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Live Search Webmaster Portal: SEO Tools Coming From Microsoft
Later this year, Microsoft has announced that there will be a public beta of "Live Search Webmaster Portal,"
a collection of tools and information for site owners akin to the
Google Webmaster Central and
Yahoo Site Explorer
offerings from those respective search engines. A private beta of these tools
is about to begin.
The new portal will consolidate existing submit links such as:
- Web search submission
- Local listing control
- Live Product Search Upload
- Video submission
- Book submission
It will also consolidate existing tools such as the
Live Search Box and introduce new tools
with reporting on:
- Linking data
- Indexing data
- Crawling data
The portal will also offer new technical support tools such as:
- Expanded and consolidated site owner
- A dedicated site owner forum running through the Microsoft Developer
Networks forum area
- A dedicated blog for site owners
- More feedback forms
As said, there’s a public beta planned for later this year. However, a
private beta is starting for publishers who meet key criteria (mainly those
with mid-sized to large web sites). Send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to
participate in the private beta.