Bing Officially Kills Link Command Support

Dec 30, 2011 • 8:38 am | comments (6) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Bing SEO

Bing Link CommandLet me start off by saying, I don't think this is that new but it is the first time in a long time I've seen an official response by a Bing representative that they no longer support the link commands on Bing Search.

A Bing Help thread has Duane Forrester, an official Bing representative, replying to an SEO about the link command not functioning properly on Bing.

Duane said:

Those functions have not be accurately supported for a long time. You can see a full view of known backlink sinside your Bing Webmatser Tools account. Links, domains, URLs, anchor text, etc. all available there.

Yes, Bing has a nice Webmaster Tools that provides linkage data for your site. But many SEOs liked using Microsoft's link command for competitive research.

With Yahoo Site Explorer being dead it leaves SEOs with only paid tools as an option.

Forum discussion at Bing Help.

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MandLoys Marketing

12/30/2011 01:56 pm

MajesticSEO has a non-paid option, so does Open Site Explorer IMO. Just sayin' :)

Barry Schwartz

12/30/2011 01:59 pm


Alireza Sefati

12/30/2011 05:00 pm

ya but they don't show everything because they can't


12/31/2011 02:52 am

They both limit the data for free users. MajesticSEO only lets you download data if you verify your the webmaster and  Open Site Explorer only lets you download 1,000 links.  Those options and others are good for small scale work. 


12/31/2011 02:43 pm



12/31/2011 06:05 pm

I'm currently trying out Paid versions of Raven Tools, MajesticSEO and the "Power Suite" from LinkAssistant. So far, Raven Tools is so big and offers so much it takes a while to learn it all which I haven't yet. I'm "Loving" MajesticSEO! They seem to be "just right" for link and competition analysis. The "PowerSuite" by LinkAssistant I just got a few days ago as a Christmas gift believe it or not, so I've not learned much about it yet except that it is also quite "Large" in everything it will do for you. I'm thinking maybe, PowerSuite might just be all I need. Any thoughts on any of these? Gary.

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