Video by Kyle
Added May 14, 2018

Author Kyle
2005
5
1
Premium
Ambassador
Rank 1
Unfollow

Bing Webmaster Tools is a platform provided to help you understand how Bing & Yahoo interpret your website. The insights they provide you range from search/traffic data, ranking data, crawl and structure errors/analysis, ability to submit URL's, and also offering the ability to submit your sitemap so you can speed up your indexing.

Indexing is typically much slower with Bing & Yahoo, so in particular in the early stages of your website it is important that you get Bing Webmaster Tools set-up. It will lead to much quicker indexing and subsequently rankings and traffic.

In this tutorial I cover the following topics:

  • Setting up an Outlook/Hotmail Account (required for Bing Webmaster Tools)
  • How to Set Up a Bing Webmaster Tools Account
  • Building a SiteMap using All in One SEO
  • Setting up a SiteMap in Bing Webmaster Tools
  • Verifying Your Website
  • An Look Around of the Webmaster Tools Features

If you have any questions about any of the content covered within Bing Webmaster Tools, please leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

Join the Discussion
Write something…
Recent messages
LovelynO Premium
Hi Kyle, can I use a gmail account to set this up in place of outlook? Or is there a reason why outlook is better?
Reply
Labman Premium
You can use any email.
Reply
LovelynO Premium
Thank you.
Reply
Nqueen Premium
Hi Kyle , my sitemap shows the url I submitted to Google sometime ago, is there any other way i can generate new one? Since i have added more content since the last submission.
Reply
ShuiHyen Premium
Yes, you can submit new sitemap anytime whenever a new post is published. Just go to Google Search Console => Crawl => select sitemap.xml and then click resubmit.
Reply
Nqueen Premium
Thank you so very much, but this new submission is for bing. I want to generate the first sitemap to submit but the all in one SEO still displays the last one I submited.
So I want to Know how I can refresh that to create a new one for Bing.
Reply
ShuiHyen Premium
Inside Bing dashboard, go to sitemap and tick the latest sitemap file and click resubmit.
Reply
Violet7 Premium
I managed to set bing webmaster tool, will check tomorrow if sitemap is still penning or have been submitted
Reply
Why do I go from this page
Reply
ChrisCee1028 Premium
Hi Kyle, I'm stucked in the editor sub menu under the "appearance menu", I'm not able to proceed to the next step as according to your tutorial. Can i just add the meta tag for the bing webmaster tool into my bing webmaster section box under All in One SEO>general settings>webmaster verification>bing webmaster center to complete the bing site ownership verification process? Any ways to proceed with it?

-Chris-
Reply
LeeMcQuay Premium
Chris,
I would just contact support.
A few of us had issues with setting up Bing and had to get their help in order to resolve the issue : )
Reply
ChrisCee1028 Premium
Hi LeeAnn, I think I've found the solution, i think we could just add "meta tag code" generated by bing webmaster tool and add it into all in one>general settings>webmaster verification>bing webmaster center, not sure if this works cos I have just managed to verify my website by using this way.

After a few failure attempts of loading my WordPress editor under the "appearance submenu". I've also submitted my sitemap, hopefully everything will work fine for me :)
Reply
LeeMcQuay Premium
Awesome !
I'll keep my fingers crossed for you : )
Reply
queenredgie Premium
I couldn't get past the first hurdle of adding my website? I even tried to leave out the https:// but it kept adding it back in?
Any help appreciated?
Reply
LeeMcQuay Premium
I would contact support. I had to contact them because of my Bing SiteMap. They had to issue me a new one
Reply
queenredgie Premium
Thank you! yes I had a problem with my sitemap when setting up Google Console and they sorted it quick.
Reply
LeeMcQuay Premium
I set it up just like he said but I keep getting an error message from being. Any clue what this could be from?
Reply
fleurallen Premium
What does the error message say?
Reply
LeeMcQuay Premium
I believe this is it
Reply
LeeMcQuay Premium
Download of the sitemap or feed failed
We encountered an issue when we tried to download this sitemap. Please check the sitemap for errors and resubmit the sitemap.
Reply
fleurallen Premium
when you set up your bing account did you set it up as not https or using with www. ? Sometimes if it doesn't match the actual site url it may not work - make sure it is set up as https and without www would be what I would try next
Reply
fleurallen Premium
Has your site map worked on your Google Web Master tools account?
Reply
LeeMcQuay Premium
When I click on my site, it has the same thing as in the picture.
https://legitworkforparents.com
Reply
LeeMcQuay Premium
The sitemap for Google still says success, which is why I don't understand. Should I ask support?
Reply
fleurallen Premium
Yes I would
Reply
LouisaB Premium
Marvelous! Kyle,
Well, I think I'm going to review theses steps again, because I know, I missed something
just from watching this video again, I spotted something I didn't do.

Anyway,

Thank You!
Reply
LeeMcQuay Premium
Kyle,
You are AWESOME.
I watched this as I couldn't remember how to verify my site, and when I was following along with this video, I noticed I didn't have it verified with Google.

Thank you : )
Reply
Lazyblogger Premium
A must for all website, thank you Kyle.
Reply
Kyle Premium
Definitely, especially with Bing/Yahoo and their slow indexing times.
Reply
Top