Live Search Webmaster Center Fall Update - Added Malware protection and more!

Live Search Webmaster Tools have released a new fall update that shipped with several new features: Crawl Issues tool updated with Malware protection: As Live Search crawls the Web, it finds many pages infected with malware and flag all pages containing or linking to detected malware with a “Malware” warning message in the search engine results […]

Live Search Webmaster Tools have released a new fall update that shipped with several new features:

  • Crawl Issues tool updated with Malware protection: As Live Search crawls the Web, it finds many pages infected with malware and flag all pages containing or linking to detected malware with a “Malware” warning message in the search engine results page and disable the link to the page to protect customers.  With the updated Crawl Issues tool in Webmaster Center, you will be able to:
    • Determine whether any malware has been detected on any of your webpages.
    • Download offline-accessible reports detailing which webpages on your website are affected by the detected malware.
  • Outbound Links tool, new lets you filter outbound links to those that specifically link to pages infected with malware. By reviewing this list and removing the bad links, you can prevent the users of your site from accidentally installing software that is harmful to their computers. With the updated Outbound Links tool in Webmaster Center, you will be able to:
    • Determine whether any malware has been detected on any of your outbound links.
    • Download offline-accessible reports detailing which webpages on your website contain links to external pages containing detected malware.
  • With the updated tools in Webmaster Center, if you have any malware issues on either your own pages or on outbound links, you will be able to:
    • Identify the affected pages quickly and easily.
    • Read helpful advice in Help on how to fix the problem.
    • Submit a request, once you have cleaned up the malware, asking the Live Search support team to re-scan your website and remove the malware warning flags from any affected webpages in the Live Search results webpage. Instead of waiting for the next search engine cycle of re-crawling your website, this new, user-requested re-inclusion process should take days, not weeks, to resolve.
  • Webmaster Tools has also made it easier to authenticate your site, or especially multiple sites, using only one authentication code, a simpler process.