Bing Webmaster Tools Bugs?

Mar 26, 2012 • 7:56 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Bing SEO
 

Bing LogoA Bing Community thread has complaints from some webmasters saying Bing Webmaster Tools is extremely buggy.

The issues reported consist of:

(1) Not being able to add new sites to the tool.

(2) Not being able to export data from the various reports.

One webmaster explained yesterday:

I've logged in to the webmaster tools area and have found it impossible to add a site - clicking the 'add site' button produces nothing. Clicking the 'export' button downloads a blank file.

Others confirmed the issues are a problem on all browsers including IE, Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari.

I tried it myself and I had no issues. So either Microsoft fixed the issue or it is only impacting some users.

Forum discussion at Bing Community.

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Comments:

Maria

03/28/2012 09:01 am

Hi there, Just last week I experimented the same problem...well, maybe not exactly the same because I succeed in adding my site but then, I've found problems in submitting the sitemap and I'm not able to see any reports...I can't figure out what's all about. Aren't they interested in using this search engine? I don't usually use Bing, I'm a fan of Google but I noticed that a site of my client was searched in Bing (in a particular country) so I thought to submit it to Bing but it's just a waste of time.

BOR

05/02/2012 08:13 pm

I have found Bing and yahoo to be very difficult to use.  I do not like their advertising program at all.  Its hard to use and "times out" often.  

Luc Latulippe

02/08/2013 08:47 pm

Almost a year later, and I'm still experiencing this problem. Using a Mac here, and tried Chrome, FF, and Safari. Who the heck designs a site that won't work in MOST BROWSERS??

TheZenOfZen

05/16/2013 10:34 am

Yep. Tried 6 times and got time-outs every time. Then my site magically appeared even though I had a time-out message. Next step was trying to verify. Over 10 attempts. Just gave up. What a joke.

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