Bing has relaunched Site Explorer in Bing Webmaster Tools. Bing said this is not a simple migration from the old Bing Webmaster Tools but building it up from the ground up, new. So it is old but it really is something new.
Bing Webmaster Tools now supports languages that go from right-to-left, like Arabic and Hebrew. Fabrice Cabal from Microsoft Bing wrote on Twitter “If you didn’t notice yet, Bing Webmaster Tools is now also available in Right-To-Left languages as Arabic and Hebrew.”
Here is a good like from Frédéric Dubut, the PM at Bing Search and former lead on spam at Bing. He said when he was working on spam at Bing he use to tell webmasters “fake it and you’ll never make it.”
Fabrice Canal from the Microsoft Bing team said that “hreflang is indeed a far weaker signal than content-language at Bing,” on Twitter. Bing I believe does not really pay much attention to your hreflang markup, as Google does.
Bing has removed the geo-targeting feature in the new version of Bing Webmaster Tools. It was in the old version but it has not been migrated to the new version. Fabrice Canal from Bing confirmed it is not coming to the new version and told SEOs instead to use meta […]
Back in July we reported that Bing launched, or re-launched, its robots.txt tester tool. But on Friday, September 4th, Bing posted the official announcement on its blog. I am not sure what is new since when we posted outside of the download button but maybe I am missing something.
Bing said sometime next month a new tool or report will be coming to the new Bing Webmaster Tools that will show details that the old crawl report showed, including the response codes.
Bing said that it will soon be expanding its reporting on image and videos. Bing Webmaster Tools has a search performance report but it currently does not let you filter the data by vertical; i.e. web, image, video, news, etc.
In February Bing announced it was working on a new Bing Webmaster Tools, we saw some early screen shots of it then. Today is the day this new version goes completely live and within the next month the old tool will be gone.
Microsoft Bing is sending emails to some site owners after installing the new URL submission WordPress plugin. The email is to let these site owners know of a “large number of failures in submission of URLs” to the Bing index. This is leading to searchers “not seeing your domain on […]