Bing Webmaster Tools Reports Adds Percentage Changes

Bing has added percent changes, deltas, to some of the various reports within Bing Webmaster Tools.

The percent changes show the difference from the period selected to the same time period before that. So if you selected the past 30-days, Bing will show the percent change from the previous 30-day period. This applies for Clicks from search, Appeared in search, Pages crawled, Crawl errors and Pages indexed.

Specifically for the pages indexed, Bing will show you the percentage change between the last day of the selected period and the last day of the prior period. Bing will also show the absolute numbers for each metric in this dashboard chart.

Bing’s Webmaster Tools data goes as far back as 6 months, so you can compare 30 days, one day, or even 3 months of data.

Google Webmaster Tools added the percentage change back in October 2010.

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  • ESPInfo

    I noticed this earlier today. Kind of like Bing’s flight fare search. I like it.

  • http://www.datadrivenseo.com/ Data Driven SEO

    This is a step in the right direction for Bing. Providing webmasters with as much data as possible has proven to work with Google’s Webmaster Tools because of the fact you pay a lot more attention and do things the right way. Although this data isn’t incredibly useful to most people, it shows that Bing is trying to do things to appease webmasters, which is never a bad thing.

  • robthespy

    bing smells blood!

  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/sanket Sanket Patel

    Gooogle add this feature days ago. So this is nice try of Bing to amtch with google webmaster. One of the best thing is now we can compare even 3 months of data in Bing webmaster.

  • http://www.facebook.com/the.nathaniel.bailey Nathaniel Bailey

    Its good that both Google and Bing are both competing against each other more with there webmaster tools now because it should hopefully keep them both on the ball and feeling they need to bring out more tools to out do the other.

    One thing I did notice about the image above, if the “crawl errors” percentage has gone down, shouldn’t the number be green not red? Because I don’t know about all of you or Bing, but I thought that it was better not to have crawl errors lol

  • http://twitter.com/vincentwehren Vincent Wehren

    Hi Nathaniel, good catch. In the case of crawl errors, fewer is definitely better. Barry didn’t leave a link to my blog post in this article, but feel free to post any additional feedback you may have in the comments section of http://www.bing.com/community/site_blogs/b/webmaster/archive/2012/08/22/get-more-useful-metrics-out-of-your-bing-webmaster-tools-site-dashboard.aspx or any upcoming posts. Cheers!

  • http://twitter.com/vincentwehren Vincent Wehren

    Sanket – you are absolutely right: GWMT had this feature for some time but as you pointed out Bing WMT are showing % change information for a full 3-months period, whereas GWMT only surfaces change information for the last 30 days of available data.

  • Saswata Nandi

    This is good for us because Google and Bing are both competing ….

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