Bing Webmaster Tools Now Has the API!

Feb 29, 2012 | 3,197 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Webmasters using the Bing Webmaster Tools can now access the application with additional features. Three new features have been announced by Bing, and this includes the Bing Webmaster Tools API.

  • Bing Webmaster Tools API- With this new feature, you can use Bing Webmaster Tools data in other locations quite easily. The prominent exceptions to this are the messaging and keyword research data. Bing adds, “You will need to either login to your account to use the keyword research tool presently, or set up email alerts to see any messages we post to your account.”
  • Keyword research tool- Now webmasters can do a keyword research on any word or phrase they choose to enter. They can also research on related phrases, across many different countries and languages.  Once you click on the keyword, you can further explore query volumes on keywords too. Bing will provide you with a history of 6 months for all the phrases. Bing adds about cpc data, “adCenter CPC data is shown to help you understand associated costs if you choose to buy paid ads on the phrase.  Hover over any phrase to see more data appear in a box to the left of the list.  We also provide a small graph which details the query trend for the previous 6 months.  This graph  gives you an idea, at a glance, of query volume fluctuations.”
  • Markup Validation Tool. This feature allows webmasters to enter any URL and see what the markup looks like on the page, within the code.

You can access API below the Preferences option in the left hand navigation of the Bing Webmaster Tools API main page. The support documentation of API is a useful resource for developers to review.

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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