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In this video you’re going to learn how to verify your website with Bing using your All In One SEO plugin.

I use Google. When I want to find something on the internet I use Google. Doesn’t everyone use Chrome for their browser and Google for their search engine?

Apparently not.

When I upgraded to Windows 10 and started using the built in search box they call Cortana I realized that when Windows searches the web it uses the Bing search engine.

So as more people upgrade to Windows 10 and beyond and buy new computers more and more people are going to be using Bing as their search engine.

So if you’re not verified with Bing you could be missing a lot of potential traffic.

And potential traffic means potential sales.

Kyle’s lessons cover creating your Bing Webmaster Tools account so here are some links for you:

Bing and Yahoo, They Are Still the 33%

Letting Bing Know About Your Site

How to Get Your Website Indexed and Ranked in Bing & Yahoo

So let’s assume that you’ve got the account setup squared away and now you’re ready to verify your website.

At the top of Bing’s dashboard you can Add a Site and once you’ve done that you can verify your site.

Click on “Verify now”

We’re going to use Option 2: Copy and paste a <meta> tab in your default webpage.

But your SEO plugin is going to do the heavy lifting.

The only bit of the code you actually need is the part between the quote marks. So double-click into the code example to highlight the text between the quotes.

Use Ctrl+C to copy. It’s Command + C on a Mac

Now go to your website and hover over All In One SEO in your dashboard’s menu and click on General Settings

Scroll down a fair way until you find Webmaster Verification

Click into Bing Webmaster Center and use Ctrl+V to paste the code you got from Bing Webmaster Tools. Click Save Changes and you’re done.

Here's the link for verifying Bing using Yoast SEO plugin: Verify Bing With Yoast SEO Plugin

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ophyax Premium
Hi Marion, I’m struggling with this one... Using Option 2... I’m getting the same error message as some other commenters: Bing could not verify ownership... meta tag not found before body...

I viewed my page source, and the code is present in the meta section, before the body section.

Any idea? Thanks!
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ophyax Premium
One website now verified, still waiting on the others. Probably just a matter of giving Bing enough time.
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MarionBlack Premium
It looks like it's just a matter of giving Bing a bit more time, Philippe. Let me know when your sites are indexed.
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ophyax Premium
Still waiting for 3/4 sites... will let you know...
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ophyax Premium
Hi Marion, finally after nearly 3 days, 4/4 sites are verified by Bing. Case close, thanks!
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MarionBlack Premium
YAY!
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PaulSimms Premium
Thanks Marion again. Fantastic training and very clear delivery. Bing in the bag.
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MarionBlack Premium
You can do much the same Pinterest but I don't have a video on that.
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j52powell Premium
I went to check my status with the Bing Webmaster and found I needed to verify ownership. I searched in the box at the top for training and went through several that were unusable, out of date or incomprehensible. I thought why am I running into this problem now? I followed Kyle's training to the letter. After a night's sleep I didn't give up hope and went back to the box to look for answers and training and found yours. As usual, your procedure and solution was so simple and easy as to make me wonder why I couldn't figure it out on my own. Thanks a lot, Marion.
Joe
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MarionBlack Premium
It's only easy when you know how.
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RandiLee Premium
Thank you, Merion.
I followed the training and bing can't verify my site. It came up with an error code.
Any idea how to resolve thisThank you
Randi
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MarionBlack Premium
Try again, Randi. Make sure you follow every step exactly and it should work. If you get the error code again, then copy and paste it into Google and you may find a solution.
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RandiLee Premium
Awesome will do, sometimes I forget about that Google :) Thank you
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RandiLee Premium
Well, Marion, I tried again and I am still getting the 404 error, I went through google for the fix and it still won't go through, and ideas?
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RandiLee Premium
This is what I'm getting
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MarionBlack Premium
Error 404 is a page not found. Have you typed in the exact domain name?

Make sure you paste in the exact code as shown in the video. If this fails again then try using the Insert Headers and Footers plugin.
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RandiLee Premium
I actually took your advice to another comment and submitted it to site help, and they got it working. :) Thank you for all that you do! :)
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SantaFez Premium
Thank you Marion!
Resolved the issue in one go!!!
Much appreciated
Orion
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MarionBlack Premium
Great!
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MarkG75 Premium
How do you get the all in one SEO plug in? I am a premium member and can't find it.
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SkullDiggers Premium
try lesson 1 section 6. in the certification green button. It explains how to get the all in one SEO plug in step by step.
Good Luck let me know if it worked
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MarkG75 Premium
Thanks! I see what happened though. I initially did it with the first website here at WA. When I bought my own domain I didn't think to add the plug in after the domain transfer. As soon as I activated the all in one SEO my latest article that was sitting dormant for a week got indexed. So very cool and thanks again!
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SkullDiggers Premium
Not a problem, glad it helped.
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justinep01 Premium
Hi Marion,
I have tried multiple times to verify with Bing using the All in One SEO version and I am still getting the message:
Meta Tag
URL http://thelovelyimage.com/
<meta> tag not found before <body>: make sure you place the verification tag with the correct verification key (the key) in the <head> section and before the <body> tag in your page.

Do you know what could be wrong?
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MarionBlack Premium
Make sure you're following the instructions in the video exactly.

The only bit of the code you need is the part between the quote marks. And make sure you don't have any spaces before or after the code.
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justinep01 Premium
Hi Marion,
Yes, I only included the code between the quotes and made sure there were no spaces and I am still getting an error. I attached some screenshots
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MarionBlack Premium
The error message is that loading your website took too long. Contact Site Support if you're having problems with your website.
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mduhamel Premium
thanks Marion worked like a charm :)
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MarionBlack Premium
That's what I like to hear Mike.
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ajones64 Premium
Hey Marion thank you for your support in this matter. Here is the screen shot
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MarionBlack Premium
To me it looks exactly like it should. I don't understand why it's not working properly. There is another method you could use
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ajones64 Premium
Hi Marion I created my Bing webmaster account today and when I went to verify it gave me these 2 errors. How do I resolve these errors. I have already put the code into the ALL in SEO for my Bing webmaster and this the 2 errors I receive
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MarionBlack Premium
Perhaps you pasted in more than just the code. The only bit of the code you actually need is the part between the quote marks. Make sure there are no spaces before or after as well.
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ajones64 Premium
I have still the same results
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MarionBlack Premium
Can you do a screenshot of the All In One section with the code you've pasted in?
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andyfuan Premium
Oh, is the bing web master tool I key at MY SITE and add a site that is my url it always as for particular.
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andyfuan Premium
Hi Marion, I had watched you video few times Bing webmaster tool to download the code to my all in one SEO but when I key in my url and press add, it always came out asking your particular. And where is this Contoso anywhere.? And the web property also didn't pop up.
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MarionBlack Premium
I'm sorry Andy I don't understand your question.
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annmarie1979 Premium
Thank you! So helpful!
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MarionBlack Premium
It looks like you've got Google and Bing sorted now.
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iscool78 Premium
Very helpful, Marion! Thank you!
Israel.
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome Israel.
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katkahunzas Premium
Hi Marion, thanks for the video, that was great. Unfortunately my site will not verify with bing and I am wondering if you know what I should do.
I found another helpful video and tried to paste it into the editor of the appearance but that did not work either.
I have no idea what to do and have spend lots of time trying to figure it out.
Please let me know if you have any suggestions. Thanks, Sandra
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Iluvataru Premium
Another lesson I have dun with your help. Thank you Marion.
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MarionBlack Premium
You're very welcome.
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Gerlinde Premium
I still have to do this... thanks, Marion! :)
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome Gerlinde.
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mrbill6771 Premium
Thank you, Marion. You have been helpful, as always!
Bill
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MarionBlack Premium
Thanks Bill.
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VMthimunye Premium
THANK YOU MARION. YOU ARE A STAR! I AM EMPOWERED BY THIS VIDEO. KEEP UP THE GOO WORK.
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MarionBlack Premium
Thank you Vz
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Pratz Premium
Thank you, I followed your advice.
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MarionBlack Premium
I'm glad it worked for you Pratz.
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GinaGo Premium
Thank you. ~Gina
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome.
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wweb53 Premium
Great to know Marion. Thanks great job!
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MarionBlack Premium
I'm glad I could help.
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Steve1958 Premium
Thanks for this training Marion...
How are you bearing up with this weather?? I hope you are OK...
At leat the electricity is on tonight!...
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MarionBlack Premium
It may be temporary. That wind is fierce.
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Steve1958 Premium
I think I have just lost the other half of my fence! Am too scared to go outside!
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johnwnewman Premium
Nice work again Marion! Thanks :-)
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MarionBlack Premium
And thank you again John.
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cmwagoner Premium
Very good Marion, I love your training, very easy to understand
and you explained and show exactly what to do . Thanks
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome Carolyn.
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Ivine Premium
Hi Marion, the training is excellent. Irv.
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MarionBlack Premium
Thank you Irv.
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WBuerger Premium
Thank you Marion I look at Google to be for shopping and Bing to be more for business. So I have both search engines setup on my computer. This training helps alot.
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MarionBlack Premium
That's great William.
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Muule Premium
Thank you very much for sharing this, Marion!
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MarionBlack Premium
It's my pleasure.
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TommyK Premium
Thank you once again Marion, your a non stop training machine :))
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MarionBlack Premium
Thanks Tommy.
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Ptrep27 Premium
Thanks so much. Very helpful and clear.

Have a great day.
Pierre
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MarionBlack Premium
I'm always happy to help.
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JewelCarol Premium
Thanks very much again, my dear awesome ambassador. ;)
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MarionBlack Premium
It's always a pleasure Jewel.
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WilliamBH Premium
Thank you Marion .. I not done this yet, will do use what you have taught. Cheers, William.
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MarionBlack Premium
Whenever you're ready William.
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kristin2762 Premium
Thank you for this great training very easy to follow
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MarionBlack Premium
Thank you.
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StepChook Premium
Thanks Marion!
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome
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Triblu Premium
Thank YOU Marion!

I LOVE your video tutorials. You have a perfect voice and a nice presentation in EVER video I've viewed. Only wish I could sound a confident as you do.

Trish
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MarionBlack Premium
Thanks Trish. Confidence comes with experience so keep practicing.
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BrianFord Premium
Thank's for sharing!! Marion
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MarionBlack Premium
It's always a pleasure to share.
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Hofmeister Premium
Thanks Marion.
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome Brad.
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annarella Premium
Thanks Marion - your training, as always, is so well done and easy to follow!

When we've got you as our coach, we're in great hands!! We're so lucky to have you here! :)

Anna
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MarionBlack Premium
Thank you Anna.
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Elyn341982 Premium
Thank you for this great information and clear video! Best, E - U.S.
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MarionBlack Premium
Thanks Elyn.
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ShaneWelcher Premium
This is great stuff, let's keep in mind that everyone with Windows 10 generally ops to install Chrome which is right back to Google.

I guess really it's a 50/50 shot.

Thanks for the post and training.
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MarionBlack Premium
Yeah, I still use Chrome as my default browser but if I ask "Cortana" anything it uses Bing. So we have to take both into consideration.
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ShaneWelcher Premium
I agree, I was just saying that everyone that I knew is not to willing to accept what Microsoft is muscling in. Just like our sites, the end users or readers want the experience to be comfortable and Microsoft has a big hurdle to over come.

Thanks Marion,
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MKearns Premium
Thank you for this information Marion. Bing is becoming more important as Both google and Microsoft refer to it for certain aspects.
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MarionBlack Premium
I'm pretty sure that Bing will be increasing its "market" share.
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