How do you authenticate Ownership with Bing?

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How do I verify on Bing. Where do I add the tag?
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SilverX

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Get their tag and paste it inside of a HTML Widget , on very top of your index page, and publish to web.

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KanThaiDecor

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This does work fine and I have had it on my site since it was MSN Live...Like you say the tag must be at the very top part of your page....However if you have more than a one column layout the tag needs be at the top of the most left column....My Yahoo tag is right under my Bing tag and works fine.
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Hi,

Right now we only have an option for you to add a Google metatag as this is by far the most popular search engine. If the popularity of other search engines grows we many consider adding support for verifying your site with them in future.

In the meantime you can submit your URL to bing here: bing.com and to Yahoo here: siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com.

Yola has developed a short series of SEO Tutorials which will take you through the process of building, maintaining and promoting your website with search engine optimization in mind, here is a link: SEO Tutorials. You can also watch a webinar at Yola.tv, Introduction to SEO.
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Sometimes you have to add a verification code in the head section of the page for authentication for other websites, not only Bing. I have found a trick that involves changing the DNS settings of the domain name.

First create a blog on Blogger. Add the verification code in the head. This is easy to do in Blogger because you have access to the html template.

Then go to your domain name registrar and point your domain name to your Blogger blog. Blogger gives you instructions on how to do it. Just create a CNAME record for that.

When your domain name now displays your blogger page on the internet, notify the websie that requires authentication. It will crawl that site and find the code. When it says your site has been verified, you can point your domain name back to Yola.

This works if you don't mind your visitors seeing the blogger page. You could set up a message saying that the site is under maintenance. Obviously, the shorter the time your site points to Blogger, the better.

I hope you find this trick helpful.
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KanThaiDecor

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Have you ever built a site using Yola ?
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Hmmm, logistically this could work, but I think I would advise against it for a few reasons. First, editing DNS settings to manipulate the search engine findings can most definitely count as strikes against you, and the other thing would be that it's not good to change around domain settings unless you really know what you are doing as mistakes can render your domain name inactive.

Verifying your site with a search engine is mostly for gathering information and statistics about your site, such as with Google Webmaster, it's not a necessity to do this with multiple search engines. I feel that submitting your domain to the other search engines, as Kershnee stated above is the safer bet, and as long as you are adding fresh content and optimizing your site content for the search engines, you shouldn't have a big problem getting your site indexed with the other engines.
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The authentication hack I described by modification of the DNS settings was not for search engines but for other sites, more commercial in nature. There are many sites out there that want to make sure that you own your site.

I agree with Emmy that modifying the DNS settings that way for search engines might be seen as tricking them to a certain extent, but then both users and search engines see the same content that the domain name points to.
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This do not works!!!
For Yahoo, Google and Bing, they checks often whether the Verification code exists.
If this method work, Sedo might can own most web sites. lol.
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Peterr

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The hack only works if the verification is a one-off. Google verifies the code regualrly but anyway, Yola already has a special field for Google's verification code.