Bing Officially Releases Bing XML Sitemap Plugin 1.0

bing-logoAfter releasing a preview of the Bing sitemap plugin a few months ago, Bing is ready to officially launch the Bing XML Sitemap Plugin 1.0 to the public.

This sitemap plugin allows webmasters to easily create XML sitemap files for their websites that can be submitted to Bing Webmaster Tools or other search engines. It works on both Internet Information Services (IIS) for Windows Server and Apache HTTP Server.

What has changed between the beta version released a few months ago and the release today?

  • Automatically ping the search engines after each Sitemap update (currently ping Bing and Google)
  • An improved computation algorithm for the value that is calculated – Multi-machine merge memory improvements and various other improvements
  • Custom installation and data directory at installation time

The plugin can be downloaded for over here for free.

For more details, see the Bing Webmaster Blog.

Related Topics: Channel: SEO | Microsoft: Bing SEO | SEO: Submitting & Sitemaps

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  • Rajesh_magar

    Great one…but is it also produced sitemap for mobile version websites or not?

  • http://bradsknutson.com/ Brad Knutson

    I’m curious what the improvements are over CMS-specific plugin generated XML sitemaps from WordPress or Drupal? If you run a WordPress or Drupal site, should you also have the Bing XML Sitemap Plugin installed on the server, or will the CMS plugin suffice?

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