Bing Talks New Webmaster Tools

By: Chris Crum - June 11, 2010

Microsoft made some significant announcements related to Bing at SMX Advanced in Seattle. Later this summer, Bing will offer a redesigned version of Bing Webmaster Tools based on feedback from webmasters. The tools will provide webmasters with a simplified, more intuitive experience that delivers a comprehensive view of how Bing indexes their sites, a representative for Bing tells WebProNews.

 Highlights include:

– The Bing Webmaster Tools have been re-engineered from the ground up to offer more data, including enhanced charting functionality, through a modern, improved user interface. The new tools remain web-based, and basic functionality will be available through most web browsers.

– The tools assess performance in several key areas, including crawl, index and traffic. Each area will offer granular data going back as far as six months with enhanced, on-the-fly adjustable charting, enabling webmasters to focus on the timeline trends that are most meaningful to them.

– The update also includes a new experience built with Silverlight, featuring rich visual charts to help webmasters quickly analyze several months of data to identify trends and drive insights.

Update: Bing’s Eric Gilmore tells us about the new Bing Webmaster Tools in the following interview:

 More here.

Bing also announced social search, which uses public updates from Fan Pages and aggregated data from public updates to deliver real-time results. Doug Caverly talks more about this here.

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    Can’t wait to try it out, so that we can compare with google web master tools with our carpet showroom Redmond and Seattle Construction Attorney.

  • Justin Freid

    Hopefully this will lead to Google’s adding these type of features to its aging webmaster tools.

  • Guest

    so far found google webmaster tools are just great but lets see what bing is up to .

  • Maneet

    Every time Bng adds a feature, I begin to think how long it would take for Google to update these! After all this has been the trend uptil now. More than proving to be a competition, Bing is like a guiding light for Google informing about new features that can enhance the search experience.