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Submitting Your Sitemap and Verifying Your Site with Bing

Submitting your sitemap and verifying your site with Bing requires a free Microsoft account. If you don't already have an account, you can sign up for one.

Submitting Your Sitemap

1. Log into Bing Webmaster Tools and type your website into the Add a Site box and click Add.

Type your website into the Add a Site box and click Add

2. Type http://yourstore.com/xmlsitemap.php into the Add a sitemap box. Replace yourstore.com with your store's URL.

3. Fill in the rest of the required credentials, then Save.

Verifying Your Site

1. After submitting your sitemap, on the Verify ownership page, copy the meta tag under Option 2.

2. In a new browser tab or window, log in to your BigCommerce control panel and go to Advanced Settings › Web Analytics.

3. Check the box marked Google Analytics, then click Save. Click the Google Analytics tab.

4. Paste the code you copied from Bing Webmaster Tools into the Tracking Code box. If there are other tags in the box, paste the verification code below them. Save your changes.

Google Analytics check box and tab

5. Return to the browser tab or window with Bing Webmaster Tools, and click the verify button.

You should see your sitemap appear under the Sitemaps section of your Bing Webmaster dashboard, indicating that you've successfully verified your site and submitted your sitemap. It can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days to process submitted sitemaps.

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