Verifying A Site With Bing Webmaster Tools


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Bing Webmaster Tools can be a powerful way to enhance your site's visibility in both Bing and Yahoo! search results. ContentActivator encourages all sites to take advantage of this tool. You can easily add your Bing Webmaster Tools account information to your site Settings section. The steps below will walk you through the entire process of setting up and adding your Bing Webmaster Tools account.
Step 1: Set up A Bing Webmaster Tools Account
Go to http://www.bing.com/toolbox/webmaster and log in using your Microsoft account.
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Step 2: Add Your Site
In Bing Webmaster Tools, click  "Add A Site" to add your site to your account. It will ask for your URL and your sitemap. ContentActivator has already created a sitemap.xml file for you that lives at the root directory of your website. For example for contentactivator.com, the sitemap.xml file lives at contentactivator.com/sitemap.xml.
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Step 3: Obtain Verification Meta Tag
In Bing Webmaster Tools, go to Configure My Site > Verify Ownership to obtain your site verification tags. Select Option 2, to verify your site using the meta tag option.  Copy the ID in the meta tag.
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Step 4: Add the Meta Tag to Your Site
In the ContentActivator app, go to Settings > Integrations to add the
Bing Webmaster Tools tag to your site. By simply adding your Bing Webmaster Tools meta tag ID, the Bing Webmaster Tools code will be added to every page of
your site in the proper location within published HTML code.
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Step 5: Publish Your Site
By publishing your site, you're publishing the newly added Bing Webmaster Tools verification code to your website. This will allow you to verify your site.
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Step 6: Verify Your Site
In Bing Webmaster Tools, go to My Site > Verify Ownership and click VERIFY at the bottom of the page. Verification should now be complete. Over the next several days, your site will start to collect some data within Bing Webmaster Tools and you will be able to view expanded analytics around your site's search visibility.
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