How to add your website to Bing Webmaster Tools

Yoast SEO allows you to connect your site to Bing Webmaster Tools. By connecting your website to Bing Webmaster Tools, you will be able to track how Bing is crawling your website. In this article, we’ll walk you through the steps of connecting your website to Bing Webmaster Tools.

Please note:
1) You must have an account with Microsoft in order to connect your site to Bing Webmaster Tools.
2) If you already verified your site with Google Search Console, you can skip verifying with Yoast SEO, and leave the Bing verification code input filed in Yoast SEO blank.

Adding your site to Bing Webmaster Tools with Yoast SEO

  1. Go to Bing Webmaster Tools.

  2. Enter your site URL address in the ‘Enter your site URL’ field.

    When you’ve filled in your site URL, click ‘Add’.
    Screenshot of the option to add a site in Bing Webmaster Tools

  3. Select the option to verify your site using an HTML meta tag.

    Select the option called ‘HTML Meta Tag’.
    Screenshot of verifying your site with Bing Webmaster Tools

  4. Click the ‘Copy’ button to copy the meta tag.

    Screenshot of the "Copy" button in Bing Webmaster Tools

  5. Log in to your WordPress website.

    When you’re logged in, you will be in your ‘Dashboard’. 

  6. Click on ‘Yoast SEO’.

    On the left-hand side, you will see a menu. In that menu, click on ‘Yoast SEO’.
    Screenshot of the "Yoast SEO" menu item.

  7. Click on ‘Settings’.

    The ‘Yoast SEO’ settings will expand, providing you with additional options. Click on ‘Settings’.
    Screenshot of the settings menu item in Yoast SEO

  8. Click on ‘Site connections’.

    In the Yoast SEO settings menu, click ‘Site connections’.
    Screenshot of the 'Site connections' menu item in the Yoast SEO settings.

  9. Add the code under ‘Bing’.

    Paste the code you just copied in the input field below ‘Bing’.
    Screenshot of the Site connections settings in Yoast SEO, highlighting the Bing input field.

  10. Click ‘Save changes’.

  11. Switch back to Bing Webmaster Tools and click ‘Verify’.

    Screenshot of the Verify button in Bing Webmaster Tools.

Note: Your sitemap will most likely show up as pending and will be crawled shortly. It may take a few hours to a few days.

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