A new feature has been released in the new version of Bing Webmaster Tools called Site Scan. Site Scan is a site audit tool that will crawl your site checking for common technical SEO issue. It can be accessed over here.

So what is Site Scan? According to Bing, “Site Scan is an on-demand site audit tool which crawls your site and checks for common technical SEO issues. Fixing these issues will make your website search engine and user friendly. With this tool, you can improve your website performance not only on Bing but on other search engines as well.”

To access the feature, go to the Site Scan feature, then click on “Start new scan.” Enter in the name of the scan, the scope of the scan, the limit of pages you want Bing to scan and even more.


Site Scan feature in Bing Webmaster Tools

The scan detail report will find common SEO issues. It will give you:

  • Scan Status
  • Number of pages scanned
  • Number of Errors
  • Number of Warnings
  • List of issues found, their severity and the number of pages affected

The report is broken down into:

  • Errors: These are the most critical issues we found on your website. You should prioritize resolving these issues as they can impact indexability of your website.
  • Warnings: These are the issues with medium severity which might impact your SEO health.
  • Notices: These are lowest severity issues or recommendations which you can investigate after solving all the errors and warnings.

SourceBarry Schwartz