Spotted: Screenshots Of Microsoft's Live Search Webmaster Portal!

Nov 8, 2007 | 4,996 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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As seen on Search Engine Round Table, Barry Schwartz has the first ever screenshots of Live Search Webmaster Portal. Below are the images of the much touted Live Webmaster Portal.

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Once the profile is set up, Microsoft gives you an option to include a META tag in your header or an XML file in your root directory, so Microsoft can validate you are the owner of the site. I opted for the XML file and here are the directions below:

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Once you are validated, the site goes into your webmaster tools section:

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By clicking on the domain, up comes a summary about the site:

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You get information like last crawl date, "domain rank," the number of indexed pages, if you are blocking the crawlers, and your top five pages by rank.

Clicking over the the "profile" section gives you the ability to revalidate your site, add an XML site map and update your email address:

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There is also a "Keywords" link to show you how well you rank for particular keywords. You enter in a keyword phrase into the box and click search. Then it shows you the results of that keyword phrase:

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There is a simple link tool that shows you your top 10, aka your most valuable, incoming links:

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Then it shows you your top links outwards to external sites:

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Plus, here is the page to input your Sitemap address:

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They even give you a simple tool to validate your robots.txt file:

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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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