Google is doing a fantastic job with Webmaster Tools and now MSN wants to jump in this too. Today MSN announced Webmaster Portal. If you remember around March MSN took the link: command offline. Now through Webmaster Portal MSN is bringing it back. Webmaster Portals will have all tools related to Live Search and SEO. Features of Webmaster Portal as listed by MSN/Live:
- Troubleshooting tools to ensure MSNBot is effectively crawling and indexing your site
- Sitemap creation, submission and ping tools
- Statistics about your website
- Consolidation of content submission resources
- New content and community resources
Webmaster Tools may be launched later this year but private beta for is open now. If you want to test Webmaster Tools before others send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to request your invite for it.
Taken from MSDN Blogs