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Bing is Removing its Public URL Submission Tool

September 18, 2018 / Matt Southern

Bing is shuttering its public URL submission tool, which allowed people to anonymously submit URLs to Bing’s index. Going forward, submitting URLs to Bing’s index will have to be done through Bing Webmaster Tools. Previously, Bing’s public URL submission tool allowed anyone to submit web pages whether they were signed in or not. Bing says this change is being made to improve quality control of the pages being submitted. Site owners now have to log in and verify their site in Bing Webmaster Tools before being able to submit URLs. Bing Webmaster Tools supports Google and Facebook authentication, as well as existing Microsoft accounts, which makes the login process a simple one. Once a site has been added to Bing Webmaster Tools and verified, the URL submission tool can be found within the ‘Configure My Site’ menu options.