Bing Webmaster Tools gets a Metro redesign and new features

Again, a very clean update/upgrade. Something you should check out!

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Microsoft Afkar (beta)

Afkar is an Arabic word means “ideas”. Microsoft Afkar gives Arabic users from all over the world the chance to play with cool new tools and ideas coming out of Cairo Microsoft Innovation Lab.

New tools and ideas can pop up any time so stay tuned!

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Bing Webmaster Tools updated

I just got this message:

12/04/2011 20:54

Welcome to the new Bing Webmaster Tools.  The site has been redesigned to be easier to use, with an intuitive design organized around three key areas: crawl, index and traffic.  New features, such as Index Explorer and rich charting functionality, provide a comprehensive view into how Bing crawls and indexes your sites.  We’ll continue to add to the Bing Webmaster Tools as we develop new features that empower you to make more informed decisions about your sites but we encourage you to send us your feedback, suggestions and questions to help determine how the site evolves.  Check the Bing Webmaster Blog to stay updated on new features and developments.

Find answers to most of your questions in the help section, which includes links to a Getting Started guide and additional guides on topics such as: site ownership verification, Sitemaps, and the Bing index.  If you still have questions, the Bing Webmaster Forums is a great resource for additional support.

Thanks and welcome,
The Bing Webmaster Team

 

Check out the Bing Webmaster Tools.

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Bing Webmaster Tools

Bing has updated their Webmaster Tools. You need to have Silverlight version 4 installed to view the changes.

This big improvement looks good and reveals better crawling statistics from the Bing search engine (bingbot/msnbot) that Google Analytics ignores in most cases. I have checked the same site with Google Analytics (GA) and with the Bing Webmaster Tools (BWT). GA indicated that the only traffic to my site came from Google, Baidu and Yahoo! – and some others. However when I checked the BWT it showed me huge amounts of traffic from Bing. Somebody is ignoring the competition… :)

Some screenshots from the new Bing Webmaster Tools:

They serve the basic statistics from Bing but I guess the tools will be extended in the (near) future with some extra features .

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