In our recent post about how to submit a website to Yahoo, we went over the importance of and the guidelines for submitting an XML sitemap to search engines. Now let us show you the exact steps that need to be taken for this process to go smoothly.
First head over to Bing Webmaster Tools and log in. Under “My Sites”, enter your website’s URL in the “Add a site” field.
Once “ADD” is clicked, it’ll redirect you to a form where you have to fill out the information about your site and yourself as the owner. Copy and paste your sitemap’s URL into the “Add a sitemap field”. If it is the first time you are submitting your site and don’t know when your site has the highest traffic, keep the option at default.
Now you will have to prove ownership of the site. To do so, copy and paste the meta tag Bing Webmaster Tools provides you with into the head tag of your site’s default page.
Once copied, click on “Verify” and that’s it. You have now successfully submitted your website’s sitemap to Bing webmaster tools, meaning that your site will be indexed by both Bing and Yahoo.