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  • Blog Post: Diagnose SEO Issues - SES San Jose Presentation

    Thank you all for coming to our presentation at SES San Jose. We've posted the deck online for folks who are interested. If you have any questions, please post them to our forums . Diagnose SEO Issues with Live Search Webmaster Tools View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags...
  • Blog Post: Best match, deep links, feature support

    In Bing, certain navigational queries will provide a “Best match” result at the top. This result also provides several deep links and various contact information associated with the site. Currently, we are working to develop a better support experience for this feature. We hope to have it...
  • Blog Post: SMX East 2008: AJAX, CSS and Web 2.0

    A big part of Web 2.0 is bringing the richness of desktop applications onto the Web, to create both a richer user experience and a stable development platform. With technologies like Asynchronous JavaScript And XML (AJAX), Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight, we've made a lot of progress. As far as...
  • Blog Post: Web 2.0 Expo: SEO for Web Development Presentation

    I would like to thank everyone for taking the time to check out my session at Web 2.0 Expo here in New York City. I've included a link to my slides below, along with answers to all the questions that were posted that I did not get a chance to answer during the talk. Please feel free to contact me if...
  • Blog Post: adCenterCommunity.com is open for business!

    Webmasters, you may already have heard, but our friends on the adCenter team launched a new community portal today in an effort to assist and enable advertisers. We want to encourage you, whether you are currently using adCenter or not, to visit. Features of the site include: Product/Service specific...
  • Blog Post: Continuing the Journey: New Features for the Bing Webmaster Tools

    Today, we are announcing the release of new features for the Bing Webmaster tools. These features are a direct response to feedback we've received since our launch last month which was announced in Anthony's " A New Beginning: Bing Webmaster Tools " blog post. The loudest feedback was, "I want...
  • Blog Post: New tools for webmasters in the Bing Toolbox

    Today we're really excited to announce the arrival of the Bing Toolbox , a new portal for all you Bing webmasters, publishers, developers, and advertisers out there. The Toolbox is an organized set of tools for the entire Bing community, plus links to our Webmaster and Developer community blogs and forums...
  • Blog Post: Bing contributes to SIR6

    Here at Microsoft, the fun is not just working on interesting projects but sharing interesting results across groups to help our users. And when this information exchange is in the area of security, you just feel elated that you have done the right thing. Thanks to our friends at Microsoft Malware Protection...
  • Blog Post: Reach nearby customers with Live Search Local Listing Center

    Searchers use Live Search Local to quickly find local businesses. As the owner of a business, you have the ability to update the information shown to searchers, including your business address, telephone number, and customer ratings, all with the click of a button. How do you find the Live Local Listing...
  • Blog Post: Bing white paper for webmasters & publishers released

    Quick note on this. We have just released a new white paper titled, Bing: New Features Relevant to Webmasters . As you might imagine, it covers the key features of Bing from the perspective of webmasters and web publishers. It also delves into how Bing affects your past and future SEO activities. Be...
  • Blog Post: Get better results from Live

    Today we’re happy to take the “private” label off our Webmaster Tools beta , and open it up to all webmasters and SEO professionals. This is a first step by Live Search to make it easier to ensure your site is getting the best crawling, indexing, and representation in Live Search results...
  • Blog Post: New webmaster community in Bing

    As you may have noticed, Bing is live today as a preview. The site will be fully deployed by Wednesday. Be sure to go to www.bing.com and check out for yourself all of the new features and functionality of the new search engine. It’s pretty cool stuff. We’re also excited to welcome you...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft to support cross-domain Sitemaps

    Today we're pleased to announce an update to the Sitemaps Protocol , in collaboration with Google , and Yahoo! This update should help many new sites adopt the protocol by increasing our flexibility on where Sitemaps are hosted. Essentially, the change allows a webmaster to store their Sitemap files...
  • Blog Post: Bingbot is coming to town

    Back in June, 2010, we published a blog post titled Bing crawler: bingbot on the horizon that announced our plans to retire our venerable web crawler, MSNBot, and replace it with the new. Our plans remain on track, and we want to remind you that this change will occur on October 1 st , 2010. We...
  • Blog Post: What do Andy Warhol, Heraclitus and Albert Einstein have to do with the Bing Blog?

    Thinking I’d be original, I first titled this post, “Changes, they are a-coming”. When I Bing’d that title, I realized that ‘original’ isn’t the correct descriptor . . . so, I went searching for inspiration to aid in finding words to convey the importance and...
  • Blog Post: Greetings, webmasters!

    We are glad you found your way to this blog. We, the Live Search Webmaster Team, have created this blog to help keep you informed on progress as we develop tools to assist you as webmasters. We will also be sharing from time to time on how to keep your site performing well. We want this blog to be...
  • Blog Post: Smarter 404 pages on WordPress with Bing

    In this blog, we've previously discussed matters relating to custom 404 pages in Fixing 404 File Not Found frustrations (SEM 101) , returning the correct HTTP status code with your custom 404 pages in 301 to 404 gets 200 - oops! (From the Forums) , and using Bing toolkits to develop such pages in Create...
  • Blog Post: New Inbound Links Feature in Bing Webmaster Tools

    We are pleased to announce the release of our new Inbound Links feature. Bing Webmaster Tools now provides registered site owners the ability to easily & intuitively retrieve data about links to their sites. We received plenty of feedback from site owners and SEOs that expressed the importance of...
  • Blog Post: Find out how Live Search is crawling your site

    My favorite feature of our recent launch is the Crawl Issues tool, which gives you details about issues Live Search may encounter while crawling and indexing your website. This information can help you better understand what Live Search sees when crawling your site and should ultimately help you improve...
  • Blog Post: SMX East 2008: Webmaster Guidelines

    Updated : SMX has posted the video for the What is Spam session. One of the most common questions I get from companies concerned about search engine optimization (SEO) is which optimization tactics are acceptable by search engines and which ones are not. We pulled this session together with the help...
  • Blog Post: On the road to Santa Clara

    We’re excited to be headed to SMX West and participating in a number of panels and other events next week. We’ll be there to talk about all the usual searchy things you love and we will have plenty of folks (Nathan as well as a few new faces) on hand to help you with your Webmaster Center or search-related...
  • Blog Post: Search Marketing Expo London 2008

    Are you attending SMX London ? We are too!  Nathan Buggia, Senior Program Manager Lead for the Live Search Webmaster Center will be on hand presenting during several sessions and we hope that if you are in attendance that you will take the time to stop by and listen. You can find him speaking at...
  • Blog Post: Bing and Yahoo! team up on search

    We hope Wednesday’s announcement of the new search and advertising partnership with Yahoo! is just the first step in a journey that will provide more choice to consumers, better value to our customers, and more innovation by enabling efficiencies and integration within our Search and Search Advertising...
  • Blog Post: See you in San Jose!

    As summer begins to wind down and kids are beginning to dread the sound of school bells ringing, there is one more chance for a little getaway: Search Engine Strategies, San Jose 2008. While we expect the California sun will be out and there will be plenty of margarita’s to go around, there will...
  • Blog Post: More crawling improvements from MSNBot

    A few months ago we announced two new features to MSNBot to reduce the burden of crawling on your website. These were part of a series of improvements we’re making to our crawler during the Spring to increase the freshness and breadth of content in our index. As part of these latest improvements...