How to use the Bing / Yahoo webmaster tool.

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The Three Giant Search Engines.

I have concentrated most of my efforts on Google webmaster tools because google is the giant of the internet search engine realm, but by forgetting the other search engines you would be losing out on other potential customers. Behind Google, you have yahoo and Bing.

To make use of these search engines for your website, you will need to submit a sitemap for them so they can crawl your site.

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What is a Sitemap?

Wikipedia’s Definition of sitemap

A site map (or sitemap) is a list of pages of a web site accessible to crawlers or users. It can be either a document in any form used as a planning tool for Web design, or a Web page that lists the pages on a website, typically organized in hierarchical fashion.

A sitemap is basically a map of your website, you can find the URL of your sitemap in your WordPress under settings-XML-Sitemap.

The union between Bing and Yahoo

In 2009 , Microsoft’s Search Engine Bing tried to buy off Yahoo at no avail, so finally in 2015 they decided to cut a deal in the form of a partnership. Yahoo webmaster tool has been transfered to Bing’s Webmaster Tools. For more information about this deal go visit this site.

I’ve combined Bing and Yahoo because if you want to submit your sitemap to them, you go through Bing.

To submit a sitemap to Bing/Yahoo, you go click on this site. If you don’t have an account, you will need to sign up for one.

Once in, at the top there will be My Sites and under that is Add a Site. Put in the URL of your sitemap in and click add.

There are 3 ways to authorize your site with them, I usually use option 2 and take the string

<meta name=”msvalidate.01″ content=”9695831106AC051DA2F35F76FF076D13″ /> The code that you want are inbetween the” “.

Take that code, go into your All in One SEO under general settings and search for Bing webmaster center. Enter your code and click save.

Go back to Bing and click verify, it will take some time for them to search your site so be patient.

Don’t forget Google Webmaster tools

For a review of how to use these tools, check out this site.

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2 thoughts on “How to use the Bing / Yahoo webmaster tool.”

  1. Your page got my attention quickly. I really haven’t thought about Yahoo/Bing Webmaster tool. Within the first two paragraphs you convinced me that I really should consider your suggestions.
    Wow somewhere along the way, I heard that Google was the only browser I need to connect with. Also Google gets the most hits. After reading your information I am convinced that you are correct. We may be missing other customers. Thank you so much for this information I will connect my site map with Yahoo and Bing right away. I just didn’t think I needed them.By the way I did not know about the Union of Yahoo and Bing either. Thank you once again for the information and I know that Wealthy Affiliate is a superb Marketing group.

    1. Thank you for reading my post and I’m happy you got a lot out of it. Bing and Yahoo have a small following compared to google, but it makes sense to use all the search engines. I hope the best for you and your website

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