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Verify ownership of your site with Bing Webmaster Tools using meta tag authentication. First you will need to create and sign into your Bing Webmaster Tools account. From this account, you will receive a authentication code which can be pasted into the Advanced SEO Settings of your Wix site.

 

1. To copy your authentication code: Click here and follow the instructions for Option 2: Copy and paste a <meta> tag in your default webpage

 

Note: The authentication code that is displayed is a sample code, you will need to sign in to your own Bing Webmaster Tools to receive your own authentication code.

 

2. To paste the authentication code into your Wix site: From the left side of the Editor, click Settings > click SEO (Google) > click Advanced SEO Settings, paste the code > click Apply.

 

Note: After pasting the code, you cannot add additional text or codes. If you wish to add multiple codes (eg. for Google and Bing), they must be added together. If you have already added one of the codes, please copy it, delete the current entry, and paste it together with the new code before clicking Apply.

 

3. To complete the process: In your Bing Webmaster Tools, click Verify.

If Bing Webmaster Tools is able to verify your site, the information will appear immediately. If you receive a red error message, it means that the verification process was not successful. If this is the case, please start the verification process again.

 

For more information about adding Header Code Meta Tags, click here

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  • kpao05

    Replied by kpao05 June 9, 2014

    How do I input the meta tag for Bing verification?

    How do I input the meta tag for Bing verification?

    • Nati Wix Team

      Replied by Nati June 9, 2014

      Hey kpao05,

       

      ​Thank you for contacting Wix support.

       

      Please read the Best Reply above to verify your website with Bing Webmaster Tools.

       

      We are here should you need any further assistance.

      Best Regards, Nati - Wix Support Team
  • bi4048

    Replied by bi4048 May 9, 2014

    Thank you, I followed your instructions, but used Google Toolmaster Tools to verify and it worked great! 

    • Daniel M Wix Team

      Replied by Daniel M May 10, 2014

      Glad it worked! Please let us know should you require any further assistance,

      - Daniel M, Wix team.
  • chameleonp

    Replied by chameleonp March 9, 2014

    Hi.  I've been trying to get our website verified for days via Bing Webmaster Tools and keep getting the following error message.  I have tried adding the meta tag to the advance section of the WIX SEO setting and adding the CNAME to our WIX account but no luck.  This is Bing's error message:

    Meta Tag
    URL http://216.185.152.154/
    HTTP Error: Status Code 404. We did not receive a 200 (OK) response when requesting your page. Please make sure the URL to your authentication file exist and try again.


    DNS
    URL 6a46225a1c56270202ec832f04011a6a.216.185.152.154
    Canonical Name Records No data available
    We did not detect verify.bing.com in the CNAME records for the host.

    • Elia Wix Team

      Replied by Elia March 9, 2014

      Hi,

      Have you followed the best reply to this topic?

      Please provide us with a detailed outline of the steps you have taken until this point, so we may replicate the process from our end in finding a solution.
      -Where do you see it on your site, i.e. what page?
      -What component in the editor is causing the problem (i.e. text box)?

      *Please include screen shots, if possible.

      Thank you for your cooperation and we await your reply.

      Elia - Wix Support
    • chameleonp

      Replied by chameleonp March 12, 2014

      I always make a point of trying to find an answer to my problem via internet or your faq or forums before I even pose the question on here....so yes,  I have tried countless times and the solution does not work.  I have sent an email in reply with the screen shot of Bing's meta tag on my advanced SEO settings and domain DNS for bing to verify via verify.bing.com plus I've included bing's error message. Instead of copying the copy which has not worked, I have even tried manually entering it as some programs don't seem to like copied text.

    • chameleonp

      Replied by chameleonp March 12, 2014

      Sorry, just noticed that I can't reply via email.  Here are the screenshots.

    • Ritti Wix Team

      Replied by Ritti March 12, 2014

      Hi,

      I can see that the verification is associated with your site:

      Please make sure that the code is indeed correct.

      Please try to do the process from the beginning - if you still get this error please click here.

      Best, Ritti
    • chameleonp

      Replied by chameleonp March 24, 2014

      Wow, that's the best answer you can give?  Not a solution at all.  You're the professional and should be able to see the code and see what's wrong.  You're right anyways, Bing is a lot more professional and managed to take care of the problem without an excuse.

    • Natty

      Replied by Natty March 24, 2014

      Hi,

      Has this issue been resolved via bing?

      Please let us know should you require further assistance. 

  • chameleonp

    Replied by chameleonp March 9, 2014

    Allow user to add owner verification from search engine to our website

    Please allow website owners (own our own domain name and have it pointed to our WIX website) to upload a verification code/txt to the root directory of our website so BING can verify we are the owner.

    • Mascha Wix Team

      Replied by Mascha March 9, 2014

      Hi chameleonp,

       

      Please read the Best Reply above to verify your website with Bing Webmaster Tools.

       

      Thanks,

      Mascha, Support-Team Wix
  • dimovamil4

    Replied by dimovamil4 February 20, 2014

    Hi, I tried so hard to follow your instructions for google webmaster tools but "alternate methods" don't appear to me so please do it instead of me please, I really don't understand anything about all this gogole things.

    It appeared that my milleflowers.net has the following problems according to google please fix them for me as it is a big mess in my head and I am so worried. I have nobody else to ask for help and you know best how to solve them and I see that they are very important:

    Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content

    Your page has 6 blocking script resources and 4 blocking CSS resources. This causes a delay in rendering your page.

    None of the above-the-fold content on your page could be rendered without waiting for the following resources to load. Try to defer or asynchronously load blocking resources, or inline the critical portions of those resources directly in the HTML.

    Remove render-blocking JavaScript:

    http://static.wix.com/….0/client/js/userApi_v2.js?cacheKiller=1
    http://static.wix.com/…0/user-api/user-api.min.js?cacheKiller=1
    http://static.wix.com/….6/javascript/core/utils/mobile_utils.js
    http://static.wix.com/…6/javascript/wysiwyg/viewer/preloader.js
    http://static.parastorage.com/…trap/2.753.6/javascript/bootstrap.min.js
    http://static.parastorage.com/…services/web/2.753.6/deployviewer.min.js

    Optimize CSS Delivery of the following:

    http://static.wix.com/…es/web/2.753.6/css/wysiwyg/preloader.css
    http://static.parastorage.com/…s/web/2.753.6/css/wysiwyg/viewer.min.css
    http://static.parastorage.com/….6/css/wysiwyg/user-site-fonts/latin.css
    http://fonts.googleapis.com/…,b,i,bi|Spinnaker:n,b,i,bi|&subset=latin

    Consider Fixing:

    Enable compression

    Compressing resources with gzip or deflate can reduce the number of bytes sent over the network.
    Enable compression for the following resources to reduce their transfer size by 44.7KiB (84% reduction).

    Compressing http://static.parastorage.com/services/skins/2.753.6/index.json could save 19KiB (87% reduction).
    Compressing http://static.parastorage.com/services/web/2.753.6/index.json could save 13.4KiB (85% reduction).
    Compressing http://static.parastorage.com/services/core/2.753.6/index.json could save 6.3KiB (84% reduction).
    Compressing http://static.parastorage.com/services/bootstrap/2.753.6/index.json could save 3.3KiB (80% reduction).
    Compressing http://static.parastorage.com/…editoruirefactorphase1/1.32.0/index.json could save 2.1KiB (69% reduction).
    Compressing http://static.parastorage.com/services/wixapps/2.332.1/index.json could save 628B (69% reduction).

    Prioritize visible content

    Minify JavaScript

    Optimize images

    Minify HTML

    • Alina Wix Team

      Replied by Alina February 20, 2014

      Hey, 

      I am sorry you are experiencing difficulties. 
       

      You can add header codes to the <head> section of your site for verification or authorship approval. Header code supported services include Google Webmaster toolsBing Webmaster ToolsTwitter CardsPinterest VerificationAlexa site owner claim, and more. 

       

      To add header codes to your site from the editor, click 'Settings' > 'SEO (Google)' > 'Advanced SEO Settings', paste the code, and click 'Apply'. 

       

      The code should follow this format:

      <meta name="google-site-verification" content="Code from Google Webmaster tools"/>
       

      Make sure to publish your site and complete the verification process with the third party service.*

       

      If you received an error when applying your code, please post it below and we will update it for you.

       

      For more information, click here, or watch the video below:



      Thanks, 
       
      Alina, Wix Support Team
    • dimovamil4

      Replied by dimovamil4 February 20, 2014

      Dear Alina,

      Thank you for your reply but from google webmaster tool I can't get to my meta code, I don't kmow how to find "alternate methods" this is what I see the picture I attach. I had the same problem when I wrote you.

      The second picture illustrates all the problems that google shows about my website milleflowers.net could you please assist me to help me fix them. Please, it is so important for me but I don't want to make a mistake and delite my website. I do believe that you will anser me and assist me and that you really can help me.

    • dimovamil4

      Replied by dimovamil4 February 20, 2014

      I know that it is a lot but if I can't make it without your kind assistance. I have so high oppinion about wix team. Please help me in real with real solutions or suggestions about the two lists with problems. Please dear wix team....:)

    • dimovamil4

      Replied by dimovamil4 February 20, 2014

      Hi, I think that I am ready with the first problem and the meta code is done. If you can check if it is really corect I will appreciate it.

      But the long sheet with problems that google detected is still available to be fixed. With your kind assistance I hope that tomorrow I will accomplish all the points of it. I still  can't find milleflowers.net in google and this is a huge drama for me ...Here is the list for just in case as every time different wix team member  is answering.

    • Elia Wix Team

      Replied by Elia February 20, 2014

      Please be aware that it can take from 1 to 3 months for Google to update its database and for your site to be indexed. Finding your site using your relevant keywords may take even more time.

       

      One way to speed up this process is to submit your website directly to search engines.

      You can submit your website directly to Google here.
      You can submit your website directly to Bing here.
       

      Wix guarantees that all of the text and meta tags on your site are being scanned by search engines, however we cannot guarantee that Google will choose to assign your website a high rank, this part is up to you.

       

      Make sure that your websites content has been optimized in accordance with the advice offered in our SEO Learning Center. We also recommend that you use the SEO Wizard & Monitoring tool for a more in depth analysis of your site’s SEO.

       

      Regarding the suggestions from Google's test, please note that it does not apply to your Wix site.

      If you need further assistance or information, please let us know, 

      Elia - Wix Support
  • Jo Wix Team

    Replied by Jo December 25, 2013

    Verify ownership of your site with Bing Webmaster Tools using meta tag authentication. First you will need to create and sign into your Bing Webmaster Tools account. From this account, you will receive a authentication code which can be pasted into the Advanced SEO Settings of your Wix site.

     

    1. To copy your authentication code: Click here and follow the instructions for Option 2: Copy and paste a <meta> tag in your default webpage

     

    Note: The authentication code that is displayed is a sample code, you will need to sign in to your own Bing Webmaster Tools to receive your own authentication code.

     

    2. To paste the authentication code into your Wix site: From the left side of the Editor, click Settings > click SEO (Google) > click Advanced SEO Settings, paste the code > click Apply.

     

    Note: After pasting the code, you cannot add additional text or codes. If you wish to add multiple codes (eg. for Google and Bing), they must be added together. If you have already added one of the codes, please copy it, delete the current entry, and paste it together with the new code before clicking Apply.

     

    3. To complete the process: In your Bing Webmaster Tools, click Verify.

    If Bing Webmaster Tools is able to verify your site, the information will appear immediately. If you receive a red error message, it means that the verification process was not successful. If this is the case, please start the verification process again.

     

    For more information about adding Header Code Meta Tags, click here

  • attackthedancefloor

    Replied by attackthedancefloor November 19, 2013

    Ive managed to get both Bing and Google Webmaster tools working on my site

    • Leah Wix Team

      Replied by Leah November 19, 2013

      Hey,

       

      That's great! It's possible to connect both, however we cannot support this feature.

       

      Please let us know if we could assist you further.

       

      Sincerely, Leah Wix Team
  • ale032

    Replied by ale032 October 14, 2013

    Hi

     

    When is Wix going to do something about this, Big Commerce has it, Wix is not very supportive with E-Commerce, we need to verify websites so we can provide links from or youtube videos. Sifting through forums is difficult. If Wix wants to sell E-Commerce. This is a huge must!

    • Ritti Wix Team

      Replied by Ritti October 14, 2013

      Hi,

      This feature is on our development roadmap and will be built in order of priority. Priority is based on the popularity of our Wishlist items, which is full to overflowing with your good ideas and feedback!
       

      You can keep up to date with what features are Coming Soon here.
       

      Please note that you can use Bing webmaster tools by verifying through DNS records. However, we don't provide support for this yet: 
       

      1. Go here and sign in.
      2. Click on 'Home' > Add Site > type in your domain name and click on 'submit' > select option 3: Add CNAME record to DNS;.
      3. Copy the part that looks like this '3a305822f57202f102f396a5b537519e' into the 'Alias Name:' field and 'verify.bing.com' into the 'Points to Host Name:' field then click on 'Update'.
      4. Follow the steps here to add the CNAME to your Wix Account OR request your domain host to add it for you if you are connected to Wix by pointing. After you have updated your CNAME record, go back to Bing Webmaster tool and click on 'Verify'.

       

      Best, Ritti
  • DistinctiveWeb

    Replied by DistinctiveWeb October 1, 2013

    Hi all

    This is a repost of a post I did under Google webmaster tools

    I've noticed a lot of people are having the same issue I had when I first tried to get Google webmaster running with my site. I now have 5 sites all up and running and, am using Google webmaster tools and Bing webmaster tools successfully on all sites.

    I though I would share my process to possible aid you all successfully getting the webmaster tools to work with your sites.

    Firstly Google webmaster tools - Enter edit domain and create a new TXT record.

    Leave TXT name blank and enter the code from Google including the wording google-site-verification and the long string of letters and digits (see image below). Leave TTL at 1 hour. Click Add.on return to edit domain click save at the bottom.

    Return to the Google verification page and try to verify. This sometimes works more or less straight away but can take upto 72 hours.

     

    Now onto Bing - Edit domain again but this time create a CNAME (Aliases) record.

    In the Alias name enter the long string of letters and digits. In the points to enter verify.bing.com (be careful if coping and pasting to not include the full stop). See Above.

    Leave TTL as 1 hour, Click add to return to the edit domain screen then click save.

    Return to the Bing verification page and try to verify. This sometimes works more or less straight away but can take upto 72 hours.

    These will only work if your site i sup and running and correctly set up with the correct DNS records.

    Hope this helps, if you have any question or require and further help please feel free to contact me and I will try and help you when I can.

    If I have helped you please follow me on 

       

    Regards

    Will Brereoton info@distinctivewebsolutions.co.uk www.distinctivewebsolutions.co.uk
    • Tom Wix Team

      Replied by Tom October 1, 2013

      Thank you for sharing! I'm sure that other Wix users will be able to gain from it.

       

      Tom

      Wix Team

  • steve4nj

    Replied by steve4nj October 1, 2013

    United Domains wont let me modify the Cname because it points to Wix. Wix cant explain to me how to add a meta tag so Bing can verify. what the hell am i supposed to do now!??!?!?!

    • Omer Wix Team

      Replied by Omer October 1, 2013

      Hey,

       

      Since you are using the Wix nameservers, you need to add the Cname through Wix.

      Follow the steps here to add the CNAME to your Wix Account

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