Feb 12, 2012

How to submit a sitemap to Bing

How to submit a sitemap to bing. Read following. It is very easy.


A Sitemap file enables webmasters to identify the most important content pages on their site. However, Sitemap files are not automatically detected and read by search engines. By submitting your Sitemap file to Bing, it tells us where to find the file. That helps guide the Bing crawler to more content pages on your site. Sitemap files are most commonly created in XML format. However, Bing also supports Sitemap files created in RSS 2.0, Atom 0.3, Atom 1.0, and text formats.

Options: These are the options available by which anyone can be used to submit your sitemap to your site.

  1. Bing Webmaster Tools
  2. Ping service
  3. Reference in robot.txt file

Option details

There are multiple methods for webmasters to submit their Sitemap files to Bing:
  1. Bing Webmaster Tools

    You can sign in to Bing Webmaster Tools and use the Sitemaps tool. To submit your Sitemap files, follow these steps:
    1. Sign in to Bing Webmaster Tools.
    2. On the Home tab, click the registered site for which you want to submit a Sitemap file.
    3. Click the Crawl tab.
    4. Click Sitemaps.
    5. Click Add Feed.
    6. In the Add Feed dialog box, enter the URL and filename of your Sitemap file, such as http://www.mysite.com/sitemap.xml.
    7. Click Submit.
    noteNote
    • This is the preferred method for receiving Sitemap files.
    • There is no limit to the number of Sitemap files Bing Webmaster Tools can manage. However, if you have more than just a few Sitemap files to submit, we recommend that you create a single Sitemap index file that lists the other Sitemap files on your site. After you have submitted your Sitemap index file, remove the site’s other Sitemap files from Bing Webmaster Tools, as they are no longer necessary.
    • For more information about registering to use Bing Webmaster Tools, see How to register a site.
  2. Ping service

    Using your browser’s address bar, you can directly submit your Sitemap to Bing. Type the following:
    http://www.bing.com/webmaster/ping.aspx?sitemap=www.mysite.com/sitemap.xml
    substituting the full URL of your Sitemap file in place of the “mysite.com” example, and the full file name and file extension of your Sitemap file in place of the “sitemap.xml” example.
  3. Reference in robots.txt file

    If you are using a robots.txt file to instruct search engine bots which files and directories not to crawl and thus block them from indexing that content, you can add a new line at the end of that file that points to the URL of the primary Sitemap file. Type the following:
    Sitemap: http://www.mysite.com/sitemap.xml
    substituting the full URL of your Sitemap file in place of the “mysite.com” example, and the full file name and file extension of your Sitemap file in place of the “sitemap.xml” example. For more information about creating a robots.txt file, see How to create a robots.txt file.
Learn more about the sitemap protocol at Sitemaps.org.

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