Wordpress & Web Development

How To Submit Your Website To Bing & Google For More Traffic

Karl L. Gechlik 11-06-2009

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: //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!

Related topics: Google, Microsoft Bing, SEO, Webmaster Tools.

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  1. Abhishek
    November 4, 2009 at 8:02 am

    Thanks for the information...very useful for SEO beginners like me.

  2. Plotki
    November 1, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Sorry but bing it 's popular onlu in USA
    I'm from Poland ;-)

  3. don luttrull
    October 27, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Great post and will help many out

  4. Arnold
    September 17, 2009 at 4:12 am

    Thanks for all

  5. Internet Threat
    August 26, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Thanks , just went through this process using your easy instructions. Good post!

  6. Bill Guinee
    July 4, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    I am totally confused about the next steps which weren't mentioned in the article. With both Bing and Google, I was then asked to insert a meta tag into the home page for verification. I am using a WordPress blog and cant find any way to edit the html to insert this tag. How do you do it?

    • Pearl Davis
      December 10, 2009 at 7:28 pm

      Google makes it difficult for a self-hosted WordPress Blog to get verified. This plug-in, AOF SEO Site Verifier WordPress, from [Broken URL Removed] does the job for Google, Yahoo!, and MSN. You might also want to read WordPress information on meta tags, how to edit your php pages to create meta tags, why meta tags are important, etc: http://codex.wordpress.org/Meta_Tags_in_WordPress.

  7. khalid
    June 30, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    If u want to see how

  8. John
    June 16, 2009 at 12:56 am

    To submit your sitemap to ask.com simply change this URL to your site name...submissions.ask.com/ping?sitemap=http://yoursitehere.com/sitemap.xml...Then visit the site by pasting the url into the address bar in your browser..It will tell you right off if it worked or not.

  9. rakesh
    June 13, 2009 at 10:41 am

    Great !! I was really looking for ways to submit to Bing !!

  10. david
    June 12, 2009 at 6:15 am

    Do other search engines (like ask.com for example) give the possibility to suggest a site?

    What other search engines should be on your list? The other engines aren't as widely used, but they are used. Losing their trafic would be a shame if it only needed a few clicks.

  11. Jerry
    June 11, 2009 at 8:42 am

    If u want to see how careful Microsoft was Bing, try this. Type in "best browswer".

  12. Jerry
    June 11, 2009 at 8:41 am

    If u want to see how careful Microsoft was Bing, try this? Type in "best browswer".

  13. PhaoLoo
    June 11, 2009 at 8:20 am

    Basic and informative guidelines. It will be more great if Yahoo is included in the list because they are 3 major search engines.

    • Karl L. Gechlik
      June 11, 2009 at 8:26 am

      I will see what I can find out for you. If anyone else out there wants to respond with their 2 cents please let us know in the comments!