Webmaster Tools

Google’s Web Stories: The Webmasters Guide to Building, Tracking, & Optimization

Shep and Greg are joined by SEO experts Glenn Gabe (@glenngabe) and Samuel Schmitt (@samuelschmitt) to talk about Google Web Stories. Search Engine Journal’s experts walks you through Web Story creation, the different tools available, how to optimize Stories for Google Search and Discover. Plus, get inspired by real-life examples of engaging Web Story content …

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Bing Webmaster Tools New Site Scan Feature Finds SEO Issues

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 …

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Bing To Update BingBot’s User Agent

On December 16, Bing announced that it “will start the transition to a new bingbot user-agent” as it continues to roll out the evergreen BingBot. Evergreen BingBot (a version of BingBot that can crawl the web like a modern browser) is now in use but will be used to “cover all the sites” over the “coming …

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Bing Webmaster Tools Allows Site Verification Via Google Search Console

A new beta feature from Bing has launched that lets site owners import their sites from Google Search Console to its own Webmaster Tools. After site owners log into Bing Webmaster Tools, they may be presented with an option reading, “Already verified on Google Search Console?Beta Skip verification by importing your site.” Even though Bing’s share …

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Bing Has Confirmed Support For JSON-LD Formatted Schema.org Markup

It has been confirmed by Bing that it is actively building out verification tools within its Webmaster Tools set to enable verification of schema.org structured data markup that is in JSON-LD format.  Currently, the support that exists includes validation for schema.org markup in Microdata or RDFa format only. After seeing this tweet from CBSi’s Jon Henshaw, we reached out …

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Both Google And Bing Have Increased The File Size Limit Of Sitemaps Files

It’s been announced by both Bing and Google that they have increased the file size limit of Sitemaps files from 10MB to 50MB. This means that the uncompressed version musst now be under 50MB, rather than under 10MB. Fabrice Canel, Principal Program Manager at Bing, said “while most sitemaps are under this 10 MB file limit, these …

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The Ultimate Guide To Bing Webmaster Tools

Bing can be a great place for SEOs and webmasters, and Bing Webmaster Tools is evident of Microsoft’s dedication to those working with Bing to bring consumers great content. When I think of the ‘best’ webmaster tool, the first thing that would come to mind is Google’s Google Search Console.  But in reality, Bing Webmaster Tools is …

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Bing To Encrypt Searches By Default & Referrer Data To Go Not Provided This Summer

Bing recently announced that the are going to begin encrypting their searches over TLS.  So what this means is that searches will see referrals coming from https://www.bing.com instead of http://www.bing.com. This change is going to happen this summer, and because of this change, Bing will be passing query data to webmasters no longer.  This seems to be a …

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