Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Submit Your Blog/Website's sitemap to MSN

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This post will show you how you can submit your Blogger or self hosted blog/website to MSN. If you want to submit your wordpress.com blog to MSN, click here.

Submitting your blog/website to search engines like Google, Yahoo, and MSN can help them index your blog/website efficiently. Thus increasing the visibility of you blog/website to your visitors. Before you want to continue you need to sign up an account with MSN.

  • Sign up Webmaster Center Live Search here and it is Free
  • Next log in to that account, click on Add a site button to add your blog/website.
  • Fill in the information in the empty fields. See the screenshot below:

  • Click Submit button to submit your blog/website to it.
  • It will generate a piece of code that you can add to your blog/website section. See below:
  • Once you have done that, click on OK button to proceed and that is it. If you want to add more blogs/websites, then you just have to repeat the above steps.
  • Click on each web address that you’ve just submitted, MSN Webmaster Tools will show you how many pages are being indexed in Summary. Results for page not found (404) are shown under Crawl Issues. Backlinks will show you who are linking to your blog/website. Outbound Links will show you web pages your blog/website are linking to. See also Keywords and Sitemaps below:
  • Now you can observe how your blog/website does by log in your account regularly.

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5 comments:

Freshhome said...
February 3, 2009 at 1:16 PM  

I would like to know why I add my blog here: http://freshhome.wordpress.com
to MSN. I didn't find "the Verification", so I cannot choose "Look for a META tag...". Would you help me? I would like to thank for your help.

Anonymous said...
February 4, 2009 at 1:32 PM  

go to http://webmaster.live.com/webmaster/WebmasterAddSitesPage.aspx and add ur site. since u have already added the site an error saying "This site has already been added to your account." shall appear. click on Your Sites and then select the web address. u will automatically be redirected to the verification page. if not it will automatically look for the authentication code on ur site.

Freshhome said...
March 14, 2009 at 4:18 PM  

Dear friend,
I have already done what you guide but I have some problem. Could you check for me here:
Authenticating Access to Website

We are unable to authenticate your permission to access this website. We tried both authentication methods and received the following errors with each:

XML File Authentication - We were not able to locate your authorization code.

HTML META Tag - We were not able to locate your authorization code.

For more information, please refer to the Authentication Error Messages page, or the Authentication Information page for more information on how to properly configure your site for authentication.

I have already got their code and post on my blog by I don't know why there is error.
Have you suggest the solution?
Thanks

Siddhartha said...
March 15, 2009 at 8:27 AM  

Dear Freshhome

Since your blog is wordpress.com hosted you do not need to submit your blog's sitemap to MSN manually. WordPress does it automatically for you. See http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2008/06/16/xml-sitemaps/ for more info.
Even my wordpress blog isn't authenticated with MSN but it does appear in their search results.

If you still want to go ahead with the authentication, buy a wordpress upgrade to edit CSS and add the meta tag. But believe me you do not need to do this. :-)

Siddhartha said...
March 15, 2009 at 8:29 AM  

Also refer to http://www.techrecipe.co.cc/2009/01/submit-wordpresscom-blogs-sitemap-to.html

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