Bing: Webmaster Forums Closing Down, Go To WebmasterWorld Instead

May 28, 2014 • 8:20 am | comments (7) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Bing Search
 

New Bing LogoDuane Forrester from Bing announced on the Bing Webmaster Blog that they are closing down the Bing Webmaster Forums in the upcoming days.

Honestly, I am not surprised. For years I've been trying to find good conversation from that forum to bring to light here but all the spam and poor quality stuff going on in there, I had to stop tracking that forum. Now, Bing decides to close it down, which is the right thing to do with low quality forums.

The neat part is that Bing is suggesting everyone to go to WebmasterWorld instead, if they want to have a nicely moderated forum and expertise from like-minded folks. Duane said that Bing does participate at the WebmasterWorld forums. This is in big contrast to Google's approach where they mostly pulled support from third-party forums (with exception of hacker news and some others) and brought all the support in their forums.

Duane also said they do have huge amounts of help documentation, the webmaster blog and a way to email them for support.

Here is a screen shot of the Bing Webmaster Forums so we have it for the archives:

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Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Comments:

adityakhannamech

05/28/2014 12:50 pm

There has also been a recent update in Google webmaster tool Check this : http://www.justgoweb.com/webmaster-change-may-2014/

Barry Schwartz

05/28/2014 12:53 pm

Yes, covered http://www.seroundtable.com/google-fetch-render-google-webmaster-tools-18618.html

Bing-it-off

05/28/2014 01:04 pm

If anything at all, that´s a really good signal about Bings ambition in search. Rather than being able to lead anything they just follow and do it badly too. What will the next announcement be.... "If you want to search go to DuckDuckGo as they have some really good results over there". Interesting for all the wrong reasons me thinks.

Fedor

05/28/2014 04:02 pm

What, they have a forum?

Grammy Winner Taylor Swift

05/28/2014 11:53 pm

And this is considered Google's biggest competitor in search?

Yo Mamma

05/29/2014 12:27 pm

The forum was as fgood as Google's so called help line - Call 888- ifur- an- idiot

Jithin Chandrababu

05/30/2014 05:00 am

I never knew they had such a forum !!!

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