All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Bing Webmaster Tools’

Bing Brings Back Webmaster Guy After Laying Him Off

It’s been an interesting year in terms of search engine to webmaster communication. Both Google’s Matt Cuts and his Bing counterpart Duane Forrester went away. Matt announced that he was taking an extended leave, and then later extended that leave indefinitely. It remains to be seen whether or not we’ll see him back at Google, and if so, in what …

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Bing Lets You Connect Social Pages To Webmaster Tools

Bing announced a new Connected Pages feature for its Webmaster Tools offering, enabling webmasters to connect their various other official pages to their account, and track how users are getting to them. You can now connect your pages from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Windows Store, Google Play, Apple Store, Pinterest, Windows Phone Store, YouTube, Instagram and MySpace. “Now, in addition …

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Bing Webmaster Tools Gets Geo-Targeting, New Malware Tool

Microsoft has launched two new features for Bing Webmaster Tools: a new malware tool and geo-targeting. If Bing detects that a site is serving malware (either willingly or unwillingly) it will send a notification to the webmaster in Bing Webmaster Tools, as well as alert users before they actually visit the site. “The new Malware tool provides information about the …

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Bing Launches Sitemap Plugin (Beta)

Bing announced the launch of a public beta program for the Bing Sitemap Plugin, an open source server-side offering, which generates XML Sitemaps (compliant with sitemaps.org) for sites running on IIS and Apache. The plugin can generate both comprehensive sitemaps of all URLs seen in server traffic and sitemaps dedicated to store URLs that have changed recently. “Having both comprehensive …

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Here’s A “Deep Review” Of Bing Webmaster Tools

Bing has released a webinar video featuring a “deep review” of Bing Webmaster Tools, so if you haven’t gotten familiar with it, this is probably a good place to start. It’s an hour long, and chock-full of info. Video: Bing Webmaster Tools Overview If that wasn’t enough, you can check out this half hour discussion about Bing Webmaster Tools from …

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Bing Webmaster Tools Changes Site Activity Calculations

Bing announced a new change to its Webmaster Tools, related to how it calculates Change in the Site Activity widget. Vincent Wehren explains on Bing’s Webmaster Center blog, “For the metrics Clicks from search, Appeared in search, Pages crawled, and Crawl errors we will now show you the percent change for the selected date range (as selected in the date …

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Go Ahead, You Can Now Tell Bing to Ignore Links

While the SEO brethren have been waiting for Google to provide a tool that will allow webmasters to disavow specific links, Bing went ahead and punched that ticket first by launching the Disavow Links feature in Bing Webmaster Tools. The premise isn’t all that complicated: go to Bing Webmaster Tools, click on the Disavow Links under the Dashboard menu, and …

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Duane Forrester: More Details on Bing Phoenix Update

Duane Forrester continues the SEO media tour supporting Bing’s Phoenix update, this time stopping by Stone Temple Consulting to give a detailed explanation of what the new Bing Webmaster Tools can do for users. Forrester’s doing a great job of not just promoting the update but actually explaining in detail how Bing Webmaster Tools opens up a new world of …

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Duane Forrester’s How-To for New Bing Webmaster Tools

Last week, Bing announced its Phoenix update that includes an armada of new and updated utilities for Bing Webmaster Tools that should give webmasters whole new dimensions of search data to tinker around with and evaluate. While the Bing Team promised to elaborate on each of the tools in the near future, Bing Webmaster Tool’s guru Duane Forrester stopped by …

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Derrick Connell: Bing Results as Good if Not Better Than Google

Vice President of Bing Program Management Derrick Connell visited SMX Advanced 2012 today to talk about some of Bing’s recent changes as well as a sit-down Danny Sullivan and Michelle Robbins of Search Engine Land for a Q&A session about more Bingness. He began by talking about some of the upgrades that the Microsoft-owned search engine has received lately, most …

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Bing Details How To Control BingBot Crawling Behavior

BingBot is the cute name that Microsoft gives the bot that crawls the Web indexing the content is returned to users who use its search function. BingBot might start to index unwarranted content or it might index enough content sometimes. Microsoft has some tips to make your Web site BingBot friendly so that the right amount of content is always …

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Bing Details URL Normalization In Webmaster Tools

Even though Google is arguably on top in terms of Webmaster tools, you can’t discount Bing. It’s the second most popular search engine now and plenty of people use it. The good thing is that you can apply tips from both Google and Bing to your Web site to make your site the most SEO-friendly Web site there is. Today’s …

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