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How do I get the authentication tag? RRS feed

  • Question

  • HI,

    My site was created about 6 months ago. It is completely indexed by Google and not too badly by Yahoo. But MSN has indexed only the front page. http://roundtripimports.net
    I use Drupal opene source system, which advised me to submit my xml to http://webmaster.live.com/ping.aspx?siteMap=http://roundtripimports.net/sitemap.xml
    This url now tell me thanks for submitting. I still need an authentication code to know that MSN is indexing my site. What do I do next?

    Thanks in advance.
    Warm regards
    Jaya
    Wednesday, January 28, 2009 6:01 AM

Answers

  • Hi, Jaya.

     

    You can get a listing of the pages in the Live Search index by entering site:roundtripimports.net in the Live Search field.  At the moment it lists 4 pages in the index.

     

    If you want to register the website with the Live webmaster tools, go to http://webmaster.live.com, sign in and add your website.  That will give you an authentication code that Live can validate.  Then in Webmaster Tools you can view additional info about your website, including the number of pages in the index.

     

    ... Duane

     

    Thursday, January 29, 2009 3:21 AM
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    Hi Duane,

     

    Thank you so much for the prompt reply. Have done what you have suggested and have got the suthentication tag. When will Msn start indexing my site and increase the number from the present 4?

     

    Thanks once again. Warm regards

    Jaya

    Thursday, January 29, 2009 9:05 AM

All replies

  • Hi, Jaya.

     

    You can get a listing of the pages in the Live Search index by entering site:roundtripimports.net in the Live Search field.  At the moment it lists 4 pages in the index.

     

    If you want to register the website with the Live webmaster tools, go to http://webmaster.live.com, sign in and add your website.  That will give you an authentication code that Live can validate.  Then in Webmaster Tools you can view additional info about your website, including the number of pages in the index.

     

    ... Duane

     

    Thursday, January 29, 2009 3:21 AM
  •  

    Hi Duane,

     

    Thank you so much for the prompt reply. Have done what you have suggested and have got the suthentication tag. When will Msn start indexing my site and increase the number from the present 4?

     

    Thanks once again. Warm regards

    Jaya

    Thursday, January 29, 2009 9:05 AM
  • Thanks for answering this Duane!

     

    Jaya,

     

    Adding to what Duane said, indexing is based in part by site rank. Increase your rank and you will generally see an increase in indexed pages. Authentication/ using our tools will not directly help increase indexing. Neither do we guarantee that submitting a sitemap will help either (Google says the same thing by the way). I suggest providing good quality content and building relevant backlinks to help increase your site rank. I also suggest reading our FAQs located at the top of our indexing and ranking forums. They provide a basic understanding of how our crawler works and what you can do to help increase your rank and indexing.

     

     

    Brett 

     

    Thursday, January 29, 2009 5:08 PM