View Poll Results: Will you use the new Bing Webmaster Tools?

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  • I've already used the new Bing Webmaster Tools.

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  • I've used the old Bing Webmaster Tools and plan to check the new tools out.

    1 25.00%
  • I've never used Bing Webmaster Tools but plan to check them out.

    0 0%
  • I've used Bing Webmaster Tools before and don't plan to check the new ones out.

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  1. #1
    MichaelCorfman's Avatar
    MichaelCorfman is online now GPWA Executive Director
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    Question Will you use the new Bing Webmaster Tools?

    Bing has made many improvements to its webmasters tools this year and has more planned. Most recently, on July 29th, Bing announced it had completed migration to a new set of Bing Webmaster Tools in the following blog post:

    Announcing the new Bing Webmaster Tools. Here is a summary of new and enhanced tools now offered:

    Enhanced tools

    • Backlinks lists backlinks for any site, including similar sites.
    • Keywords research allows to filter by countries, languages, and devices.
    • URL submission offers easy to navigate user flow with metrics and history. We have also ease URL submission via our WordPress plugin allowing to get your content indexed automatically and quickly by just installing this plugin.
    • SEO reports offers an improved classification of issues.
    • Adding and verifying a site offers a smoother experience for your site, Google Search Console or via Domain Connect.

    New tools

    • URL inspection is an exciting BETA feature allowing to inspect Bing indexed version of your URLs allowing to detect potential indexing issues due to crawl or not following Bing Webmaster guidelines.
    • Site Scan is an on-demand site audit tool which crawls your site and checks for common technical SEO issues allowing to improve your website performance at Bing and other search engines as well.
    • Robots.txt tester allows to check your robots.txt file using the same parser we use in production and verify that your URLs are allowed or disallowed as you want.

    Here are a few articles from Search Engine Land on what is new:

    Bing Webmaster Tools new Site Scan feature finds SEO issues
    Bing’s new URL Inspection tool: What it does and why to use it
    Microsoft launched revamped Bing Webmaster Tools

    The new version of Bing Webmaster Tools is accessible here:

    Bing generates very little traffic for most of us compared with Google. For example, for the GPWA website, organic Bing search referrals were 0.06% of our traffic versus Google organic search traffic of 36.36%. However, that doesn't mean that Bing Webmaster Tools are not helpful in understanding our sites. Based on my own experience trying out some of the Bing tools, I think they can be helpful in identifying issues to address that will benefit Google search results.

    So, for this week's poll I ask if you have already used or will check out the new Bing Webmaster Tools, whether you have ever used them in the past, and what you think of Bing Webmaster Tools.

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    Exactly as you describe it Michael. Bing does not bring any traffic for me but their Webmaster Tools have always been good. I didn't have time yet to play around with the new Bing Webmaster Tools but I will certainly use them soon.

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