Adding URL to Yahoo - has anyone else found this complicated?

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  1. Sarah Galli profile image73
    Sarah Galliposted 3 years ago

    It's easy to add the URL to google but with Yahoo, it's baffled me a bit. When I search 'add URL to Yahoo, I get links to the Yahoo submit URL page, then when I click on add URL that links with bing webmaster page.. bit confusing. Anyway after this point I have been asked to verify the ownership of my page by the Bing site and I can only do this by adding HTML to my hub or by adding and .xml file to the hub - neither of which I think are possible on hubpages? Maybe I am wrong since I am not too technical. Any help and advice gratefully received.

    1. NateB11 profile image92
      NateB11posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Bing now owns Yahoo. So, adding your subdomain to Bing is the same as adding it to Yahoo.

      You can add Bing Webmaster Tools here at HP by going to My Account, Profile and then Account Settings; you have to answer a security question. Once in there you will see where to add code for Bing. You get the code from Bing is what I remember, when you add your site to Bing Webmaster Tools.

  2. Sarah Galli profile image73
    Sarah Galliposted 3 years ago

    Thanks so much Bing, will have a go now

  3. Sarah Galli profile image73
    Sarah Galliposted 3 years ago

    I mean thanks so much Nate!! Had a funny moment!

  4. Sarah Galli profile image73
    Sarah Galliposted 3 years ago

    Hi Nate, I had a go, followed your instructions and pasted the code that Bing webmaster tools gave me in the Acount Settings (though Bing gave me the code for an individual hubpage that I tried to add, rather than for the whole hub URL), and then saved it, tried to verify, and Bing gave me these messages:

    HTTP Error: Status Code 410. 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.

    <meta> tag not found before <body>: make sure you place the verification tag with the correct verification key (E70070096348923BA61888DA9D310FF2) in the <head> section and before the <body> tag in your page.

    I would really appreciate any more tips. Many thanks

    1. NateB11 profile image92
      NateB11posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It sounds to me that the URL you used might be incorrect; because it's given you a 410 error, which I think is a "not found" error. It also is asking you to make sure the URL exists. Are you using the URL to your subdomain (Hubpage); yours would be http://sarahgalli.hubpages.com/

      Also, here are additional instructions from the Learning Center http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/How- … ster-Tools ; it also provides a link to Bing's "help guide".

      1. Sarah Galli profile image73
        Sarah Galliposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Nate, thanks again, you are a star! Will have a bash now

  5. Sarah Galli profile image73
    Sarah Galliposted 3 years ago

    That's all done now, thanks for showing me that link Nate.

    1. NateB11 profile image92
      NateB11posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      No problem. Glad to help.

 
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