Google Search Console and Bing Webmaster Tools are sitemap submission tools provided by Google and Yahoo, respectively. They provide the crawling of webpage listed on the sitemap submitted by web admins or webmasters in order for their sites to be index. Making a website indexed is very important to a webmaster since it puts the site on the list of websites shown by search engines managed by the two, when a search was performed using user supplied keywords. To those that are not aware, a search engine is a program that searches for and identifies items in a database that matches the query of the user in the form of keywords and characters. Its application is in the world wide web, which is to bring the most relevant content to the reader. Ranking is based on their relevance guides and algorithm.
It usually takes longer time to index the site compared to Bing Webmaster Tools. As we might be aware of, Google Search page is the number 1 most visited page on Earth. We would understand how a lot of webmasters are queuing their sites to be indexed by Google Search Console.
Often overlooked, Bing Webmaster Tools provide indexing and various data analysis of your website. Bing Webmaster Tools can be checked here. Yahoo! and Microsoft’s Bing uses Ning Webmaster Tool indexes for their search results. Submission starts with logging in with an email. Then add your property website and the sitemap.xml it contains. Usually, the process takes 3 days to start indexing your page. If the tool still says pending status, then the crawling of the sitemap is not yet complete. Most of the time, it takes more than 3 days to finish the indexing.
The sooner you realize the importance of adding a sitemap with these webmaster tools, the earlier you can submit your website for crawling allowing better organic search for your site. The goal of a webmaster is to make the website gain online presence and eventually lead to more reach and traffic of the site.