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Bing Webmaster Tools

    The very large "10 books in 1" tome, "Building Websites (all in one) for Dummies", 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. But. No. 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 domain is purchased through them. (I'm not sure it worked. You'd t