Bing Webmaster Tools Upgrade - Another Reason to Promote on Bing

Bing Webmaster Tools Upgrade – A Reason to Promote on Bing

Bing announced recently that they now let users submit up to 10,000 URLs for indexing PER DAY through Webmaster Tools.

 

This is a welcome change to the previous settings where a user was limited to just 10 URLs a day and 50 a month. And it’s great news for SEOs and webmasters who need to submit URLs frequently.

 

Bing is becoming a serious contender again, and it seems they’re pulling some suave moves to improve their user experience. This puts them above Google and throws a jab at one of the main parts of Google’s indexing – web crawling.

 

Google takes its sweet time to crawl newly submitted URLs, with the process taking anywhere from hours to weeks. Bing’s new submission update will allow them to crawl submitted content much faster, as Bing’s Fabrice Canel tweeted:

Fabrice Canel screenshot on X (formerly Twitter)

This blew Google’s daily submission limit out of the park, which was not only limited to 500 submissions a month, but the actual limit display was also removed at one point.

 

What is Bing Webmaster Tools?

Bing Webmaster Tools is a set of free tools offered by Microsoft’s Bing search engine to help website owners and webmasters optimize their sites for Bing’s search engine results. It provides insights into how Bing crawls and indexes websites, as well as diagnostic tools to identify any issues that may be impacting a site’s visibility in Bing’s search results.

Some key features of Bing Webmaster Tools include:

  1. Site Dashboard: Provides an overview of your website’s performance in Bing search results, including clicks, impressions, and crawl errors.
  2. Site Explorer: Allows you to view how Bing sees your website, including indexed pages, inbound links, and keywords.
  3. Search Performance: Provides detailed analytics on how your website is performing in Bing search results, including top search queries, clicks, and impressions.
  4. URL Inspection: Lets you check how Bing crawls and indexes individual URLs on your website.
  5. Sitemap Submission: Allows you to submit XML sitemaps to Bing to help improve the crawling and indexing of your website.
  6. Crawl Control: Provides options to control how Bing crawls your website, including crawl rate settings and URL parameters.
  7. Backlink Data: Offers insights into the inbound links pointing to your website, helping you understand your site’s backlink profile.

Overall, Bing Webmaster Tools is a valuable resource for website owners and webmasters looking to improve their visibility and performance in Bing’s search results. It provides a range of tools and insights to help optimize websites for better search engine rankings.

Where Can You Use Bing Webmaster Tools?

Here are the various things you can use Bing Webmaster Tools for:

  1. Bing Webmaster Tools Overview: Bing Webmaster Tools is an essential platform for website owners and webmasters aiming to enhance their visibility on Bing search results. It offers a suite of tools and reports to monitor and optimize website performance.
  2. Bing Search Results Analysis: With Bing Webmaster Tools, users can delve into their website’s performance on Bing search results. Detailed analytics provide insights into clicks, impressions, and average position for specific keywords, helping to refine SEO strategies.
  3. SEO Reports: Bing Webmaster Tools generates comprehensive SEO reports that highlight areas for improvement. These reports cover various aspects such as crawl errors, site speed, mobile usability, and more, aiding in optimizing websites for better search engine rankings.
  4. Bing Indexing Insights: Website owners can gain valuable insights into how Bing indexes their site. Information on indexed pages, crawl errors, and crawl stats assists in ensuring that all relevant content is properly indexed for optimal visibility.
  5. Integration with WordPress Sites: Bing Webmaster Tools seamlessly integrates with WordPress sites through plugins or manual verification methods. This integration enables WordPress users to easily monitor and optimize their site’s performance on Bing search results.
  6. Inbound Links Analysis: The platform offers insights into inbound links pointing to your website. Understanding the quality and quantity of inbound links can inform link-building strategies and contribute to improved search engine rankings.
  7. Webmaster Tools Account Management: Users can manage their Bing Webmaster Tools account, including adding multiple websites, setting up user permissions, and receiving notifications for critical SEO issues affecting site performance.
  8. HTML Tag Implementation: Bing Webmaster Tools provides guidance on implementing HTML tags, such as meta tags and structured data markup, to improve search engine visibility and enhance the appearance of search results snippets.
  9. Keyword Research Tools: While Bing Webmaster Tools primarily focuses on analyzing keywords that drive traffic to a website, it also provides insights into keyword trends and suggestions for expanding keyword targeting strategies.
  10. Diagnostic Tools for Website Health: Diagnostic tools within Bing Webmaster Tools help identify and resolve issues affecting a website’s performance in Bing search results. This includes identifying crawl errors, fixing broken links, and resolving indexing issues.
  11.    Site Performance Monitoring: Website owners can monitor their site’s performance over time using Bing Webmaster Tools. Tracking search KPI such as clicks, impressions, and average position allows for the evaluation of SEO efforts and the identification of areas for improvement.
  12. Monitoring New Pages: Bing Webmaster Tools enables users to monitor the indexing status of new pages. This includes tracking when new pages are discovered by Bing’s crawlers and ensuring they are properly indexed to appear in search results.

By leveraging Bing Webmaster Tools effectively, website owners and webmasters can optimize their websites for better visibility and performance in Bing search results, ultimately driving more traffic and achieving their online goals.

 

What’s New With Bing Webmaster Tools

SEO for Bing has been somewhat neglected for many years and practiced only by those few who saw its potential, and there was some merit to that. For more than a good decade, Bing was a very distant runner-up to Google and offered very little value in comparison.

 

But in recent years, it began to change, and a shift of perception has been slowly taking place as Google sparked outrage more than once by worsening the condition of their direct users: the people that promote for Google and pay for their ads. The webmasters, SEO and SEM experts.

 

One such notable example is limiting search volume to high-paying AdWords users only back in 2016. That’s a problem we at Pro Rank Tracker quickly solved by simply showing all of our paid users their monthly global and local search volume for any keyword on Google. We since evolved it to show search volume on Bing, Amazon and YouTube as well:

You Can Now Reveal the Monthly Search Volume of ANY Keyword for All the Major Search Engines (Even Amazon and YouTube!)

 

Bing offers some sweet advantages that if used correctly can supplement and benefit anyone’s SEO campaigns.

 

For starters, unlike Google, Bing is less prone to devastating updates that knock down your hard earned ranks or arbitrarily penalizing and giving false positives to hacking signals.

 

Not putting everything in the Google basket is a mantra every webmaster and SEO expert should have memorized by now, because when that unexpected drop in ranks happens, you’ll be thankful you still have some organic Bing traffic.

If that Google basket falls, you can still make an omelette with the eggs on the table

If that Google basket falls, you can still make an omelette with the eggs on the table

Bing also offers demographic benefits in the form of a more mature and financially stable user base. SEO is less difficult for Bing and less competitive.

 

In addition to that, Bing also powers Yahoo!, which means that many SEO strategies are effective for both!

 

Track your global and local Bing/Yahoo! ranks and see search volume

 

Bing’s search results are less personalized and geo-targeted than Google, which makes rank tracking your Bing ranks fairly easy in comparison. (To track Google, you need to consider exact locations, UI languages, device types, mobile OS types, and screen sizes.)

 

So, the best way to monitor your Bing/Yahoo! organic progress is by monitoring it with Pro Rank Tracker.

 

Simply add the URL you want to track for Bing and Yahoo!:

Advanced Add URLs and Terms in PRT dashboard

 

If you’re targeting a specific audience by country and have translated pages of your website, you would need to add the relevant local versions of Bing and Yahoo! for tracking. For example, if you have a French version of your website, you should also track it on Bing.fr and Yahoo.fr.

Advanced Add URLs and Terms in PRT dashboard

The column “Global” in the data table shows your Bing term search volume. If the term is tracked for a local Bing, than the column “local” will show you the search volume for that specific country.

 

Bing is mostly popular in the US and UK, so search volumes for other countries might be underwhelming for niche terms, but they are still worthy of promotion! You can get 0% traffic for a term searched by millions or 100% of a term searched by a few dozen.

 

So, keep your eye on Bing, and start targeting it if you haven’t already.

 

We have a feeling there’s many more interesting changes to come, and Google might be in for a very tough fight. Be sure you’re subscribed to our blog so you won’t miss those changes when we cover them!

 

If you want to read more cool stuff about Bing, here’s another article on why it’s an important contender in the search game:

Is Bing really a failure? Should you even track your Bing ranks?

 


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