How To Use The Latest Bing URL Submission Plugin?

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Recently, Bing announced its WordPress plugin named Bing URL Submission Plugin. The plugin will automatically submit newly published pages and posts to Bing for indexing. Thus, helping you to get your context index faster in the Bing search engine.

The plugin looks for recently updated or published content and automatically submits it to the Bing bot for indexing. However, you can choose to turn off this feature and manually provide URLs for indexing.

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For anyone running larger CMS platforms and having the technical resources, I recommend trying out the Bing URL and Content Submission API, as it lets you submit 10,000 URLs per day. On the other side, with the Bing URL Submission Plugin, you will only be able to submit 10 URLs per day automatically.

Here’s the tweet from the official Bing Webmaster Twitter team.

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Features of the Bing URL Submission Plugin

  • Choose to automatically submit new URLs or manually submit them via the plugin.
  • See new URLs submitted by the plugin.
  • Resubmit URLs if failed from the recent lists.
  • Export recently submitted URLs for analysis.

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How to use the Bing WordPress plugin to get your content index faster?

Step 1: The first step is to install the WordPress plugin. Go to your WordPress dashboard’s Plugins tab and select the Add New option from the top.

Now, search for “Bing URL Submission” and install the plugin, as shown in the screenshot below.

install bing url submission wordpress plugin

After the plugin gets installed, activate it, and you will see the Bing Webmaster option in the left panel.

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Step 2: Now, to configure the plugin, click on the Bing Webmaster option, where you have to paste Bing Webmaster API key to activate it. In the next step, I will show you how to generate the API key.

add bing webmaster api

Step 3: To generate the Bing Webmaster API key, you should have a webmaster account. If you don’t have it, you will first have to create one and add your website.

select webmaster api

After logging in to your webmaster tool, select the Webmaster API option from the menu on the left pane, as shown in the screenshot above.

Step 4: Now, click on the GENERATE button to get your API key, as shown in the screenshot below.

bing webmaster api

Step 5: In this final step, all you have to do is copy your API key, paste it into the Bing URL Submission Plugin dashboard, and click on the Start using plugin button.

Congratulations! You have now successfully configured the Bing URL Submission Plugin. By default, every time you publish or update a post or page on your WordPress blog, this plugin will automatically submit it to Bing webmaster. However, there is a limit of 10 URLs per day.

Final Words

Bing’s new WordPress plugin will help publishers with little technical expertise and resources automate manually submitting URLs to Bing webmaster tools. I don’t know how much impact it will have on the loading speed of websites, but I will get back with a more detailed review in the future after exploring it a bit more.

Get the Bing URL Submission Plugin.

If you are a developer, you explore the plugin code on GitHub.