Bing is one of the most popular search engines around the globe. By submitting your site’s information to their webmaster tool allows you to monitor your site’s performance as well as search engine rankings, and also solve indexing issues.
We’ll explain how to connect your sites on Bing Webmaster Tools.
What are Bing Webmaster tools?
Bing Webmaster Tools is a service offered for free provided by Microsoft which allows you to include your website in Bing results from search engines.
This tool for free helps improve the WordPress SEO by optimizing your website to Bing which means you will increase traffic.
Webmaster tools allow you to keep track of your website’s performance on Bing. You can determine the keywords that people are using to locate your website to make sure that those terms are optimized in your content to increase visitors to your site.
You can also check out the way Bing scans, indexes and crawls your blog’s content. This can help you identify problems with indexing that could be hindering the blog’s content from showing in Bing results.
In addition, Bing Webmaster Tools shows your website’s backlinks and the websites you’re linking to. It also helps you remove the content you do not wish to show to visitors via Bing search results and also to scan for any potential spam or malware issues that could compromise your WordPress security.
Let’s look at how you can connect your website on Bing Webmaster Tools using the All in One SEO (AIOSEO) and WPCode plugin. We’ll also explain how you can utilize the webmaster tool to transfer your website from Google Search Console.
Click on the links below to navigate to the method that you would like to apply.
- Method 1 Upload Websites to Bing Webmaster Tools using AIOSEO
Step 1: Add Websites to Bing Webmaster Tools using AIOSEO
The best method of adding websites on Bing’s Webmaster Tools is by using all-in-one SEO (AIOSEO).
It’s the most efficient SEO plugin available that works with WordPress and will help to optimize your website’s search engines without technical expertise or the requirement to hire an professional.
It is important to note that we’ll be using an AIOSEO Lite version for this tutorial since it’s completely free and has Webmaster Tools Verification feature. There’s additionally an AIOSEO Pro version that has more advanced features such as links assistant, redirections video sitemaps and more.
After that, you’ll have for you to download and then activate then activate the AIOSEO plugin.
Once you have activated the plugin, you will be able to access the All-in-One SEO menu General Settings on Your WordPress dashboard. Then, go to the tab ‘Webmaster Tools’ and choose the “Bing Webmaster Tools’ option.
The next step is input the verification code for Bing. Let’s look at how to gain access to the code using the Webmaster tools.
How to get verification Code within Bing Webmaster tools
The first step is to go to first the Bing Webmaster Tools web site and click on the “Get Started” link.
We suggest that you open your Bing Webmaster Tools website in an entirely new tab or window in your browser as you’ll be required to go back to your WordPress admin dashboard in order to complete your verification.
Then, you’ll have to log in to your account.
You can make use of Microsoft, Google, or Facebook accounts to sign into the webmaster tool. Click on the appropriate option and then select an email account to log into this webmaster application.
Then, Bing Webmaster Tools will give you two choices to include your website.
It is possible to import site via Google Search Console or manually add your site.
We’ll follow the manual method of obtaining an authorization code.
Simply enter your website’s URL in the ‘Add your website manually’ section. Then click the Add button.
When you add the URL to your WordPress site ensure that you input the URL of the website that is being used by WordPress. This is because Bing will consider HTTP and HTTPS both as distinct websites. It will also view your website’s WWW as well as non-WWW version as separate websites.
To determine the URL that is being utilized by WordPress you need to log in to your WordPress admin area , and then go into Settings > General. Find the link in the field titled ‘Site Address (URL) field.
When you have added this website’s URL to Bing Webmaster Tools, a window will open to the right.
You will find a variety of ways to verify your website’s authenticity, including an XML file HTML meta tag and the addition of CNAME record for DNS.
In this article we’ll be using this HTML Meta tag method. If you click on the “HTML Meta Tag” button, Bing gives you a validation code that you must put on your site.
Click the “Copy” button to copy the code line.
The next step is to incorporate the code into the WordPress website.
Add Verification Code & Verify Your Site in Bing Webmaster Tools
You are now able to go into the WordPress admin browser or tab.
Then, click on All in One SEO General Settings from your WordPress dashboard.
Go to the Webmaster Tools tab and type in that HTML Meta Tag that you copied earlier into the “Bing Verification Code” field.
If you’ve done this, remember to select the “Save Change on the top.
After you have added an HTML meta tags to the site Go back to your Bing Webmaster Tools tab or window and click on the “Verify” button.
Then, you’ll get a message from Bing Webmaster Tools that your verification was successful.
Then, you can close the message, and then access the dashboard of your Bing Webmaster Tools dashboard.