Bing Revamps Its Webmaster Tools.
Bing announced that it will release the first phase of a refreshed and improved ‘Bing Webmaster Tools’ in the first week of March. The new toolset promises to offer a faster; cleaner; more responsive; and even, more actionable set of features for SEOs and Webmasters.
This first release will have three main features –
1) Backlinks: The inbound links report in the current portal has been integrated with the disavow links tool, which is now a part of the new backlinks report in the refreshed portal.
2) Search Performance: Page traffic and search keywords reports are also integrated as one and are a part of the new search performance report.
3) Sitemaps: The Sitemaps page gets a refresh.
There are no API changes, users can “continue as-is” and obtain their data via the API as they always have.
Why should you care? It has been a while since the last update of Bing Webmaster Tools. Bing promises improvements that will help SEOs and webmasters build better-performing sites for Bing search. Bing’s tools are often underutilised by SEOs and Webmasters but hopefully, these changes will offer enough value to encourage more usage.