How to create a Microsoft Live Account
Why in the world would you have me register my email address with Microsoft Live? Simple, registering your email with Microsoft Live will save time when signing up for things such as Microsoft Webmaster Tools which is strongly recommended to do at the start of setting up any website or blog. This will also give you access to other services such as Microsoft Ads and Bing Places that we will go into more detail in additional blogs.
NOTE: If you have an Office 365 account your email address is already tied into a Microsoft Live account!
All our clients go through the process, even if they aren’t the person directly managing the advertising. Additional blogs coming on how to register for other services and how to grant vendors access to the accounts in Administering Bing Ads.
You can have your vendors use your accounts or you may grant them individual permission in using the account. We strongly recommend that you sign up for all the above-mentioned Microsoft services so that you have the primary account, for more details, read our blog Online Marketing Checklist.
You may even sign up for things such as Office 365 if you need to download a version of Microsoft Office to your computer for business, view our Office 365 blog.
Now let’s get started on the how to register your account with Microsoft, follow the Microsoft Live link to begin https://login.live.com/login.srf?lw=1.
On the Live page click on the [Create One!] link next to [No Account?]
For this article we are going to use the Use My Email Instead link, because we want to register our company email address.
Enter your company email address and password. You can choose to opt in or out of the promotional emails. In some cases, you cannot use an email such as webmaster@YourDomain.com, so you will have to use your personal business email address such as bob@YourDomain.com.
You will get an email like below with a code to enter into the next screen.
You will then be asked to prove you are a real person.
Your have now successfully tied your email address to a Microsoft account.
For additional local online business listing setups see the blog An Online Marketing Checklist that Gets Your Business Started.
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