Aug 202015
 

Submit your site to Bing and Yahoo

Previously we talked about How Does My Website Get Found?  Basically, the search engines, such as Bing and Yahoo, must know that your site exists so it can be indexed.  Here are the basics of what you need to do to submit your site to Bing and Yahoo!.

Microsoft Bing

Submit to Bing: http://www.bing.com/toolbox/submit-site-url

Yahoo!

Submit to Yahoo: http://search.yahoo.com/info/submit.html

Note that Yahoo! is now part of Microsoft Bing.  It is a bit more complicated to submit your site to Yahoo! because it is a search engine and it is also a directory.  Normally you can just use the “Submit Your Site for Free” process to get your site’s URL indexed.

If, however, you want your site to be categorized in Yahoo’s Directory then you will need to have a Microsoft Account (click here to create a new Microsoft Account).  Once you have an account then you can use the Bing Webmaster Tools to get your site into Bing and Yahoo!’s directories.

Bing Webmaster Guidelines

For more information about Bing (and Yahoo!’s guidelines for improving your SEO), have a look at their Webmaster Guidelines.

Getting help from the experts

Whilst there is nothing to stop you from doing all of this yourself, companies (like the experts at Rapidpage.ca) have many years experience in doing this and can help you get the desired results without you having to personally wade through all of this technical mumbo jumbo.