‘How can I submit my website URL to Baidu search engine’ is a question asked frequently by people who want to promote their websites to China Search Engines. So today I make this article to show you guys a complete Guide for submitting website URLs to Baidu?
In this guide, you will learn:
- Why do you need to submit your website to Baidu?
- What needs to prepare before submitting your website to Baidu?
- How to submit your website to Baidu(Step-by-step)
- How to submit a sitemap to Baidu?
Let’s get started…
Why do you need to submit your website to Baidu?
Baidu is the most popular search engine in China with 76.42% market share. If you want to market your product in China, Baidu SEO work is a way you can’t miss. And if you submit your website to Baidu, Baidu will index your website faster than you do nothing on your website.
What needs to prepare before submitting your website to Baidu?
- Make sure your website available in China.
- Make your website content Rich and Original（No copied content）
- Your website completely finished(No ‘404 error’, No‘not found page’ etc)
- ‘About Us’ ‘Contact us’ pages are important
- Make every page title complete（Dodon’t include forbidden words）
How to submit your website to Baidu(Step-by-step)
Step-1 Register a Baidu account
Like other search engine platforms, We need a platform account to access the Baidu search console, First, we should go to the Baidu register page for a Baidu account. Fill in the registration information.
It can not be changed after setting, both Chinese and English, up to 14 English or 7 Chinese characters
Can be used to log in or retrieve password
At least two letters, numbers or punctuation marks; No Chinese or space allowed
Step-2 Login Baidu search console and verify your website
Now Lets Login Baidu search console by this links with your Baidu account registered above, Then, go to Baidu search console page, Choose ‘用户中心’ click submenu ‘站点管理’，YOu can see and click this button named ‘添加网站’ which means ‘add a new website’, go to ‘website URL add page’, In this page, you can put your website URL to the into the form，remember choose the right Network protocol.
Then, go to ‘站点属性’ page which means you can choose a field your website belongs, If you don’t understand Chinese, you can translate it into the language you can understand.
Now, we are on the last page for choosing a way to verify our website. Let’s choose the first-way ‘文件验证’, It is easy and quick. In this way, we should follow these steps below!
1. Please click to download the verification file to get the verification file (the latest: baidu_verify_m9gb9m0z99.html)
2. Place the authentication file in the root directory of the domain you configured (https://www.yourdomainname.com)
3. Click here to confirm that the verification file can be accessed normally
4. Please click the “complete verification” button
To keep the validation passed, do not delete the HTML file after successful validation
How to submit a sitemap to Baidu?
As we know, a sitemap is important for Search engine spiders to crawl your website easily and efficiently. So It is necessary to add your website sitemap to Baidu. It is easy. How can we do this?
- Create a sitemap
- Upload sitemap to the site root directory
- Submit sitemap to Baidu
Create a sitemap
To create a sitemap, you can go to xlm-sitemap.com a tool for creating sitemaps easily and fast! all things you need to do is inputting your website URL to the box and click ”start’, then wait for it is done! You will get a sitemap.zip and download it to your computer desktop. Decompress this zip and get the sitemap.xml！
Upload sitemap to the site root directory
Now, access into your site root with FTP client or a file management Plugin of WordPress， Upload it into sitemap to site root directory! To see if it is successful, type www.yourdomain into your browser’s address bar
Submit sitemap to Baidu
Last step!! Now we can get into Baidu dashboard, You should choose ‘数据引入’–>’链接提交’。
In this section, you can see a sitemap, click this, and then We can add the sitemap in this part, Type
www.yourdomainname.com/sitemap.xml then click ‘提交’ Button.
Congratulations! everything was done!
Submitting a website to Baidu is an important part of the Baidu SEO project. This can make your website to be indexed by Baidu fast, Hope this post can help you with this!