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12 Sep 2007

Windows Live Webmaster Portal Beta

Excellent wee post/articl;e and discussion about this new tool. Definitely a good heads-up for us all out in the boonies to watch out for it:

Windows Live Webmaster Portal Beta

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By: Lee Odden 2007-09-11

Earlier this year I participated in an online focus group where questions were asked about various webmaster and SEO tools. The session was run by a third party and I was able to get them...

...to admit it was for Microsoft. Tonight, like many others that showed interest, I received an invite to register from Nathan Buggia, Sr. Product Manager of the Live Search Webmaster Tools Team.

Similar to Googles Webmaster Tools (Vanessa Fox interview here) and Yahoos Site Explorer tools (Tim Mayer interview here), the services included in this Beta of Microsofts Windows Live Webmaster Portal appear to be split up into three categories:

Troubleshooting
  • Site crawling

  • Site Indexing

  • Robots.txt

  • Sitemaps

Sitemaps

  • Creation

  • Submission (upload, autodiscovery)

  • Ping

Stats

  • Top search terms for your domain

  • Top search terms for other domains

  • Top keywords on your site

  • Inbound links to your site

  • Inbound links to other sites

  • Outbound links from your site

  • Outbound links from other sites

  • Perceived site quality score

  • Number of pages indexed
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Excellent wee post/article and discussion about this new tool. Definitely a good heads-up for us all out in the boonies to watch out for it:

Windows Live Webmaster Portal Beta

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