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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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Do all search engines obey nofollow rel attribute on hyperlinks

I have been informed that search engine support is inconsistent for the rel attribute with the 'nofollow' value. Is this the case. From my research Google, Yahoo and Bing seem to obey this attribute ...
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What's the need of Bing Webmaster Tools if i have already configured GWT

I have an e-commerce site for which the TG is in USA & UK demographics. I've already configured the Google Analytics & Google Webmaster Tools for the same. All is working well. Now, my ...
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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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Why does BingBot add “ForceRecrawl: 0” to URLs when crawling my sites?

I'm seeing this in the iis-logs of two websites that I maintain: GET /an/existing/page/on/my/site+ForceRecrawl:+0 - 80 - 207.46.195.105 HTTP/1.1 Mozilla/5.0+(compatible;+bingbot/2.0;++http://www.bing....
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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MSNBot/BingBot not reporting it is a bot?

I have apache logs from my server, and I filter out visits from bots/crawlers/scrapers using a python script that checks for user agent strings containing text like 'bot', 'googlebot', etc. Lately, ...
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How does bing-bot( is that the right spider-name? ) and googlebot interpret 301 redirect?

I've been looking for documentation on how the Microsoft and Google bots interpret 301 redirects. It seems that google-bot stores documents on a url based index system. But I haven't been able to ...
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How to handle search engine indexing of multiple pages of products

I have worked on several websites that have lists of products (or lists of something) that span over multiple pages. Generally the first page might have some text describing the products in the ...
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Calculating requests per second within bing

In Google Search Console, I am able to set the rate at which google crawls my site and it tells me the details such as the requests per second and seconds between requests. In Bing Webmaster tools, I ...
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how to control the Description section of my web site inside search engine (Google,Bing & Yahoo)

I have published my web site which is based on asp.net mvc-5 web template to the web (4 month ago). and the problem I am facing is that my web site behave differently inside the search engine results ....
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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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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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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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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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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 what'...
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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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Duplicate content site skipped in Yahoo and Bing

I want to buy a 1 year old site which my friend had initially created with duplicate content. In the later months he removed all such material and placed original stuff. Now it is in top charts in ...
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How long does it take Google, Yahoo or Bing to reindex my website?

I made some changes recently to my website that were substantial. My page rank for my business's name is now #1. However, Google shows wrong information in the search results, as do Bing and Yahoo. ...
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Why has bing crawled only 1 page of my site after three weeks?

I dont understand why its taking so long for Bing to index pages on my site. After three weeks after I added (and verified) my site, I find Bing has only crawled 1 page and indexed only 26 pages. I ...
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Submitted site on bing webmaster still not being indexed [closed]

I had submitted my website on Bing webmaster before three days but it is still not being crawled and indexed at bing.. is there any way that i can index my site on Bing?
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Are schema.org RDFA breadcrumbs available for all search engines?

I want to implement Schema.org breadcrumbs in RDFA format, following the RDFA guide from here : https://developers.google.com/structured-data/breadcrumbs As this is suggested by Google I can of ...
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Custom Parameters & Custom URL for each keyword in Google Adwords

In Bing Ads, there is a nice functionality that allows me to add custom parameters and custom destination URL to keywords, and include them in my ads dynamically. For example: Then I can create an ...
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Bing gives NET::ERR_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID on my website

I have added my site https://greymeter.com on Bing Webmaster. But when I search greymeter on bing.com, it gives https://www.greymeter.com as the result, and navigating to it, gives a crossed https ...
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Rich Snippets for Reviews and Ratings showing in Google (but not showing in Bing)

We just built structured content (review) by following the specification from Schema.org. We like our client website stand out with the rating (5 stars) on the search result. So far this is working ...
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links per page and page size limits [duplicate]

This is a setup I have on my site photo directory pages: On the desktop site, Users can choose to select one from a maximum of 100, 200 or 500 photo thumbnails per page. I feel now at the rate ...
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Why the Meta Description of Website's Homepage Not Showing on Bing?

I have been doing SEO for a website of my client. I have added the meta description of all pages with All-in-One SEO plug-in about a month ago. However, the meta descriptions of some of the pages are ...
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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 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 key....
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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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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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List Posts and SEO

I was checking list posts on sites like freelance folder and found that they link to external and internal articles weekly. You can check freelanceswitch site for example of their weekly linkswitch ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Google Traffic Decline [duplicate]

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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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 ...