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Can't remove domain from Bing

I'm trying to use Bing's Content Removal page to remove an old domain from search results. The domain belongs to an old staging site and is no longer live, but got picked up by Bing somewhere along ...
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Where does Bingplaces information appear?

I've updated bingplaces.com with description, images, hours of operation, secondary phone, fax, email and website. All I see though in Bing Maps is still the address and one phone number. Where does ...
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Is there an upperlimit for the number of links on a page?

What if a particular homepage contains a huge number of links. Is it good / bad for SEO ? What is the process one should follow to optimize this.. As you know, Home pages generally are the entry ...
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Google Analytics and tracking BING or YAHOO search keywords

This is a very specific problem and I have two questions to ask regarding it. Recently, it came to my attention that an outside affiliate was buying PPC search words for a term on Yahoo and Bing. ...
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Multilingual Site - Bing/Yahoo Ignoring Tags

We have a site that we just created in Spanish (regular version is in English). We setup the site following google's recommendations. All seems good on that side. However, today I noticed that ...
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What is bingsandbox.com? [closed]

I toyed around a with "Bing Webmaster Tools": https://www.bing.com/toolbox/webmaster And then checked access.log. One referrer was http://www.bingsandbox.com/ Link: http://www.bingsandbox.com/ ...
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Bing “Search within” Bar in Results

Bing has started showing a "Search within xyz.com" bar for some searches. This appears in the organic listings and not ads (like Google has). This has recently started showing for one of my clients ...
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Bing search results shows an HTML encoded ampersand instead of an actual ampersand

I've looked through Bing Webmaster Tools to see if there is a way I can fix this, but I haven't found anything. Here is an example in the search results. The first link is the one in question.
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Is “Identity not verified” a problem? If so, how to solve it?

When I select the context menu item "View Page Info" on my site (using Chrome), I see "Identity not verified" Should I be: (a) concerned (b) angry (c) nonchalant ? If one of the first two, what ...
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Can I submit a private domain registration to bing

I have a private domain registration. Is there any way to submit to Bing without disclosing personal details?
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What are the search engine affects of registering the same domain on multiple top level domains?

I'm looking to register a few more domains for my company, I have my-company.com at the moment, but now require my-company.com.au and my-company.nl and others, for example .ie. I'm running through my ...
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Bing crawls my sitemap, but pages don't show in results [duplicate]

Before voting my question down, I must note that I have searched the forum. That being said: I have a sitemap, which is pretty large (25k pages). These are products for sale. The products are used ...
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How to enhance website product pages for SEO (Opencart, Google) [duplicate]

I launched a UK wide furniture business, which I can appreciate is a very difficult industry to break into but none the less I have implemented the basics by ensuring I have: Good meta data (titles, ...
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Is there a reason msnbot crawls in spikes?

I've been experiencing high RPM spikes recently. Something like this: When I debugged, I've found reasons to believe the reason is the msnbot suddenly makes a massive crawl and then stops. I assume ...
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Bingbot requesting incorrect robots.txt path

A .NET site I am currently working on is being hit rather frequently by the Bingbot on the path: /:80/robots.txt This is obviously throwing the following exception: System.Web.HttpException: A ...
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Will having a website duplicated on multiple top level domains be penalised by search engines [duplicate]

I'm running a website for a global company, and although we rank first in search engine results here in Ireland, a search done from other countries doesn't rank us as highly. If I register the domain ...
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Suddenly website stopped to appear at Google Search [closed]

We have a working website for more than a year. Everything was ok, site worked, appeared in the relevant Google searches etc. Now, one day we discover that the site totally removed from Google Search ...
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Bingbot Crawling URLS Like Folders, Causing Thousands Of 404 Errors

I first started seeing this a little over two months ago on a site I run but now I am seeing it on several others I manage. It appears the bot is trying to parse the URL into folders and this is ...
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Is cloaking of sitemap.xml permitted?

I have a scenario where my sitemaps are generated when visiting /sitemap.xml due to the contents being dynamic in nature. For that reason I'd like to not call the services that are used to create my ...
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Should I be concerned for SEO when hiding images?

I'm using fancybox 2 with the following code (demo here): <a class="fancybox" href="http://a.com/bmw-328-manual-2008-black-18-inch-rims.jpg" title"bmw 328 manual 2008 black 18 inch rims"> ...
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Can Youtube URLs be a landing page for ads? [closed]

I'm trying to run ADs on Bing Ads with Youtube watch pages as the destination pages. I was previously doing it using AdWords video campaigns, but I got attracted by Bing Ads and figured I would give ...
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Site Indexed in Yahoo and Bing but not Google [duplicate]

I have a site www.holiday-tuscany.com that has been online for less than a month. If you put the keyword Holiday Tuscany in Google the site doesn't appear in any of Google rankings. If I do the same ...
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Can I force Bing to reindex our site?

Our website is ranking quite well (first page) on Google for quite a lot of keywords. However, our website is not on the first 10 pages of Bing for most of these keywords. I notice our Google ...
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Bingbot request for trafficbasedsspsitemap.xml which does not exist

The logs for a website I manage show a request for a non-existent file by Bingbot. The details of the request are Path: /trafficbasedsspsitemap.xml Useragent: "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; bingbot/2.0; ...
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Bing doesn't index my website correcty

I have a website with robots and sitemap which is working on Google. I created a bing webmasters and sent the sitemap some weeks ago, but whenever I search site:www.mysite.com I get only the root ...
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Does Bing support anything like Google's First Click Free program?

Google has a program for webmasters called First Click Free. To implement First Click Free, you need to allow all users who find a document on your site via Google search to see the full text of ...
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How can I prevent Googlebot from indexing web service URL's?

I have a problem with googlebot and bingbot accessing our web service. We have a search application created in aspx that is integrated into a drupal website. Users perform searches based on postal ...
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Possible automated Bing Ads fraud?

I run a website that generates life insurance leads. The site is very simple a) there is a form for capturing the user's details, life insurance requirements etc b) A quote comparison feature We ...
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Schema.org MedicalClinic

I'm using http://schema.org/MedicalClinic on main page of my client's site. I've filled in as many as I can including address,name, url, image url, geolocation, descripition, opening hours, specialty ...
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Is this a link scheme? If so, what to do? what problems can i face?

I was asked to remodel a website, and decided to check its rank on alexa. Surprisingly, there are many, many different websites linking to it, none relevant. One particular thing about it is that ...
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Moving URL - telling Bing Webmaster Tools

We're moving a site, we've set up 301's from the old pages to the new ones and told Google about the move, but I could find any were to tell Bing, is it a feature in there Webmaster Tools ?
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Site is not indexed on Bing [duplicate]

My site is having a good ranking on google, but the site is not even indexed in yahoo and bing. I have submitted my site to both yahoo and bing search engines 3 months ago. I also submitted the ...
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Do search engines penalise 'Home' links and/or buttons?

I had a client recently express his feelings about not having a 'home' link or a 'home' button on a website. I told him I would consult someone who knows, but I've never personally heard anything ...
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Validation Meta tag for Bing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Validation Meta tags for search engines Should validation meta tag for the Bing search engine be left on the site following validation?
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How should I handle search engines auto-correcting the spelling of a site's name?

A client's site and company is called 'Tranin Communications' (Tranin is her last name). It ranks well in searches for her name but rather poorly in searches for the name of her site/company. I ...
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Google Traffic Decline

Below is a chart which shows traffic from Google for a new website. What could be the reason for those dynamics: fast growth and slow decline? https://www.dropbox.com/s/xmv3kd3q0l2iyaa/traffic.png
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Why deny access to website for msnbot/bingbot?

I've seen quite a lot of tutorials that recommend you to ban user agents containing the strings libwww-perl and msnbot. I understand why one would ban libwww-perl, it's mainly if not only used for ...
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How to target just one search engine and optimise for that

I've been dabbling with SEO a lot in the last 6 months, and one thing that has surprised me is the disparity between Google and Bing in the way they deliver results. A website ranked for a specific ...
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How many days would update if I modify page meta:title and meta:description?

If I adjust the meta:title and meta:description in my page for SEO, how many days would google, yahoo, bing search engine update? BTW: if my sitemap set this page's changefreq is daily? Thanks.
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Why is BingBot causing so many 404 errors by removing letters from url's?

Since the ForceRecrawl problem went away Bing has come back with some new trends. I'm seeing many URLs missing the last letter, or missing a few letters, and some other wired guess URLs. It also ...
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Is it possible to request Google and Bing/Yahoo to drop the cache of links they have indexed?

I radically changed the design of my site to not include embedded session keys which were part of the url itself i.e. /sessionkey/blahblah/blah to just /blahblah/blah. Now that I have relaunched my ...
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GEO Tool - commercial use

what i want to do: offer my clients the possibility to display their store as a small graphic (like google maps). just a small png with the location of the store. only the specific client is able to ...
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BingPreview user agent

I'm getting several invalid requests from a "BingPreview" user agent. The complete user agent header is: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/534+ (KHTML, like Gecko) BingPreview/1.0b The ...
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Bing flagging pages as Malware

Bing has flagged some pages on a site I manage as malware, these have been looked at and looks like there was some malware at some point but it's now since been removed. It's also pointing to some ...
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Prevent crawling of mobile site

I have an issue with bots crawling the mobile site and returning hits on the mobile site for desktop users. The mobile content is in /mobile/ The regular site will redirect mobile users to the ...
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Site not indexed in Google, but indexed in Bing and Yahoo [duplicate]

When I search for mytgp.ph on Google, I don't get any relevant results. But when I search using Yahoo or Bing, the site is the 1st result on the first page. Any ideas? Here's my site:mytgp.ph query ...
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How do I add a wordpress.com blog to Bing?

I am running a Wordpress blog. It shows up for Google search on my name, but it’s not indexed at all by Bing. Can I add it somehow to Bing? I added it to Bing Webmaster tools, but it doeas not see a ...
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How long does Bingbot typically take to process a sitemap submission?

I submitted a domain's sitemap.xml to Bingbot (in Webmaster Tools). It's been a couple of days but the status is still pending. Does anyone know how much time does Bing Webmaster Tools takes to ...
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MS Bing web crawler out of control causing our site to go down

Here is a weird one that I am not sure what to do. Today our companies e-commerce site went down. I tailed the production log and saw that we were receiving a ton of request from this range of IP's ...
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Difference between two kinds of Bing URL Referers

Most of the referral URLS that I get from Bing have the following syntax: http://www.bing.com/search?q=keywords+keywords&[some other variables] However I just noticed that maybe 10-20% of them ...