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engine

12:53 pm on Jan 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Bing's IIS SEO Toolkit [learn.iis.net]
The free IIS SEO Toolkit gives you an easy way to improve discoverability and user experience for your Web sites. Using the robots exclusion, sitemaps and site analysis tools in the Toolkit, you can increase Web site traffic and revenue by optimizing your site for search engine discoverability and enhancing the quality of your site.

Download it here
[microsoft.com...]

gpilling

2:31 pm on Jan 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Looks interesting. I will have to try it. Then I guess I will have to fix all the problems. Darn. More work.

What happened to the "get rich in 10 days on the internet" dream I am still clinging to from 2001?
Thanks for this!

gpilling

4:50 pm on Jan 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Only 38432 items to fix. Yikes!

LifeinAsia

4:56 pm on Jan 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

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What happened to the "get rich in 10 days on the internet" dream I am still clinging to from 2001?

Well, considering that 10 days in Internet years is about 2 decades in people years...

oddsod

5:29 pm on Jan 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

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It says Windows XP Pro SP2 is an OS it'll work on. After installation when trying to run it says it doesn't work with this OS.

That's MS for you. But thanks for the link, engine.

J_RaD

6:12 pm on Jan 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

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^ are you using it on a computer with IIS installed?

mack

8:03 pm on Jan 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

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You need to install iis. It was bundled with xp pro, not home edition. It wasn't installed by default. You need to install it from the install disk.

Mack.

marcel

8:43 pm on Jan 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Strange, I mentioned the SEO Toolkit back in June [webmasterworld.com] and nobody seemed to care, the only reply I got shot me down in flames... ;)

I've been using it since about May and have been very pleased with it, the only gripe I have is that it doesn't always play well with the URL rewriting module, flagging some rewritten links as invalid.

g1smd

11:09 pm on Jan 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

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You'll need to fix that issue because internal server rewrites shouldn't affect the response codes returned for URL requests. Use Live HTTP Headers to check the response codes. This sounds like a server issue.

BillyS

2:52 am on Jan 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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>>You need to install iis. It was bundled with xp pro, not home edition.

I'm running XP Pro, installed iis, even installed IIS 7 admin. I'm still getting the message this does not work with my OS.

gpilling

3:23 am on Jan 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Strange, I mentioned the SEO Toolkit back in June and nobody seemed to care, the only reply I got shot me down in flames... ;)

That is because you were ahead of your time and not on the front page. :)

JAB Creations

8:35 am on Jan 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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XP Pro SP3 and I got the "not supported OS" bit too. Then I manually turned IIS on and I still don't see anything in the installer about Bing. Gee, sure would be nice if it worked.

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JS_Harris

10:24 am on Jan 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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In theory this is a cool tool to have but it strikes out with me.

Strike 1 - forcing me to install IIS when I have no other use for it.
Strike 2 - missing some important SEO features.
Strike 3 - I found one recommendation I consider Google unfriendly.

Bhavin

12:22 pm on Jan 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Not working. facing problems with OS. I am using XP SP2.


Thanks

marcel

1:10 pm on Jan 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Use Live HTTP Headers to check the response codes. This sounds like a server issue.

Thanks, I'll give that a try, as the links look fine to me, and copying the links (and clicking on them in the source pages) results in the expected page being shown.

Not working. facing problems with OS. I am using XP SP2.

AFAIK, the SEO toolkit only works on IIS7 (which is not available on XP). The Web Platform Installer can be installed in XP, but not the SEO toolkit.

dataguy

1:32 pm on Jan 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Strange, I mentioned the SEO Toolkit back in June and nobody seemed to care, the only reply I got shot me down in flames... ;)

That was because in June, Microsoft sucked. Isn't it amazing how much can change in a few month? (Actually, I don't think MS has changed at all...)

J_RaD

1:59 pm on Jan 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Strike 1 - forcing me to install IIS when I have no other use for it.

just like some programs force you to install java when you have no other use for it.


Strike 3 - I found one recommendation I consider Google unfriendly.

As noted in other threads we should be caring LESS about what we think the goog likes.

woop01

3:51 pm on Jan 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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It requires IIS7 which requires Windows Server 2008/Vista.

civgroup

6:44 pm on Jan 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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um why on earth do I have to install IIS to check my site against Bing's ruleset? No thanks.

J_RaD

6:45 pm on Jan 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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^ im guessing you didn't read anything from the link provided.

JS_Harris

1:03 pm on Jan 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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As noted in other threads we should be caring LESS about what we think the goog likes.

With Goog bringing in 70% of my search visitors and Yahoo/Bing splitting most of the rest I'm still inclined to follow G's doctrine first. I'm not about to make my site friendly for Bing at the expense of Google, they are still in different leagues, so I was disappointed to be advised(though not surprised) by this tool to make one such change.

edit: I'd post the exact advice if it wasn't probable that doing so would send the thread into an SEO debate. I'm just stating why my personal decision is to pass on this, for now.

JAB Creations

7:17 pm on Jan 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Ah, does not work with XP so not worth my time then. Vista and 7 got rid of the good elements of Windows that had been with us since 95.

On an unrelated note I've been spending more time of late messing around with various Linux distributions.

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SwitchFX

3:09 am on Feb 5, 2010 (gmt 0)

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That was because in June, Microsoft sucked. Isn't it amazing how much can change in a few month? (Actually, I don't think MS has changed at all...)


Exactly; MS is still the same crap it has always been. Bing is just useless to me, I'm not sure why people rave so much about it when it can't compete with Google, IMHO.

J_RaD

8:18 pm on Feb 5, 2010 (gmt 0)

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when it can't compete with google? On what basis? its gaining market share everyday and its search is great! I can't remember the last time i used google.

arizonadude

9:51 pm on Feb 5, 2010 (gmt 0)

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when it can't compete with google? On what basis? its gaining market share everyday and its search is great! I can't remember the last time i used google.


Never mind the Google fanboys... Even when Google tanks and goes bankrupt and asks them for their first born so they can again save the world, fanboys will gladly blindly follow them.

Nothing will ever change that.