Bing Webmaster Center To Add Link Reports, Link Explorer & More

Oct 5, 2010 - 7:47 am 2 by
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At SMX East yesterday, Bing had a sponsored panel named Bing Webmaster Tools and the Search Alliance which I live blogged. In that demo, they showed off some new features coming to the Bing Webmaster Center toolset.

In July they revamped their webmaster tools but dropped a key element, linkage reporting. Yesterday, Bing demoed the new link report. They also demoed a feature called link explorer that shows you what their spiders see on a link by link basis. You can even block URLs there and ask Bing to recrawl them as soon as possible.

None of these features are live yet, but I have some screen shots taken from slides via my iPhone. They are hard to make out, so I will try to explain them:

First report is an "InLinks" report. The report shows you links accrued over time and also let's you drill down into the links, which would be right below the graph:

Bing Webmaster Center Link Report

Here are two picture of Index Explorer, which shows you more details about the URLs crawled and let's you request them to be crawled again sooner and blocked:

Bing Webmaster Center Link Explorer

Bing Webmaster Center Link Explorer

There is no forum discussion on this yet, but it is nice to see.

You may learn more from my live blog coverage of that session.


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