Bing’s New Webmaster Tools Are Here

Bing Launches New Bing Webmaster Tools as Yahoo Starts Featuring Microsoft Results

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At SMX Advanced last month, Microsoft announced that Bing would redesign its Webmaster Tools this summer. The new version is now available.

Bing Webmaster Tools Senior Product Manager Anthony M. Garcia summarizes the changes:

The redesigned Bing Webmaster Tools provide you a simplified, more intuitive experience focused on three key areas: crawl, index and traffic. New features, such as Index Explorer and Submit URLs, provide a more comprehensive view as well as better control over how Bing crawls and indexes your sites. Index Explorer gives you unprecedented access to browse through the Bing index in order to verify which of your directories and pages have been included. Submit URLs gives you the ability to signal which URLs Bing should add to the index. Other new features include: Crawl Issues to view details on redirects, malware, and exclusions encountered while crawling sites; and Block URLs to prevent specific URLs from appearing in Bing search engine results pages. In addition, the new tools take advantage of Microsoft Silverlight 4 to deliver rich charting functionality that will help you quickly analyze up to six months of crawling, indexing, and traffic data. That means more transparency and more control to help you make decisions, which optimize your sites for Bing.

WebProNews also spoke with Bing’s Eric Gilmore about the changes at SMX Advanced:

Users of Bing Webmaster Tools will find their accounts have been automatically upgraded with the new features. The company says it intends to release many more features in the coming months.

The new Bing Webmaster Tools comes just as Yahoo has begun testing Microsoft-powered results in its own search results. Bing’s tools stand to become more important to SEO as Microsoft takes over Yahoo, who expects to show all Microsoft-powered results in the U.S. and Canada by August or September.

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  • http://www.networkliquidators.com Chris Angulo

    With having so many pages on my website, Bing’s webmaster tools are easier to understand and are visually more appealing. I still use Google’s tools as well, but that’s only because 90% of my traffic comes from Google.

  • http://thepowerrhondabyrne.net The Power Rhonda Byrne

    I am going to try it now.
    I am already using Google and Yahoo, so it will be interesting
    to see how this one matches up.

  • http://www.yourmealticket.co.uk/ Yourmealticket

    Honestly, I go on holidays for four days, and it all changes! Seriously though, I would suggest that the development so far is certainly promising, because it had looked like the webmaster tools were something of an afterthought and quite neglected in their original state. That said, at least before it had some actual values and statistics. Graphs are all very well at giving a broader picture, but sometimes you just need a good old-fashioned table full of numbers. Before I could see quickly how many inbound and outbound links there are to my sites, as well as monitor indexed pages, resubmit site maps easily enough. Now it’s all gone, and my SEO reports are going to have holes in them now. Oh well. Maybe they’ll put them back in later. Anyone got the inside scoop on that?

  • http://blogreaction.com/ Aaron

    That’s all great except they removed the backlinks listing which was the only reason I used the old tools. I made a similar post about that over here: http://blog.blogreaction.com/new-bing-webmaster-tools-no-backlinks,242/

    Thanks Chris.

  • http://computerparentalcontrols.blogspot.com/ Computer parental controls

    Submitting your blog to search engine confirms more traffic to your site.
    Now even Bing has launched its new Bing webmaster tools.
    Read-> How to submit your sitemap to new bing webmaster tools

  • http://allinfohere.co.cc allinfo

    I didnt know about this tool except from google. So nice info!
    Bdw, where is the link to that Bing webmaster?

  • http://www.kreatyna.super-suple.pl/w-jakim-celu-zazywamy-kreatyne.html Kreatyny

    I am not rattling superb with English but I find this very easygoing to translate.

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