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Bing Announces Release of Updated Bing Webmaster Tools


Bing announced Wednesday the release of their updated Bing Webmaster Tools. According to a recent blog post by Bing titled A New Beginning: Bing Webmaster Tools, they reached out to webmaster and SEO communities for ideas and suggestions on how they could improve their Webmaster Tools. They started over and rebuilt Bing Webmaster Tools from the ground up providing webmasters with more transparency, more control, and more information to aid in optimizing sites for Bing.

They focused on 3 areas in the redesigned Bing Webmaster Tools to help you optimize your websites for Bing:

  1. Crawl – to provide you with more information on crawl issues (redirects, exclusions, etc.)
  2. Index  – browse the Bing index to verify which directories & pages have been indexed
  3. Traffic –  ability to analyze up to six months of crawling, indexing, and traffic data

Bing Webmaster Tools is still not as robust as Google Webmaster Tools in the information it provides, but it is a step in the right direction. I look forward to additional features they have in the works in the coming months.

Categories : Optimization, SEO

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