Bing Webmaster Tools Removes Geo-Targeting Feature

Sep 9, 2020 • 7:21 am | comments (1) by twitter mastodon | Filed Under Bing SEO

Bing has removed the geo-targeting feature in the new version of Bing Webmaster Tools. It was in the old version but it has not been migrated to the new version. Fabrice Canal from Bing confirmed it is not coming to the new version and told SEOs instead to use meta data in HTML or HTTP header to communicate geo-related information to Bing.

Jackson Lo first spotted this difference and posted about it on Twitter where Fabrice Canal from Microsoft responded:

The old documentation on the old Bing Webmaster Tools geo-tagerting feature is still up and live. Here is what it looked like:

click for full size

So what do you do instead? Fabrice linked to these instructions on this old blog post.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

Previous story: John Mueller: The Global Search Personality Of The Year
blog comments powered by Disqus