At Bing Webmaster Tools, we actively listen to the needs of webmasters. Verifying a website’s ownership had been reported as a pain-point in Bing Webmaster Tools. To simplify this process, we recently introduced a new method for webmasters to verify sites in Bing Webmaster Tools. Webmasters can now import their verified sites from Google Search Console into Bing Webmaster Tools.
The imported sites will be auto-verified thus eliminating the need for going through manual verification process.
Both Bing Webmaster Tools and Google Search Console use similar methods to verify the ownership of a website. Using this new functionality, webmasters can log into their Google Search Console account and import all the verified sites and their corresponding sitemaps to their Bing Webmaster Tools account.
Webmasters just need to follow 4 simple steps to import their site:
Step 1: Sign-in
to your Bing Webmaster Tools account or create a new one here
Navigate to My Sites page
on Bing Webmaster Tools and click Import
Step 3: Sign-in
with your Google Search Console account
and click Allow
to give Bing Webmaster Tools access to your list of verified sites and sitemaps
After authentication, Bing Webmaster Tools will display the list of verified sites present in your Google Search Console account along with the number of Sitemaps and corresponding role for each site. Select
the sites which you want to add to Bing Webmaster Tools and click Import
Webmasters can import multiple sites from multiple Google Search Console accounts. On successful completion, the selected sites will be added and automatically verified in Bing Webmaster Tools. Please note that it might take up to 48 hours to get traffic data for the newly verified websites.
Maximum 100 websites can be imported in one go. Please follow the above steps again in case you want to add more than 100 sites. The limit of 1000 sites addition per Bing Webmaster Tools account still applies.
Bing Webmaster Tools will periodically validate your site ownership status by syncing with your Google Search Console account. Therefore, it is necessary for your Bing Webmaster Tools account to have ongoing access to your Google Search Console account. If access to your Google Search Console account is revoked, you will then have to either import your sites again or verify your sites using other verification methods.
We hope that both Import from Google Search Console and Domain Connect
verification method will make the onboarding process easier for webmasters. We encourage you to sign up and leverage Bing Webmaster tools to help drive more users to your sites.
We want to hear from you!
As a reminder, you can always reach out to us and share feedback on Twitter
. If you encounter issues using this solution, please raise a service ticket
with our support team.
Bing Webmaster Tools team