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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Matt Cutts & Duane Forrester’s Lulz Over Bing’s Penguin “Update”

If you stopped by Bing’s homepage today, you probably noticed that their image changed from yesterday. That’s not really a significant change because Bing changes their image every day. However, one particular visitor to Bing’s homepage today couldn’t help but…

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…

So.cl Does Not Have Any Impact On Bing’s Social Graph

Earlier, we looked at So.cl, Microsoft’s new(ish) social network, which seems to be something of a testing ground for interactions between search and social media. While some of So.cl may look familiar to Bing users (or those who have read…

You Should Use Pinterest, According to Bing

Bing’s Duane Forrester, who for all intents and purposes, is the search engine’s counterpart to Google’s Matt Cutts (they sometimes speak together at conferences), posted to the Bing Blog over the weekend, to give some advice on recovering from Google’s…

Google Penguin Update Recovery Advice From Bing

Duane Forrester (often thought of as Bing’s Matt Cutts) has offered some tips for recovering from Google’s Penguin and Panda updates, or at least avoiding getting hit by them. While he never mentions “Google” in the post, the post is…

Bing: Here’s How To Become An Authority

It looks like Bing’s counterpart to Google’s Matt Cutts, Duane Forrester, is now putting out Matt Cutts-style webmaster videos for Bing Webmaster Tools. He posted this one about becoming an authority by building quality content and sharing properly: Video: Bing…

Google Profile Illustrates Distinct Difference Between Google and Bing

Bing announced the launch of Bing Central. The company calls this “one location for you to explore Bing services and features by completing fun missions, manage your Bing Rewards account, redeem great rewards in the redemption center and access account…

Keep Search In Mind While Being Social

As the good content theme continues unabated at BlogWorld, in one of today’s sessions, Duane Forrester, Senior Product Manager at Bing, urges the attendees to keep the search industry in mind when you’re out there promoting via Facebook and Twitter.…

Matt Cutts and Duane Forrester To Grow Moustaches For Men’s Health

At risk of sounding like a writer for ESPN’s First Take, there’s a search-related moustache story worth mentioning. Google’s Matt Cutts and Bing’s Duane Forrester will participate in the “Movember” initiative designed to raise awareness for men’s health. On the…

Why You Can’t Game Google and Bing with +1s and Likes

Social is more important to search rankings than ever. There’s no doubt about that. Should +1s and Facebook “likes” be used as significant ranking signals by search engines? Share your thoughts here. In a recent article, we asked if Google’s…

Bing: Here Are the 4 Reasons You Want Links

Bing’s Duane Forrester has followed up his recent post about how Bing evaluates content quality with one about how Bing looks at links. He says you want links for a few reasons, and lists 4 of them: 1 – because…