Invite Bing, Microsoft Search Engine, to Crawl and Index Your Blog Pages
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Invite Bing, Microsoft Search Engine, to Crawl and Index Your Blog Pages

Here is a good way to invite more traffic to visit your web site or blog to get more visitors on your published articles...

Get More Traffic on your Web Site, Blog or Published Articles

You want to make your pages visible on the World Wide Web based upon their unique content, keywords and relevance to the search parameters. We all understand that. How can we speed-up the process? By inviting web crawlers to visit and index your pages.

You can invite BING, formerly Microsoft’s Search Engine, to visit and drill-down through your pages. It is pretty easy. Here is what you can do.

sign-in page to submit your blog site's URL to BING, the former Microsoft Search Engine

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First, visit BING WEBMASTER TOOLS (image above shows sign-in page) and log-in using your Windows LiveID (hotmail, Messenger or Xbox Live account.) Enter the URL of your blog (and sitemap URL, if you have one) and submit the form. My blog is at http://random-timelines.blogspot.com and will be the URL that I will submit.

After you submit the URL to your blog, there will be a verification code given you. You may chose between either an XML file that contains this code that you place in the root directory of your site, or you may chose to place a META tag in the HTML of the template. The second method is probably the easiest option. Either option works fine.

I use blogspot.com and don’t have access to place files in the root directory at the server-level , thus I chose the simpler option of adding the META tag. Place the output META tag AFTER the “<HEAD>” tag, or anywhere BEFORE the closing “</head>” tag in your blog template. See image below to see where I placed my verification META tag. Don't forget to SAVE your changes.

adding the META tag AFTER the '<head>' tag, but BEFORE the closing '</HEAD>' tag

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After you paste your META code into the "<head>" section of your blog, SAVE the template.

This META tag is a ‘verification’ file that BING will find, and thus understand that you have given permission for BING to ‘drill down’ through your previous blog pages, and present these pages in user’s SEARCH results upon their network. On your blog site (blogspot template depicted above) you click LAYOUT - HTML then add the META tag given you anywhere between the "<head>" and "</head>" tags. This is the only proper place to add a META tag and it may not function or be verified if it is not placed in the "head" section of the document.

Next, verify that the number is shown as in the image below. You can see that my blogsite, random-timelines.blogspot.com is shown with the verification number also present. Using this method you can add additional sites that you control like personal web pages that have multiple pages and need more traffic, or even published articles on popular writing sites online.

verification number for adding your blog to BING

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Submit Manually to BING, Invitation to Crawl your site

Getting Listed in Search Engines is Important

Another really fast way to get your site or article listed with BING is to ‘suggest’ it, using the BING Submit URL form. This ‘suggests’ your site to BING and invite the web crawler to visit your page. This method does not require a META tag or XML file and while it does not guarantee inclusion, if your site offers any kind of decent content it will most likely be included in a very short while. Notice that you must complete a CAPTCHA verification field first. This is to ensure that you are a human and not a spam-bot.

submit your blog URL manually to BING

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Comments (2)
dv0rsky

Thanks, that was helpful!

Hope that bing generates same traffic as does Google :)

Ranked #5 in Blogging

Very well explained. There isn't a way to add Meta Tags to Factiodz articles is there? Are Meta Tags still relavent with the new Panda?

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