Bing Webmaster API

The Bing Webmaster Application Programming Interface (API), enables webmasters to programmatically access their webmaster information. This topic introduces the online documentation and additional resources that support use of the Bing Webmaster API.

How the Documentation is Organized

Bing Webmaster API documentation is organized with the intent to provide overview, survey, and detailed information for each important area of the API. Thus, the documentation:

  • Begins with information about what the API does, and what it does that it didn't do before

  • Proceeds to provide relevant survey information for Protocols, SourceTypes, and Properties

  • This concludes with detailed samples demonstrating all of the above.

Table 1 specifies the sections in which you can find this information.

Table 1: Where to find information in the Version 2 documentation

Section Title Contains information about

About the Bing Webmaster API

The types of information that developers can retrieve from the service.

Getting Started with Webmaster API

A quick start on using the Bing Webmaster API

Getting Access to the Bing Webmaster Tools API

Recent updates to the API for users of earlier versions. To be able to get access to the Bing Webmaster Tools API, sign in to your account, select Webmaster API, and then you will be able to generate your API key if not done so already. 

API Reference

Reference material for the classes, properties, and methods available in the Bing Webmaster Tools API.

Bing Webmaster Tools API Services

The services you can call to submit and retrieve data with the Bing Webmaster Tools.

Additional Resources

Table 2 specifies additional resources for information related to the Bing API, Version 2.

Table 2. Additional Resources

Navigate to this resource For information about

Services and developer offerings from Windows Live.

Bing Webmaster Tools

Using Bing Webmaster Tools to troubleshoot the crawling and indexing of your sites, as well as submit sitemaps and view statistics about those sites.

Bing API Terms of Use

Terms and conditions regarding using the Bing Webmaster API, Version 2

Messaging Specifications Index Page

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) messaging protocol and WSDL documents

XML Developer Center

Other XML-based services and technologies

Bing API Forum

Developer support