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Bing Webmaster Tools has some new updates, like: Expanding Crawl Details, Active Email Alerts, URL normalization suggestions, deeper data in the index explorer, DNS verification and AdCentre Integration. You can find out more at the Bing Webmaster Blog.
Bing Webmaster Tools has a blog that provides SEO's with some information and tips on SEO, like crawling, content, site structure and link building. For more information you can view the Bing Webmaster Blog here.
This week, Bing shares some helpful hints on how to build quality content for the web, providing insights and solutions as to how to go about measuring “quality” and examine the factors attributed to “quality” content. In the piece, Bing explains how to build content in such a way that it is credible and provides a visitor with their desired needs, as well as rank favourably in search engine search results.
Bing is set to host a schema.org workshop on the 21st September 2011 in Silicon Valley following many discussions and feedback received after 2 June this year when it was announced that the search engine would collaborate with Google and Yahoo in order to create and support a set of standards for structured data markup on web pages. The workshop will serve as a “working session” to all who participate covering feedback and discussing options.
A “single ecosystem” for PC’s, phones, tablets and TV? Microsoft is set to provide “coherence and consistency” across all of these different devices. It is believed that Microsoft is planning to harmonise Windows for PC’s and Windows Phone, as well as the Xbox operating system within the next 4 years. It is also rumoured that Microsoft may very well release a new brand name at the same time? Time will tell how these different platforms will be tied together. Watch this space.
ComScore Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world released its monthly comScore qSearch analysis within the U.S market place recently. Leading the explicit core search market in June this year was Google Sites with 65.5% of search queries being conducted. Yahoo! Sites came in with 15.9% and Microsoft Sites with 14.4%. A total of 16.7 billion explicit core searches were conducted during the month of June with Google ranking in first – 10.9 billion searches.
Microsoft is set to offer motion capture and gesture capabilities to the world of business via its Kinect platform. This software development kit (SDK) will enable USB connectable devices to be plugged in to any Windows operated PC allowing for motion enabled applications such as motion sensing and hand gestures. If developed properly, this new offering could potentially become a viable alternative to touch screen technologies. A release date has not yet been made official.
Yahoo Site Explorer, is due to shut down later this year following a decline in sitemap submissions and an interest in webmaster tool interface. The service, once well respected, has become somewhat redundant since Yahoo began migrating their services to Microsoft, who function in much the same territory, both as a source for organic results on the web. Find out more on Yahoo Site Explorer
Bing continues to make strides in improving their webmaster tools. Among the most recent includes updates on adding sitemap file type options including RSS, Atom and TXT; expanded navigation, notification options within a users' preferences menu and added support for 34 languages including Italian, Arabic, Japanese, Spanish and Hindi. Find out more on these Bing Webmaster Tool Features