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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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