Bing Is Shutting Down Its Webmaster Forums

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Microsoft announced that it is shutting down Bing’s Webmaster Forums as they have apparently not grown in a meaningful way.

As of the end of this month or early next month, the Bing Webmaster Community Forum will be no more.

Senior product manager Duane Forrester wrote on the Bing webmaster blog, “Over the last few years, we’ve had our Webmaster forums up and running. They’ve been around a while now in a few iterations, and like any community, the goal is to grow it to be vibrant and engaging. To foster the deep involvement of experts who help others, creating a community that contributes to improvements and makes its own gravity. There comes a time, however, when you sometimes need to re-evaluate, and once in a while, regroup.”

Bing will be directing users to its Help & How To section and its webmaster blog, which will have weekly posts with open comments.

Those simply having issues with Webmaster Tools are told to use email support.

For everything else, Forrester directs people to WebmasterWorld and similar forums. Bing itself participates at WMW, so that’s probably your best bet for Bing-related threads.

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