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Bingbot is not "crashing". The "Fetch as Bingbot" tool within Bing's Webmaster Tools simply does not follow redirects: From bing webmaster help: WHAT DOES "REDIRECTION LIMIT REACHED MEAN"? Unlike the SEO Analyzer tool, Fetch as Bingbot does not follow redirects. Instead it will let you know that the page resulted in a redirect and shows you the HTTP ...


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This functionality doesn't exist for Bing Webmaster Tools. It considers example.com as your domain, whatever the subdomain you can use (www or something else). It's not a big deal, just take care of submit a sitemap.xml and choosing your preferred version by redirecting on to another on server side. If you use Apache as a web server, you can use these lines ...


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Bing now powers all of Yahoo search (effectively), so you can stop considering submission to Yahoo No, Bing - despite various mentions of it over the last two years, doesn't accept specific video sitemaps (mRSS) or anything beyond your normal XML Yes, Bing does support sitemap index files


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There seems to be a problem with the sitemap submission process, going back at least to the beginning of last July. The last note on that thread was posted just a few days ago, saying no change in the commenter's situation. There are several other threads if you poke around, but that seems like the longest-running one and I've seen an employee refer people ...


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Sometimes parameter values completely change the content of the page; sometimes they only reflect a re-ordering; sometimes they do not change the content at all but reflect a referral or tracking campaign or some other information. By default Bing understands each unique URL as a unique page, which can lead to "duplicate content" being indexed and ...


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You're not the only one. It seems to stem from Bing Webmaster tools which includes the option to force the bot to recrawl specific url's. However, this seems to be happening without user request for such forced recrawls. The bot seems to be adding the instruction %20ForceRecrawl%3A%200 to the end of url's and trying to crawl the url plus the bit on the ...


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Bing does accept video sites maps as well as media RSS feeds. You can send email to bingfeed@microsoft.com with inquiries about how to submit video sitemap or feed


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I don't know whether or not users have found this to be true in practice, but according to a recent interview with Duane Forrester, Senior Product Manager with Bing’s Webmaster Program, URLs submitted through Webmaster tools are immediately indexed and available for SERPs: It is a really powerful tool. It inserts the URL directly into our index...If ...


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There's no 100% correct answer and I don't think someone from Microsoft could even give you an exact timeframe. Depending on factors such as inbound links, domain aging, code validity, server setup, etc it could be anywhere from a day to over a month. Remember, it's not just that they can find you, but also that the crawler has available process time to ...


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Here are instructions on how to tell Bing you have moved site: Bing Site Move tool Basically: The Site Move tool, located under Diagnostics & Tools can be used to tell Bing that you have moved and permanently redirected your site (or a section of your site) to a new location. Although permanently redirecting your URLs using 301 redirects is ...


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Assuming you've done nothing to reduce the quality of your site, you should not see long-term ranking loss. You will however see movement, both up and down, for a few weeks. You say you've "created a number of redirect rules". Unless it's a very large, complex site, this should be the case for all pages, and they should return 301 HTTP code. If you've ...


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It is always a risk when you change a website that the search engines will stop ranking you. It sounds like you are doing the correct thing. The most important step is to use 301 permanent redirect to redirect each page to the new URL of the page that has that content. Check your redirects and make sure they are the 301 permanent kind, not the 302 ...


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Don't change your code which is valid, it's just because SEO analyzer from Bing is late and doesn't take into account HTML5 semantic.


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My Basic Bing Experiences as follows: Have you signed up with Bing's webmaster tools? Have you verified ownership and submitted a sitemap to Bing? Has the sitemap been scanned and are the number of pages in it being reported? Till you do the above, it's kind of pointless waiting for anything to happen and after you do it, its pointless expecting ...


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Bing may change titles in their SERPs (Just like Google). See Bing’s blog post How Does Bing Choose The Title For My Web Page?: Sometimes, despite a webmaster’s best efforts, Bing may choose to serve a title that is different to the title of a web site or document. Why "My social networks"? Maybe because it is your first heading on the homepage, which ...


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HTTPS/HTTP is a protocol and technically are not classed as a new site You do not need to inform Google Webmaster Tools that your site has moved, this is because HTTPS and HTTP are protocols and not are not treated the same as say changing domain or sub domain. You can even see when adding a site to webmaster tools it doesn't even ask for a protocol: ...


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For Bing you can hit the following url (http://www.bing.com/ping?sitemap=http://yoursite.com/sitemap.xml) and it will re-read your sitemap. I'm not sure long it takes to update their search results after that. You'll probably want to join both Bing's and Google's Webmaster Tools to get more details on the status of the indexing.


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I cannot answer for Bing, but for Google, the best thing to do is wait. Google will not recheck your sitemap every time they visit, but depending upon how often it has changed in the past, Google will assign a TTL (time to live) style value to your sitemap that dictates how often to check the sitemap for changes. If your sitemap changes often, then Google ...


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I only see one H1 tag in your pages as well. I'm not sure why Bing is telling you that there are multiple. Even if there were multiple H1 tags, its not a problem that I would take the time to fix. There should be only one <title> tag in a page, but multiple <h1> tags can make sense as headings to equal major sections within the page. Google ...


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It looks like you need to block the urls individually under the site configuration options. Or you could add some code to your robots.txt that only allows Bingbot to access the www.example.com.


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You think it would be helpful if Bing would at least give a few samples of the suspect pages. But Google does the same sorts of things so don't think it too bad of Bing. It is incumbent upon a site owner to check their links on their sites but that may be too large a task these days with sites growing ever larger and more sophisticated. Here is a tool that ...


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Vincent_Bing says: The graph is always plotted against your own timezone (as in the time zone on your system). To put this to the test, you can change simply change the timezone on your system and refresh the page - you will see that the pattern will change accordingly.


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Microsoft does support cross domain sitemaps but with a bunch of caveats. The sitemap can be hosted on a different domain, but only if it is specified in robots.txt and all the URLs in it must point to the current domain. If you want to submit this set of sitemaps to Bing, you will either have to host them all on your own domain name, or list them ...


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Semantically, it's correct (as Zistoloen said), but logically it isn't. <h1> tags are supposed to be used as the title for your entire page, which isn't the case here. Using multiple <h1> tags sends mixed signals to search engines and it'll be less obvious for them to know what your page is really about. I would put the category title in ...


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The problem you have isn't Bing but the way your server is handling error responses. Your 404 pages are reporting: SERVER RESPONSE: HTTP/1.1 200 OK It should be reporting: SERVER RESPONSE: HTTP/1.0 404 NOT FOUND So search engines are assuming they are valid pages and that's why they are being crawled all the time. Fix this and Bing should start to stop ...


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Generally I find that low quality links take a long time to display, I find that higher quality links tend to show up very faster - for example if you was to get a back link at the bottom of Stack Exchange or Facebook for example I'd bet you'd have your link listed within a week. Low Quality Links Low quality links are generally on low quality sites that ...


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Google, Bing and Yahoo do not dislike 404's as many people like to believe. Its actually natural for many sites such as Forums, Blogs, and so on which remove THREADS from spammers and so on. A 404 Error means that your site is returning the correct value. A page that can't be found and returns no results, and no error will damage your rankings more than ...


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According to both sites help, if your site doesn't appear, it may be due to one of three things, not enough time yet, bad content/quality, malware. Check you content, and be sure that it's not the same as other competitors. I recommend that you check your webmaster tools to check for any message from them if there is nothing there, and no errors are ...



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