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Bing Webmaster Tools

   An updated version of this post is on my Notion page. The very large "10 books in 1" tome, "Building Websites (all in one) for Dummies", is something I often peruse late at night. The ways of the Old Web give me comfort. But something caught my eye. 💡 "Submit a sitemap to Google and Bing. Yahoo uses the same search options as Bing, so no need for that." Now, this book is not new (There's a section on how you need to put in some XSS code to be able to take PayPal payments on your Webpress site - Is that still a thing?). So, I thought the idea of sitemaps was long gone. However - sitemaps are still in use today! What is a Sitemap? It's an XML file optimized for search engines to find your website, listing every page on your website. "Spiders" crawl pages to index for search engines. Why Bing? I use Bing for my regular searching on the web. I also submitted my sitemap to Google, as my blog is hosted on their platform and my doma