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Verification and Submission
– Verification methods: MetaTag verification, CNAME record, XML verification, Domain Connect
– Submit URLs: Allows submission of up to 10,000 URLs per day for faster indexing

Website Analysis and Issue Identification
– Crawl issues: Identifies potential website issues like 404 errors and unsupported content-types
Backlink data: Access data on referring links (acquired from Yahoo! Site Explorer)
– Advanced filtering: Enables quick scoping of website reports for specific data
Data download: Provides access to first 1000 results in a CSV file for analysis

Web Standards and Validation
Robots.txt validator: Checks if robots.txt file meets the standard
– Markup validator: Verifies if the site meets W3C standards

Sitemap and Outbound Links
Sitemaps: Allows checking if Bing is viewing the sitemap correctly
– Outbound links: Shows the outbound links Bing sees

Benefits and Usage
– Improved website indexing on Bing search engine
– Identification and resolution of website issues
– Access to data on referring links for SEO analysis
– Efficient data filtering for targeted insights
– Compliance with web standards for better site performance
– Webmasters can verify ownership of their websites using different methods
– Submit URLs for faster indexing and better visibility on Bing
– Utilize tools for identifying and resolving website issues
– Analyze backlink data for SEO optimization
– Access various features and tools for effective website management

Bing Webmaster Tools (previously the Bing Webmaster Center) is a free service as part of Microsoft's Bing search engine which allows webmasters to add their websites to the Bing index crawler, see their site's performance in Bing (clicks, impressions) and a lot more. The service also offers tools for webmasters to troubleshoot the crawling and indexing of their website, submission of new URLs, Sitemap creation, submission and ping tools, website statistics, consolidation of content submission, and new content and community resources.

Microsoft Bing Webmaster Tools
Type of site
Webmaster portal
LaunchedJune 3, 2009; 14 years ago (2009-06-03)
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