How To Submit A Sitemap To Bing


In my article, I show you how to submit a sitemap to Bing, step by step. Sitemaps help search engines understand the structure of your blog and index your site accurately.

You can submit a sitemap to Bing through a free Bing webmaster account. There is a link to let Bing know you have a sitemap and where to find it. Once submitted, Bing scans your sitemap.

You only need to submit your sitemap once. Bing scans your blog’s sitemap to monitor changes and update its database.

Let’s begin.

Step One – Open A Free Bing Webmaster Account

All website owners can open a free webmaster account at bing.com/toolbox/webmaster. Head over to their website and click on ‘Sign Up.’

Sign up for a free webmaster account

Once you have opened an account and verified your site, you can submit a sitemap via your webmaster dashboard.

Bing Webmaster dashboard

Here is the Bing Webmaster dashboard.

Bing Webmaster dashboard

Step Two – Submit A Sitemap To Bing

To submit your sitemap to Bing, select the ‘Sitemaps’ link on the menu on the left.

Select sitemaps from the menu

Next, select the ‘Submit Sitemap’ link on the top-right.

Submit sitemap link

In the popup, paste your sitemap URL and select Submit.

Paste your sitemap URL and select submit

My guide, How to find your sitemap, shows you how to find your sitemap URL. 

Once submitted, the sitemap status is on the same page. You can see when you submitted your sitemap, the last time Bing crawled the sitemap, the sitemap status, and how many URLs Bing discovered.

Sitemap details

How To Submit A Blog Post To Bing

In addition to submitting sitemaps to Bing, you can also submit blog posts. Requesting Bing to scan your blog posts helps your content get indexed quicker.

Select ‘URL submission’ from the menu on the left.

Select URL submission

Next, select the ‘Submit URLs’ link on the top-right.

Select submit URLs

There is a daily limit on how many URLs you submit. I have had my account for three years, so my daily limit is 10000. New accounts won’t be this high.

Paste your blog URL into the box, then select Submit. Once submitted, Bing will send a bot to index your new post.

Paste your blog URL and select submit

To check indexing on Bing, go to Bing.com and put your blog title in speech marks in the search box. If Bing has indexed your post, it appears in the search results.

Has you new post been indexed in Bing?

There is no set time limit to get indexed by Bing. In my experience, I have found them to index new posts within a few hours.

That is how to add a sitemap and blog posts to Bing.

How To Submit Your Sitemap To Bing Video Tutorial

Conclusion

Google is the market leader in search engines, but Bing gets a lot of searches per day.

If you haven’t set up a free account with Bing yet, I suggest doing that next. You can sign up at Bing Webmaster tools.

It is easy to submit a sitemap to Bing. Once submitted, Bing will scan it frequently to detect changes you have made to your blog.

If your site is new, I recommend you submit your posts. Bing then crawls your content and starts showing your blog content in search results.

My new blog posts rank higher and quicker in Bing than in Google.

Before you head over to Bing to open a new account, would you kindly spare one minute to leave a comment? I appreciate all feedback you give about my content.

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