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Site links in search snippets on Bing SERPs, how to influence which links to show?

See, there are links under a search result in BING SERP. Sometimes these links are pure nonsense and I'd like to select good relevant links to use on there. But how do I influence Bing to show ...
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Is there a way to disable image hotlinking by 3rd-party sites while allowing Google Image Search

Can I block other sites from hotlinking to images on my server to preserver bandwidth while still allowing my site to stay discoverable in Google and Bing image search?
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How can I submit my site's URL to search engines?

I have a site but I cannot get its URL indexed in search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc... Please let me know how I can submit my site's URL to Google.
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Could BingBot's case-insensitive url handling of my js files impact SEO?

BingBot loaded the root of my page, and the included JS. The JS url contains base64-encoded binary data, because hex was unnecessarily long. Singe BingBot requests all url's in lowercase, the base64 ...
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How can I figure out how a search engine is finding hidden pages?

We have a system hosting many websites for our customers, and inside that system there is a method that non-live customers can view their sites before we turn them on. Say the link is something like ...
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Bing and lack of SNI support

I invested a few hours yesterday investigating why my site is ranked highly in Google but not indexed at all in Bing. Trial and error using the "Fetch as Bingbot" tool led me to the conclusion that ...
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How to get an App id on bing to use API's? (website instructions not working)

I'm just switching from the Google Maps API to Bing since Bing's tos allows commercial storage of geocoding results. I was able to sign up for a Microsoft live registration and get a Bing Maps API ...
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Why is spam added to the Bing cache of my landing page?

Please search on Bing "url:testrails.org" and open the cached page. Bing shows random other pages below the content of my own landing page. This is so weird! This is what I found out so far: I have ...
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Does Yahoo use Bing outside the US/Canada, too?

Yahoo uses the Bingbot at least in the US and Canada to power its search results. Does anyone have some sources on which bot Yahoo uses in other countries?
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Prove to Yahoo and Bing that you are the original author

Yandex (the main Russian search engine) has a form where you can submit text here: https://help.yandex.ru/webmaster/authored-texts/owners.xml If the text does not exist already, then yandex will ...
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Bing is not crawling and indexing my mobile subdomain

BACKGROUND I have a mobile site located at a sub-domain of m.hydro-cleansing.com. The site is working fine and can be accessed. I am using a search API provided by Bing that should perform a site ...
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Are website analytics available from Bing?

Google provided a script for its analytics, using http://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js and a bunch of code they provided. I can't seem to find something similar for Bing. I found Google ...
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Website not fetched by Bingbot: Unexpected Error

My website has been online for a couple years. It's on the first result for Google but it doesn't seem to be indexed by Bing. I tried to fetch it with bing in their webmaster tools and it always ...
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Bing webmaster tool's SEO reports complain about multiple <h1> tags?

I have analyzed my websites in Bing Webmaster Tools and it's showing the error “There are multiple <h1> tags on the page.” I have analyze the pages manually and I haven’t found multiple H1 ...
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Magento Multi-Site displaying global title suffix in Bing

If you search for the term 'StyleStalker' on Bing it shows up as Shop - StyleStalker - Eighth Story The site is setup as a Magento multi-store which contains StyleStalker and Eight Story The ...
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How to set Bing Webmaster Tools to ignore subdomains other than WWW?

Is there a way to limit Bing Webmaster Tools to indexing only one subdomain from my clients TLD? My client has an online service that creates a subdomain for each user under their TLD, and these ...
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Is cloaking your site for disqus comments good for SEO? [duplicate]

I use "disqus" as the commenting platform on my website. There is quite a bit of SEO relevance for the comment content but since its generated through JAVASCRIPT. I can't get the best of it. Can I use ...
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Different description on Brand search and Keyword search [duplicate]

When we search for the company name and the company snippet shows up as a result, it takes a text from the HTML as description. On the other hand when we search a keyword and the homepage shows up ...
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SEO regarding non-US characters (ñ vs n vs &ntilde;) [duplicate]

Are there any recommendations for handling special non-English characters like the ñ on a web page and keep it searchable under any permutation from Google and Bing? For example, I have three ...
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Large Spike in Organic Bing Traffic on a Phrase

A website i'm working on has be receiving large intermittent spikes in what looks like legitimate organic Bing traffic on a specific search phrase (the site is the first organic link for the phrase). ...
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How does Bing know when a result is clicked to use in website ranking?

I know that Google uses redirect links to count clicks ie: ...
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Do search engines index a rich snippet data from HTML which is not visible?

I want to add some piece of data to rich snippets (for example, breadcrumps), but this information is not visible on the page (for example, because the designer has not yet prepared the sketches) Is ...
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Which is better for search engines, repeated phrases or different phrases with the same meaning?

When I'm designing an ads website I have two options: Let the advertiser to choose from some predefined lists to create the new ad. For Example: product list ( T-Shirt, Shorts, Suit, .....) Color ...
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Search result website title for Bing and Yahoo

I own a website and in the Google Search result, everything is ok, the result have the right title (the <title> tag of my page). On Bing & Yahoo, the title which is displayed on result is ...
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Can't remove an old domain from Bing when DNS no longer resolves

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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Does Google Analytics show Bing or Yahoo search keywords under organic when traffic was sent by an affiliate?

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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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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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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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 ...