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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Google Analytics update

Today I saw on my Google analytics dashboard a new drop down menu giving my the possibilities to create annotations. It’s useful if you have a high peak or drop down that you can comment it like “hey server went down” or “got posted on the CNN front page” etc…

I have only seen it on 1 of my accounts so maybe they are still rolling out this update to other accounts. If you don’t see it, just wait I guess 😉