How to Overcome from Bing Sitemap Submission Error on Bing Webmaster?

solve sitemap submission error

There are over 20% of web users are using Bing for making search query. So we should also optimize our site for Bing search engine. And for optimizing a site for Bing we must submit our site on Bing webmaster tool.

Previously I have shown that how we can submit our site inBing webmaster tool for indexing our site, as well as how to submit sitemap onBing. But I have seen that after submitting sitemap to Bing webmaster tools there are many sites having problem that all contents from website is not indexing.

Almost all major search engine who receive sitemap from webmasters they index site per page basis. And in per page they index 150 article’s URL. So if you have 600 articles in your site then Bing will index the whole article’s URL in 4 times in 4 pages.  For example-
  • for 150 URL
  • for next 150 URL
But if any issue arises in search engine then Bing will index less than 150 URLs. And in some case it will display status NA. But if they successfully index all URLs then it will display Success status.

Bing sitemap

So after first submission if you see NA status with warning icon then you have to fix it as soon as possible.  Otherwise Bing web crawler won’t able to crawl your website’s URL in their search engine.

How to Overcome from Bing Sitemap Submission Error on Bing Webmaster?

For overcoming sitemap submission error on Bing webmaster tools we can do a simple thing. This will help to solve the issue soon.

Step 1 Sign in to Bing Webmaster Tools by visiting URL.

Step 2 From Bing webmaster Dashboard click Configure My Site link to expend option. And click Sitemaps link.

delete sitemap from Bing

Step Now put tick on sitemap URL ( and click DELETE button.

Now your previous sitemap will remove from Bing webmaster tool. Don’t panic because that sitemap was containing error.

Resubmit your Sitemap to Bing to Fix error.

After deleting the sitemap now we have to resubmit the sitemap, because if Bing fails to index sitemap first time then it can able to index in second times. However you would see a RESUBMIT button next to DELETE button for resubmitting the sitemap in Bing. But don’t use this for resubmitting your website’s sitemap, because often it unable to re-index the sitemap, as a result your sitemap submission process will become lengthy.  So for resubmitting the sitemap go through below steps-

Step 1 Sign in to Bing Webmaster Tools by visiting URL.

Step 2 From Bing webmaster Dashboard click Configure My Site link to expend option. And click Sitemaps link.

Step Now under Sitemaps you will see Submit a sitemap field. Type your website sitemap and click Add. Replace with your Blog URL.

sitemap submitted successfully.

Step 4 Finally click SUBMIT button.

Now your website sitemap will index again. However it may take couple of weeks to index properly so be patient. After resubmitting the sitemap it will display pending status but after indexing all URL it will display Success status.


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  2. Interesting article - thanks for sharing. I've just started setting up with BING but keep getting an error message regarding the site map: Xml_Error with the option to re-submit. Have done so about four times but after a short time it shows again as Xml_Error

    Could this be because at this time the my website address is 'not' https://?

    • BloggerSpice
      Hi There :t
      Perhaps there are other problem. This is not an issue about https. In my Blog i am using only http.

      You can remove your site from Bing webmaster tools and re-submit it and later submit the sitemap. I hope it will work.
  3. Unknown
    Hi i have same issue. My sitemap has 2500 links. After submission i have Xml_Error error. Should i split it to smaller xmls? Maybe this example with spliting it to 150 links of each page will help? Has someone similar issue?
  4. Unknown
    Hi. I have same issue with Xml_Error. After submitting the sitemap of 2500 links i got this error. Should I split it to smaller parts (as example per 150 links per page?) or it is different solution? On google webmaster tools is works fine without any issue so it isn't wrong format.. Any hints? Thx!
    • BloggerSpice
      Hi There :t
      Bing is updating their Webmaster tools frequently. Currently many Blogger facing the same issue on sitemap submission error. Specially happening blog with https. If you split the sitemap then it will take longer time but you can try by spiting the sitemap.

      but this is the official way of submitting sitemap.
  5. Hi,
    My sitemap is crawled in Google webmasters without any issues. But, the same XML sitemap showing XML error in Bing webmaster tool.
    Can you please help me to fix?
    • BloggerSpice
      Hi Aravind :re
      Sometimes Error can be seen in Bing webmaster tools. Just follow the instruction from the above. Remove previous sitemap and submit again.

      Alternatively you can remove your site from Bing and submit it again and after that submit sitemap.
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