method to get a lot of traffic from search engines. Search Engines is the way that people can find your blog easily by any niche. Of course Google is the master of search engines.
We know that still Google is number one and most popular search engine, also some others too such as Yahoo, Bing, Baidu etc. Few days ago i looked my eyes on my Web analytical tools, i glad to see that, Bing and Baidu gives me a lot of traffic to my recent post.
As already i submitted my blog on Baidu, Now Bing sitemap submission is most important for my site, because i want to track my all traffic comes from Bing.
I want to track, how visitors reached my blog from Bing, what they like and what they want to know from me?. Before starting Tutorial about how to submit sitemap to Bing webmaster tools , let me share some valuable topic.
What is Bing Webmaster and How it’s Work?
Bing webmaster is a free service from Microsoft’s, To index crawl any site to Bing search engine, Bing webmaster tools gives the opportunity to do it.
Bing Webmaster tools offers some sub tools for webmasters to fix crawling and indexing errors, Sitemap creation, URL submission and ping tools, website statistics, consolidation of content submission and make community. Bing webmaster tools launched five years ago in June 3,2009.
What Is SiteMap?
A Sitemap is a list of URLs of a blog or website, To help search engines for crawling and indexing your site. It’s the opportunity to tell search engines that recently you’ve updated your blog. To discover all pages of your site sitemap helps search engines bot.
Some Features as The Part of Bing Webmaster Tools
Sitemaps: Sitemaps allows webmasters to check the issue that Bing is monitoring their sitemap properly.
Keyword research tool: It’s help webmaster to provide new keywords.
Crawl Content: This option face some sensitive issue like as 404 errors page, REP block page, avoid unsupported contents.
Data Download Option: Helps to captured first 1000 keyword results as a CSV file to analyze the results.
Backlink Data Tracking: From Yahoo! site Explorer, it helps to access website data about their referring links.
Advance Filtering Option: To analyze and elaborate website data webmaster gives the scope to collect their blog or website reports.
Robots Text(robots.txt) Validator: It Tells webmaster in details about robots.txt file standard.
Outbound Links: It Informs search engines about outbound links which seen by Bing.
Markup Validator: It’s Check up website to meet the criteria of W3 cache standard.
Ping Tools: Ping Tools used to ping a website update.
Steps to Submit Sitemap to Bing Webmaster Tools
1. Before submitting sitemap to Bing, First you will have to create a sitemap for your blog. yet, if you haven’t created sitemap. Easily you can create it .
2. After creating sitemap login to your Bing webmaster tools by your existing MSN/Hotmail account or you can create a new one.
After Login to your account enter your site URL then click on ‘ADD’.
Now, Link with your sitemap URL, Generally it’s like this http://yourdomain.com/sitemap.xml
3. Now the time to verify your site ownership. You will find 3 option to verify your ownership.
Three options are:
1. Place an XML file on your web server.
2. Copy and paste a<meta>tag in your default webpage.
3. Add CNAME record to DNS.
The easiest way is adding meta tag, just copy the meta tag and paste into the head section in theme editor. If you are new in blogging or you have no idea about theme editing also you can do it by simple WordPress plugin such as WordPress SEO by Youst plugin or All In One SEO Plugin.
Note: The best way to verify your site is adding meta tag by theme editing, if you use plugin to verify your site ownership, sitemap will disconnect when you will uninstall these plugin. Use any one plugin to verify.
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