Note: httpMessage value should be the base64 encoded version.
XML response sample:
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
See how our partners are benefitting from these APIs
LinkedIn now uses the URL submission API to notify Bing about updates to
profiles and job postings. This cuts the search index update time at Bing
from weeks to minutes. As a result, we see a significant increase
in traffic to LinkedIn from Bing.
We also improved BingBot crawl efficiency,
saving processing costs for both companies and reducing our respective
David Schacter, Sr. Staff Engineer at LinkedIn
Having over 1.5bn listings represents a huge challenge and customer
opportunity to keep indexes up to date for both eBay & Bing. eBay uses the
Bing URL submission API to notify Bing whenever important new pages are
created or updated.
Helping Bing search users find the most relevant eBay products has been one of the key goals for
eBay, and the URL submission API integration helps us achieve that
Chris Reynolds, Head of Technical SEO at eBay
Love2Dev.com was one of the early adopters of Bing’s URL Submission API. I
knew when I publish a new article I could see indexing and ranking in 30-45
minutes because that is just when I checked.
Last night I refreshed some old content on jQuery, even gave it a fresh URL
slug. I checked 10 minutes later and there I was #2 for ‘jquery obsolete’ on
Today I wrote an article on Chrome’s mixed content strategy. This time I
checked a minute or so later and there I am, #2 again! ‘chrome mixed
content’ This is sick guys. Even my wife was like’ WOW!
Chris Love, Founder, love2dev.com
Bing’s new API URL Submission API has been a godsend for Bizapedia.com as it
has enabled us to submit in real time new company profiles, reviews, and
the moment they are added to our system.
Additionally, as we average over 200,000 new company profiles weekly,
the increased quota granted to our site has enabled us to submit our new
pages to Bing without any delay. Integrating the complete
API into our custom built management system was actually quite simple.
Essentially, everything you see in Bing Webmasters Tools is exposed
in the API. At this point, we rarely even have to open the Bing Webmasters
portal as the API has allowed us to automate everything from
submitting urls, disavowing bad links, and monitoring crawl errors.
Bizapedia.com Bizapedia, LLC
Documentation and resources
Get your content indexed fast by now submitting up to 10,000 URLs per day to Bing
Today we are releasing the Adaptive URL submission feature allowing you to submit up to
10,000 URLs per day, with no monthly quotas. This is a significant increase in the number of
URLs webmaster can submit to have their content
crawled and indexed.
Yes, you can submit 404 pages to notify Bing about dead links.
Bing can choose not to select specific URLs if it does not meet its selection
Yes, if you want Bing to discover content as soon as it’s changed then you should
use URL submission API
Content Submission API allows websites to submit the content directly to Bing.
This will help in lesser Bingbot crawl activity on your site to fetch content
on your site. Empowers webmasters to submit different types
Definitively not, this API is complimentary to all existing SEO technique. Please
continue having a sitemaps and RSS feeds register in Bing Webmaster tools to
ensure all your relevant URLs are discovered helping
us to resume crawling if your system is not able to publish content
Yes, you can submit images. Just base64 encode the whole httpMessage stream
you construct. Do not base64 encode separately on images.
Yes, you can submit content disallowed by robots.txt. Please note that in case,
we may leverage and index this content and will not honor robots.txt disallow
However for content with NOINDEX, we will use it and will honor NOINDEX
At this point, we will accept up to 10MB payload http uncompressed per
submission. API supports http Gzip compression. See documentation
Mistakes happen - we understand. If you have done a mistake on your
site and/or submitting the wrong content, then fix your site and submit the URL
using URL submission or send the fixed content again using
Content Submission API.
Bing does not guarantee that all the content submitted will be indexed. Bing will
rank and process all Content submitted and index the most relevant and
Yes, you can submit redirect, e.g. 301 redirect, 302 redirect,
as well as dead link ULRs (e.g. HTTP 404, HTTP 410)
to inform Bing that these URLs are now dead links.
Yes, if the intention is to have latest relevant content indexed fast at bing!
However, if you change thousands to millions of URLs at the same time,
you must not push at once. You should throttle your submission to avoid being throttled on our side.