Bing.com/siteowner being shut down – April 4th, 2011

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Gang, we’ve got a quick note here to alert users to an item we’ll be shutting down in 60 days. As of April 4th, 2011 we will discontinue support for the bing.com/siteowner functionality.  If you continue to leverage the feature after this date (April 4th, 2011), users who attempt to query in the search box will be redirected to a 404 page.  This means that you will need to move…

New Inbound Links Feature in Bing Webmaster Tools

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We are pleased to announce the release of our new Inbound Links feature. Bing Webmaster Tools now provides registered site owners the ability to easily & intuitively retrieve data about links to their sites.  We received plenty of feedback from site owners and SEOs that expressed the importance of this data to better understand how their sites are ranked in Bing and to make the right improvements.   The new functionality…

Continuing the Journey: New Features for the Bing Webmaster Tools

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Today, we are announcing the release of new features for the Bing Webmaster tools. These features are a direct response to feedback we’ve received since our launch last month which was announced in Anthony’s “A New Beginning: Bing Webmaster Tools” blog post. The loudest feedback was, “I want to download my data!” . . . so, we’ve added a new data export capability which enables you to export and download…

Cool tips and hot tricks for the new Bing Webmaster Tools, Part 2

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In my last post, I started digging in to the many great new features offered in the new Bing Webmaster Tools. We have so much to talk about that I needed two posts to cover it! Let’s get right back in the saddle and ride this horse back home. Note: As in the Tips and Tricks Part 1 post, the features I discuss here are primarily based on the Silverlight…

Cool tips and hot tricks for the new Bing Webmaster Tools, Part 1

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I trust by now everyone has heard the big news: the new Bing Webmaster Tools are here! I have been working with it for quite some time now. I like the new look and feel of the Silverlight-based user interface. It is clean, intuitive, and easy to use. As the primary contributor to the tool’s documentation, I’ve had some interesting discoveries as the tools were developed, and I thought I’d…

A new beginning: Bing Webmaster Tools

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Today, we’re announcing the release of the updated Bing Webmaster Tools. After the Bing launch, we reached out to the webmaster and SEO communities to see how we could improve the webmaster tools. Your feedback was very consistent: you wanted more transparency to see how Bing crawls and indexes your sites, more control over your content in the Bing Index, and more information to help you optimize your sites for…

An SMX sneak-peek at the new Bing Webmaster Tools

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The wait is over (almost!). After gathering much appreciated feedback from our valued customers over the past year, the Bing Webmaster team held a session today at SMX Advanced Conference in Seattle where we showed a preview of the next version of Bing Webmaster Tools, our no-cost toolset for webmasters and search engine optimizers (SEOs). Bing Webmaster Tools were rebuilt from the ground up to offer more data, including a…

Smarter 404 pages on WordPress with Bing

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In this blog, we’ve previously discussed matters relating to custom 404 pages in Fixing 404 File Not Found frustrations (SEM 101), returning the correct HTTP status code with your custom 404 pages in 301 to 404 gets 200 – oops! (From the Forums), and using Bing toolkits to develop such pages in Create custom 404 error webpages for IIS. Earlier this week we announced one of the results of our…

Announcing the Bing Search Library for PHP

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I have a quick announcement today. The Bing Developer Center team today published a new blog post that announced the availability of the new Bing Search Library for PHP, created by PHP guru Cal Evans. The new tool is available under an open source BSD license. The Bing Search Library for PHP provides a simple way to submit queries to and retrieve results from the Bing Engine. The tool comes…

Is your site ranking rank? Do a site review – Part 1 (SEM 101)

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For webmasters who work hard to build and publish their sites, it can be frustrating when their sites are barely indexed and rank poorly across all search engines. They may think, “Why does this happen? What can I do to improve this?” The reasons for poor ranking are nearly as myriad as the number of sites on the Web. Your site may be competing against some very well established, well-designed…