With all the hub bub about Microsoft’s new search engine Bing, I decided to check out what the process is to submit your blog or website to Bing and compare it to the Google process.
By submitting your website to a search engine, you are making sure they include you in their indexing of the web. It can’t be a bad idea to get this done quickly and while the site is still getting its act together.
How To Submit Website to Bing
First things first, just like all Microsoft products, if you want to interact with it you will need a Windows Live ID. Then, you will need to visit this site:
All you need to do is fill out your website’s complete URL in this format: http://www.makeuseof.com and if you have a sitemap, you can insert its URL in second line. Next, you need to input your contact email address and select if you want news updates for webmasters.
That’s it! It is as simple as that. While you are in there, you can have Bing verify that your Robots.txt file is being read properly as well as a website verifier and keyword research tool.
After you have submitted your site, you will apparently see an influx of traffic from Bing in as little as 48 hours! If and when you do submit your site, come back and let us know in the comments, how it has improved your site’s traffic.
How To Submit Website to Google
The process is almost identical to Google, as we will see now. To submit your site or blog to Google, you would visit this website:
There, you will need to log in with your Google ID.
Once you are logged in, you can type in your site’s address and click on Add Site like you see below:
You may also add a site map and get it verified. Verification involves adding some code to your Index.html so that Google can crawl it and make sure you are who you say you are!
Have you submitted your blog or website to these or other search engines? Which has brought you the best results? Share them with us in the comments!
Tried Bing? Not sure it’s better than Google? Find out by reading my post on Bing vs Google.