If you have a website, it is important to submit it to search engines such as Bing, as this can help improve its visibility and ranking in search results. Bing is one of the most popular search engines, with millions of users worldwide. By submitting your website to Bing Webmaster Tools, you can gain valuable insights into how your site is performing, as well as identify any issues that may be hindering its visibility.
Fortunately, if you have already submitted your website to Google Search Console, you can easily import your data to Bing Webmaster Tools. This can save you time and effort, as you won’t need to manually input your data into Bing. Plus, it allows you to compare your website’s performance across multiple search engines.
In this guide, I will walk you through the steps to submit your website to Bing Webmaster Tools and import your data from Google Search Console.
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How to import a website from Google Search Console to Bing Webmaster Tools
1. Go to Bing Webmaster Tools and click Add a site.
2. Select the Google Search Console method as this process is easier and allows for instant verification. Besides, I’m sure a lot of you have your website on GSC already.
3. It will disclose data that will be imported. Click Continue.
4. You may be asked to log in to your Google account and Allow for Bing’s access.
5. Select the website you want to submit. You may select multiple domains. Then, click Import.
6. The process should only take a few seconds and you are Done!
How to submit a sitemap to Bing
Most of the time, Bing will also grab the sitemap URL and start the indexing process automatically. However, I have found that sometimes this didn’t happen or the URL is incomplete. If that’s the case, then you can submit the manually. Here’s how.
On your Bing Webmaster Tools page, go to Sitemaps. Then, click Submit sitemap. Enter your sitemap URL and click Submit. Depending on the size of your website, it may take a few days or even months to complete.
Recommended: Use the IndexNow service to get your site on Bing faster
The beauty of Bing is it offers a service called IndexNow. In a nutshell, this feature will automatically submit a newly published post to the search engine. If you are using WordPress, there are a lot of plugins that enable you to do this with no technical knowledge. The one that I used is Rank Math, but feel free to pick any plugin that you see fit.
Submitting your website to Bing Webmaster Tools can provide valuable insights into how your site is performing and help increase its visibility and ranking in search results.
By importing data from Google Search Console, you can save time and effort while comparing your website’s performance across multiple search engines. Submitting your sitemap can also help Bing index your site faster.
With these easy-to-follow steps, you can submit your website to Bing and improve its search engine visibility!