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This is Vincent from Bing Webmaster Tools. This was a Bingbot checking for an XML sitemap generated by the Bing Sitemap Plugin (Beta) for IIS and Apache - see the following for more details: Bing Sitemap Plugin (Beta) - Bing Webmaster Tools Help & How-To Center Building Sitemaps Manually?… Stop Until You Read This! - Bing Webmaster Blog You ...


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DMOZ isn't what is was once paraded to be. Frankly, it's a joke of a project, but there's still SEO utility to be drawn from it. I highly recommend applying to be an editor of your website's niche. I became the editor of my niche and there were about 600 websites in queue, many of them in queue for years. I'm confident that for most people, you'll become an ...


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I would see no reason to unblock Yahoo's search bot. There are 2 ways Yahoo could be using the Bing Engine. They could integrate it with their own and set a hybrid crawler loose on the net or they could just be sending the queries into the Bing Engine and spitting out the results they get back. From the document Joel linked to there is another document ...


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It appears that they've just started rolling out Bing search results on Yahoo! for about 25% of the searches, with the goal of completely switching over in August/September. I would bet that the Yahoo spider isn't even running any more and if it is, it's not very relevant.


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The problem in this particular case is that whilst the "auto-correction" looks wrong to you, for most people on the planet it's probably correct. But either way, I really don't think there is much you can do about it unfortunately. What you are asking for is a potential tweak in their search algorithm. Google's default site search does a lot more than ...


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Use microdata to mark up useful data It makes sense to use schema.org markup if you are representing any of the supported data types, and when that data is likely to be useful. Be aware that microdata makes file sizes bigger How you evaluate whether data is 'useful' or not is a matter of personal taste. Just be aware that microdata can add weight to a ...


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I don't think people should ban bing bot. Bing has an equivalent Bing Webmaster tools at http://www.bing.com/toolbox/webmaster/ where they also have 'Crawl Settings' where you can adjust the crawl rate as seen in this video: http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/bing-webmaster-tools-crawl-rate-settings/1ii1ej9jz Googlebot is just as notorious in excessive ...


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Simply put it takes research and testing. Start by looking at the sites that rank in Bing but don't in Google. Look for similarities and differences. Then based on the data you collect come up with a hypothesis and design tests, they could be as simple as I'm going to try this on my current site and see if it ranks better in Bing or more complex with new ...


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Bing will follow the redirect no problem so there's nothing you should alter if its a 301 redirect. Your find with Bing it takes many weeks and months to get into their indexed compared to Google. Also bing is much more fussy on indexing pages so ensure the page is uniqne and offers good content. Watching Bing Indexing is Like Watching Paint Dry I have ...


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I raised a search enquiry with Yahoo on Monday - the acknowledgement included the following note on the transition to Bing which you might find relevant: Yahoo! Search is excited to reach a new stage in the Yahoo! and Microsoft Search Alliance; the integration of Microsoft algorithmic results is near complete for the U.S. and Canada marketplace. ...


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It's not so much that the schema.org markup makes your pages display nicely, it's that the search engines are able to display more useful data in search results if you've marked up your pages. This may result in more traffic to your site, but it's not guaranteed. So it's probably worth the effort. It looks very reliable... Agreed, as the big players ...


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Try to reach the source from where these search engines are picking up information. It might be the case that even after getting removed from main site, search-engines are updating it from other sources. I recommend you better update the phone number instead of removing it. Request these sites individually to update your phone number. It will be permanent ...


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On Google you can use the "site:" operator. Example: site:stackoverflow.com I couldn't find an equivlant for Bing. This page summarizes the operators that each of the major search engines offer.


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The only bad thing about it is that naming it "Home" is a wasted opportunity for a good keyword. And as it's so common you're in greater competition (like the old joke with googling for "here" which resulted for years in #1 for Adobe Reader as everyone linked "to open this document you need the ... which you can download here), hm, but noone would search for ...


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Your robots.txt file does not appear to conform to the robots.txt specification (you must specify the user agent before the directives and I do not believe that Noindex is a valid directive). Consider the following updates: User-agent: googlebot Disallow: /Office/LocationDetails.aspx Disallow: /office/default.aspx Disallow: /Electronics/Communitylist.aspx ...


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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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Sign up with Bing webmaster tools and fill out their crawl speed chart. Set it for fastest crawling during your off hours and a much reduced rate during your busiest times. If Bing is knocking over your website, you need to rethink your web server capacity. The best test is to see if you can survive Google, Bing, Yahoo and Baidu all hitting your system at ...


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too many link posts have any bad impact on site ? Not really. The only real issue this may have is potentially linking to bad neighborhoods but if the content is moderated in some way that shouldn't be an issue. How google or any other search engine measures the value of such posts? The same as they do any content on the web. They use semantic ...


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This is the wrong strategy. Also, headers are trivial to spoof. Honestly, anti-crawler protections are very fragile and generally unwise. You may end up blocking legitimate users (who'll be annoyed), or your code might end up being forgotten about, become stale, and block crawlers you want to allow. You can verify whether a bot belongs to Google, however - ...


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You can't. At least not by forcing it. The feature is called Best Match, and it's driven algorithmically. That post has an overview of what it does, etc. then scan in the comments for one from Bing at 6/24/2009 10:17 AM for a little detail on how something ends up in that area. Basically, you need to get people visiting your site from search results a lot ...


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Here are a few resources that might help you: Google vs. Bing: Correlation Analysis of Ranking Elements Bing vs. Google: Prominence of Ranking Elements Linkfromdomain - A Linkbuilding Tip For Use at Bing.com Optimizing For Bing Bing vs. Google: 5 Real World SERPs Analyzed: Part 1 Google vs. Bing Part II: Link Analysis


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Two particular tips I've seen a few times (e.g. here) are: Domain age is a big factor in Bing. Google has their sandbox (or whatever they call it) where new domains are "given the benefit of the doubt" with a small boost early and then dropped back later on. Bing doesn't have this AFAIK and new domains will take a while to gain any traction. Don't be ...


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Once you've cleaned up the pages submit a reconsideration request to bing, for the pages that no longer exist I'd return a 410 (gone) status message so the search engines no longer look for them.


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I work in the address verification field for SmartyStreets. Actually we added geocoding and residential/business indication (RDI) features to our address API not too long ago and so I think I can point you in the right direction as you do your own research to find what fits your needs the best. You'd be interested to know that Google and Bing may know more ...


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msnbot is quite prolific when it comes to spidering servers and if you have a lot of pages to index it can quite easily cripple your server. As traffic from MSN is considerably less than what Google can give it's quite common just to deny the msnbot via .htaccess, iptables or robots.txt. With Googlebot you can limit the speed quite easily in ...


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Although I agree with w3d's answer, there might be something that you'd want to try. I had a quick look at this, and although the unfortunate name/correction it appears that the site doesn't rank #1 for Tranin Communications (in quotes), assuming the site is traningrants.com, and the first page to rank is the about page. A quick look to some backlink ...


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At the highest level, you should never "expect" anything, given there's no guarantee that microdata will even be used if discovered. Specific to your question, though, this is not one of the documented suported types, so barring some other specialized search engine, at the moment Google doesn't appear to even be looking for this flavor of microdata, much ...


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No you shouldn't concern yourself, it makes perfect user sense. If you want to be nice to those with javascript disabled though you could place a <noscript> element with your hidden images. I would also put the photo numbers in the alt tags, something like alt="Photo #2 of bmw 328 manual 2008 black 18 inch rims"


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I didn't read the article but I'm also getting annoyed with DMOZ. As they look for other ways to earn money, I think the quality of the index is likely to go down. However, I still submit my sites to them. A link is a link. I just won't do anything special and am certainly not going to pay them.


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All of the major search engines have acknowledged support for rel="nofollow" From Wikipedia: While all engines that use the nofollow value exclude links that use it from their ranking calculation, the details about the exact interpretation of it vary from search engine to search engine. Google states that their engine takes "nofollow" ...



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