Earlier today we shared 5 Bing SEO Tips and how Bing is starting to generate a good amount of traffic to our websites. Compete.com says Bing is the #13 trafficked website on the web now so it’s a good time to learn how to optimize your website for Bing.
Here are three tips to optimize your website for Bing – beyond basic SEO.
1. Submit Your URL To Bing
Go to http://www.bing.com/docs/submit.aspx to submit your URL to Bing so it knows to index it.
And enter your URL….
2. Add Bing to your XML Sitemap
We are using the Google XML Sitemaps plugin for WordPress to magically generate our sitemap xml and robots.txt files based on our preferences. If you are using this you’ll want to select the option to allow the MSNBot in and ping Bing when you have updates. If you don’t use this plugin or don’t use WordPress you will likely need to do this manually.
3. Use Bing Webmaster Central
If you are not using Bing Webmaster Central – you should. Much like Google Webmaster tools this gives you a dashboard into how the Bing engine sees and indexes your website. Not only does this give you valuable information on how your site ranks – it seems to make you more favorable in rankings.
Do you have any questions on optimizing your website for Bing? Any tips that we haven’t mentioned? Let us know in the comments!