Posted by jonathan at 6:25pm EST on 06/03/2009
Bing.com, the new “face” of live.com, Microsoft’s search engine, sent out a friendly email to all webmaster.live.com participants.
I logged in with my live.com login credentials and the first thing I noticed was that it looks exactly like webmaster.live.com, the webmaster portal for live.com.
In fact, even my sites that I auth’d on webmaster.live.com were in my account still. I’m just shocked that they haven’t made any improvements on it.
Here is the email they sent out.
As a valued partner in the Webmaster and Search community, we’d like you to be among the first to experience Bing™ and share some of its great new features. We also want to ensure you are aware of the existing and soon to be updated suite of tools available for you to power your site via www.bing.com/webmaster.
Bing is a new world of search services. It provides users with a powerful way to cut through the clutter and make more informed decisions. Among its new features:
* Instant Answers: finds specific answers to informational queries, e.g. “What is 55F in Celsius” offers rich media and structured data and a general search term like “weather” yields a 5-day forecast for your location.
* Preview: enables searchers to find out more information about a site by previewing individual results on the results page to reduce back-and-forth searching.
* Best Match: delivers results with deep links and highly relevant information to help searchers to get the right information faster.
Feedback and support can also be found in our new blogs and forums www.bing.com/community. We are in the process of updating our site with new content and tools and will let you know when it is live later this month.
Thanks again for your partnership and for using the API and Webmaster tools. We look forward to your feedback and continued partnership.
The Bing Team