June 7th, 2012 / Web Analytics

Bing’s Got Some New Tools

Bing Webmaster Tools is rolling out the beta on some new services. These actually look pretty good and some of them have obviously come straight from Google’s playbook. Here’s the run down on the new Bing webmaster tools.

  • Link Explorer – Similar to Yahoo!s old link tool, which was retired earlier this year, Bing is providing webmasters with a way to explore links pointing to any page on the Web.
  • SEO Reports – A weekly report for any verified web domain.
  • SEO Analyzer – Enter a link to any page on a verified domain and Bing will analyze that page to see if it has any SEO issues as measured against 15 Bing-defined best practices.
  • Fetch as Bingbot – Just like Google’s fetch, you can see your web pages exactly how the Bingbot sees them.
  • Canonical Alerts – Are you using the rel=canonical tag correctly? This tool will notify you if you aren’t.
  • URL Removal Tool – Don’t want a web page listed in the Bing SERPs? Add the URL to the URL Removal Tool and Bing will remove it from the SERPs.
  • Keyword Research Tool – I’d like to see another free keyword research tool that is comparable to Google’s keyword research tool.

I’m glad to see Bing taking webmaster data seriously. With Google moving its Webmaster Tools products into its Analytics service, I think Bing making this information available to webmasters is a good thing. Which one of these services do you think has the most potential?


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