New Bing Webmaster Tools Live With New URL Inspection Tool Jul 30, 2020

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New Bing Webmaster Tools Live With New URL Inspection Tool
Jul 30, 2020 by Barry Schwartz Search Engine Roundtable

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In February Bing announced it was working on a new Bing Webmaster Tools, we saw some early screen shots of it then. Today is the day this new version goes completely live and within the next month the old tool will be gone.

You can access the new Bing Webmaster Tools at bing.com/webmasters/, the old one will be at bing.com/webmaster (without an S) for the next 30 days or so.

URL Inspection Tool

With this launch, Bing added a bunch of new features but one feature I did not cover before and is new, is the URL Inspection Tool that allow you "to inspect Bing indexed version of your URLs allowing to detect potential indexing issues due to crawl or not following Bing Webmaster guidelines."

What Else...

We already saw the new features including crawl control, URL submission, blocking URLs and more. Also a new site scan tool and robots.txt tester tool. Also, Bing released revamped Webmaster guidelines.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
    More and more Marketers are using Bing to drive traffic to their websites. As an Internet Marketer I hold that when driving traffic to websites it is necessary to target on more than one search engine. Essentially, don't leave anything on the table and certainly nothing up to chance.

    Bing's new tools are great for making Search Engine Optimazation (SEO) decisions when driving traffic to our websites. Not perfect at this stage. Getting better and better from my own perspective.

    If you have been on the fence about including Bing into your SEO strategy.. now is the time, IMO. Don't let your competition beat you to the punch.
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    • Profile picture of the author expmrb
      Originally Posted by Jeffery View Post

      More and more Marketers are using Bing to drive traafic to their websites. As an Internet Marketer I hold that when driving traffic to websites it is necessary to target on more than one search engine. Essentially, don't leave anything on the table and certainly nothing up to chance.

      Bing's new tools are great for making Search Engine Optimazation (SEO) decisions when driving traffic to our websites. Not perfect at this stage. Getting better and better from my own perspective.

      If you have been on the fence about including Bing into your SEO strategy.. now is the time, IMO. Don't let your competition beat you to the punch.

      I know its a long way for Bing. But hey atleast they are trying something.


      Some competition against Google is needed. Otherwise, they will just do whatever they want.
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      • Profile picture of the author calvynlee
        Originally Posted by expmrb View Post



        Some competition against Google is needed. Otherwise, they will just do whatever they want.
        exactly, else they dominated and they create all the internet mafia's rules.
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      • Profile picture of the author fastreplies
        Originally Posted by expmrb View Post

        Some competition against Google is needed. Otherwise, they will just do whatever they want.
        I'm preaching resistance to Google's Rules for more than 15 years
        and if before G. would put on record and tell devoted dickheads to dance,
        now G.makes them to play their own tunes and dance or else.

        Again, G. search engine is dead for years now and what you see now is
        money making machine for which Joe Public virtually stopped to exist.

        Oh BTW, Microsoft is not any better, just tolerable... for now.



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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by Jeffery View Post

      More and more Marketers are using Bing to drive traffic to their websites. As an Internet Marketer I hold that when driving traffic to websites it is necessary to target on more than one search engine. Essentially, don't leave anything on the table and certainly nothing up to chance.

      Bing's new tools are great for making Search Engine Optimazation (SEO) decisions when driving traffic to our websites. Not perfect at this stage. Getting better and better from my own perspective.

      If you have been on the fence about including Bing into your SEO strategy.. now is the time, IMO. Don't let your competition beat you to the punch.

      Almost any internet marketers that are making Bing a serious part of their traffic strategy are going to end up wondering why they are not making any money.

      Heck some rank trackers on the market won't even bother tracking it.

      Besides, what are you really going to do differently to try to drive traffic from Bing?

      But hey, if you want to fight over the scraps while your real competitors are dominating in Google, by all means... go for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
    Originally Posted by expmrb View Post

    I know its a long way for Bing. But hey atleast they are trying something.

    Some competition against Google is needed. Otherwise, they will just do whatever they want.
    Agreed. IMO, they presently 'do whatever they want' and 'Internet Marketers' use the search engine very differently compared to the average user (Non-internet Marketers).

    On the other hand, Bing is the second leading search engine in terms of World Wide and U.S. Market Share. World Wide market share Google has something like 92% and Bing has something like 5%. U.S. Market Share Google has something like 88% and Bing has something like 10%.

    Consider that almost all new PCs run on Windows and the browser is Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 and the default search engine is Bing.

    Originally Posted by calvynlee View Post

    exactly, else they dominated and they create all the internet mafia's rules.
    Well, I am a fan of the Sopranos, so maybe there is some truth to that.
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    • Profile picture of the author expmrb
      Originally Posted by Jeffery View Post


      Consider that almost all new PCs run on Windows and the browser is Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 and the default search engine is Bing.

      It doesn't make any real difference even though they come by default with Bing. The market share of Edge is slightly higher (0.3-0.6%) than IE. Combine both of them and still you won't have 10% of the total market share. And the browser industry is highly dominated by Chrome and Firefox, mainly Chrome which itself is a Google's product.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
        Originally Posted by expmrb View Post

        It doesn't make any real difference even though they come by default with Bing. The market share of Edge is slightly higher (0.3-0.6%) than IE. Combine both of them and still you won't have 10% of the total market share. And the browser industry is highly dominated by Chrome and Firefox, mainly Chrome which itself is a Google's product.
        Yepper. Last year I visited some folks at two different VA Homes. The homes are a Co-Op and both homes buy their food stuffs from my company. BTW, the Co-Op covers two states.

        The days that I visited their PCs were being replaced with the latest and greatest Dell Laptops. All of them were loaded with Win 10 and Edge, so they were using Bing. A tech told me the default search engine (Bing) could not be changed as it was part of the network's settings.

        Hmm, the wheels started spinning. Contacted the Co-Op. Lets just say that network now populates "my Bing Ads"
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        • Profile picture of the author expmrb
          Originally Posted by Jeffery View Post

          Yepper. Last year I visited some folks at two different VA Homes. The homes are a Co-Op and both homes buy their food stuffs from my company. BTW, the Co-Op covers two states.

          The days that I visited their PCs were being replaced with the latest and greatest Dell Laptops. All of them were loaded with Win 10 and Edge, so they were using Bing. A tech told me the default search engine (Bing) could not be changed as it was part of the network's settings.

          Hmm, the wheels started spinning. Contacted the Co-Op. Lets just say that network now populates "my Bing Ads"

          Well Sir, thanks for the share.



          And Bing isn't fighting Google now. Bing is more or less preparing itself for the fight.


          Originally Posted by fastreplies View Post

          I'm preaching resistance to Google's Rules for more than 15 years
          and if before G. would put on record and tell devoted dickheads to dance,
          now G.makes them to play their own tunes and dance or else.

          Again, G. search engine is dead for years now and what you see now is
          money making machine for which Joe Public virtually stopped to exist.

          Oh BTW, Microsoft is not any better, just tolerable... for now.



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          True. But the situation right now is that anything better than Google's garbage SERP's is good.
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  • Profile picture of the author Deanne Woon
    Thanks for the informative post, Jeffery.

    Will check out the new tools.


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  • Profile picture of the author Janice Sperry
    A certain type of person will use Bing as their preferred search engine. There are some niches, products and services that Bing users love. Your Bing traffic may be extremely low but your conversion rate can be extremely high. Do the testing. Not everything works but if you hit the right thing you will love your Bing traffic and conversions.

    I know it is easy to dismiss Bing search traffic as pathetic and I would agree in most cases. However, when you discover something that Bing users search for to buy you will not regret it, because it can be great buyer traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    For all the hate that Google gets for its content above the fold, why is nobody blasting Bing?

    I don't manually check Bing rankings often, but decided to play around a little today. Holy shit. It's awful.

    So many SERPs have five ads above the organic listings. Five! And Google gets hammered for having three? Many of those SERPs have 4 more ads at the bottom. And in many of these SERPs I'm only seeing 6-7 organic results.

    And local results? Forget it. The results are total crap. For many searches you don't even get a local maps box to show up. I did a search in my town, "SEO company york pa". The only local map result that was shown was for Sunrise Soap Company. Great company I'm sure, but they certainly do not do SEO.

    Everything that people complain about with Google it seems like Bing is doing twice as badly but nobody is paying attention.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
      Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

      For all the hate that Google gets for its content above the fold, why is nobody blasting Bing?

      I don't manually check Bing rankings often, but decided to play around a little today. Holy shit. It's awful.

      So many SERPs have five ads above the organic listings. Five! And Google gets hammered for having three? Many of those SERPs have 4 more ads at the bottom. And in many of these SERPs I'm only seeing 6-7 organic results.

      And local results? Forget it. The results are total crap. For many searches you don't even get a local maps box to show up. I did a search in my town, "SEO company york pa". The only local map result that was shown was for Sunrise Soap Company. Great company I'm sure, but they certainly do not do SEO.

      Everything that people complain about with Google it seems like Bing is doing twice as badly but nobody is paying attention.
      and that is putting it nicely. Personally, five times as badly in my opinion.

      I think the reason some folks stomp on G so much is because they try to play the SERPs and they fails, so they would rather say G sux than say their SEO efforts sux.
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      • Profile picture of the author expmrb
        Bing is just not advanced as Google. And in many cases I have found it useful.


        The thing is whenever we search something from our mobile or computers, usually the search happens through Google whether we like it or not. And also as of today it still remains the widely spread search engine on the planet. So, any fault from them becomes huge automatically. Bing has its faults but they don't get publicized because simply people don't know about it, Bing is a search engines which is used as an alternative but Google is the primary one.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
    Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

    What's a Bing?

    Me thinks Bing has something to with The Sopranos - Blog A Bing?


    Originally Posted by fastreplies View Post

    Well, Bing is a search engine where if you are searching for shoe laces,
    you want get results that would pointing you to shoe history, shoe repair,
    shoe manufacturers, laces less shoe, laces styles and so on.



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    I just Binged "shoe laces" and did not see anything related to fruit.
    However, I Binged "AMRAY Free Web Directory Since Year 2000" and it returned "Basket Case".
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    • Profile picture of the author fastreplies
      Originally Posted by Jeffery View Post

      I just Binged "shoe laces" and did not see anything related to fruit.
      Probably because you're using your night vision glasses.

      Originally Posted by Jeffery View Post

      However, I Binged "AMRAY Free Web Directory Since Year 2000" and it returned "Basket Case".
      Yep, definitely you're using wrong eye-ware, or...
      you should use other hand because it looks like blindness is finally catching up with you





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