Sitemap submission, if required have a long and tricky procedure. Learn through the article detailed below on how to submit sitemap yahoo.
Yahoo is a widely used web portal and search engine site which makes it very popular among users worldwide. This is the reason no webmaster can ignore Yahoo and they have to submit their website sitemap to Yahoo Site Explorer. It is also necessary since it helps the web users to connect to your site. It also helps to get facts and figures about your store from webmaster tools
The first step is to enable the sitemap on your website and generate a sitemap.xml file. It is very easy to submit sitemap file to Yahoo Site Explorer. It can be done by adding link of the sitemap to the search engine.
Previously sitemap were submitted using Yahoo Site Explorer, but now Yahoo has changed its algorithms to Bing search engine. Hence, Yahoo Site Explorer is now Bing Webmaster Tools. Now, website owners have to submit sitemaps to Bing Webmaster Tools. It helps webmasters to make their website live on two search engines by submitting it to Bing.
To submit sitemap to Yahoo Site Explorer or Bing:
Open ‘Bing Webmaster Tools’ for submitting the sitemap.
‘Sign in’ with a hotmail ID or register as a new user.
To register as a new user, click ‘Sign up with Microsoft account’ and fill-in the required information. Click ‘Sign up’.
Once new account is registered, ‘Sign in’ to the Bing Webmaster Tools.
Enter the URL of the site you want to submit in the ‘Add a Site’ field. Click ‘Add’.
Now a webpage, ‘About my site’ will open asking for the details of the website.
Enter the URL of your sitemap in the ‘Add a sitemap’ field.
Also, fill the complete information about yourself (or the owner of the website), most important being your name, company’s name and your country.
Click the ‘Save’ button at the bottom of the screen.
To verify the ownership for your website
Verification is another important step taken by Bing Webmaster Tools for the authentication of the website being added.
Once you have submitted your sitemap to Bing, another page opens for the verification of your website. There are three options available to verify the ownership of a website.
1. Place an XML file on your web server
Download a file BingSiteAuth.xml from the page.
Upload it to your website.
Click on verify button at the bottom of the page.
2. Add a <meta> tag in your web page
Add the <meta> tag which have the authentication code to the <head> section of your webpage created by the Bing Webmaster Tools.
Once done, come back to Bing page and click ‘verify’. It will add your sitemap to the search engine.
3. Add CNAME record to DNS
Add the CNAME record with the given name and value so that your DNS provider will resolve a host in order to verify your authenticity.
Click on ‘verify’.
Once it’s determined that sitemap have no error, Yahoo and Bing will check your website and start indexing it. Generally, Yahoo and Bing take 2-3 days to start showing your website as a result for queries.
Also, Bing Webmaster Tools help a webmaster to check their website traffic. It allows you see all the pages indexed by Yahoo or Bing search. You can remove a particular web page from the search index or get a higher rank for your website using Bing Webmaster Tools.