HOW TO: Get Your Site Featured On Bing News

Bing NewsBing News (previously Live Search News) is a part of Microsoft’s Bing search engine. It is a search engine and aggregator specifically for news articles through a variety of trusted and credible internet news sources, including New York Times, Washington Post and Reuters (via Wikipedia).

Bing News is one of the popular News Aggregators owned by Microsoft and it gets good number of visitors everyday. Other popular News Aggregators include Yahoo! News, Google News, and Techmeme. All these sites have some option to submit your site, but Bing is quite different. Getting your site listed on Bing News is not an easy thing since they don’t provide a direct option to submit sites (as of now).

Getting Featured On Bing News [Simple Steps]

#1 – Though there is no direct option, Brett Yount (Ex-employee of Bing) from the Bing Webmaster Center said the way to be included in Bing News is a manual process. You just need to email and wait for their reply.

Suppose if you didn’t get a reply from them, Brett suggests this,

“There should be confirmation from the review team. If you did not get one, I suggest emailing them again.”

And you will probably get a reply like this from Bing,

“Please be assured that your submission is now noted and will be considered in a fair qualifying process.”

#2 – Submit your site to Bing, if you haven’t. Because first we want their web crawler, BingBot, to be familiar with our blogs URL and permalinks. Also recommended to submit to popular search engines.

#3 – Submit your Sitemap to Bing. Make use of Bing Webmaster Tools to improve your site’s SEO, submit your sites and XML-based Sitemaps to Bing

More From ‘HOW TO:’ Get Featured — Series

  • HOW TO: Get Your Site Featured On Yahoo! News
  • HOW TO: Get Your Site Featured On Google News
  • HOW TO: Get Your Photos Featured On Yahoo! News
  • HOW TO: Get Your Blog Featured On Techmeme

Though Bing is not reaching new heights, it will soon be gaining market, so nothing wrong in getting your site featured there.

19 thoughts on “HOW TO: Get Your Site Featured On Bing News”

  1. Hello, always i used to check webpage posts here early in
    the break of day, since i like to gain knowledge of more and more.

  2. This is something interesting and I will follow all three process for my new blog. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Do you really think it works? i tried mailing them once, but got no reply and as a matter of fact my site is listed on Bing. But as you suggested I have mailed them again..let’s see what do they reply!

  4. really great post…thanks for sharing i didn’t had heard about Bing News ever before..and Great Series too..

  5. OMG i am shocked to hear ! Bing news exist ? I am only familiar with google an yahoo news πŸ˜›
    But its good to learn about it , Not every blog can be featured in news section unless you break very special , very viral kinda post and that too first in the internet before anyone else just like mashable or techcrunch . Will check out Bing news … πŸ˜€

    • Yeah the most important and informative part of this article is that “email ID”. Will contact them soon, hope publishing email ID will not create a huge spam in their inbox. πŸ˜› Anyways a new search engine blekko is been launched to kill bing, yahoo, Google and all. πŸ™‚

      I am done with submitting all my site link into bing using the link given above. Hope it will be crawl soon.


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