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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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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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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 have been emailing with Bing support for several weeks now and as of today, they started to offer limited support for SNI. I made clear to them that the issue was 100% sure in their lack of SNI support by moving one of my websites to a dedicated IPv4 and turning off SNI for that address. After that, the sitemap got succesfully verified by Bing. All other ...


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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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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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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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I am taking this as your question- repeated phrases or different phrases with the same meaning. I am going to take a side-trip, but bare with me- I am sure we will arrive at the right place. The reason is, I am not sure you understand the basics of SEO well enough. So please humor me. It will make sense in the end. When you talk about SEO, you really are ...


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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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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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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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There is the Google Adwords Keyword Tool


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I can't really speak for Yahoo but in case of Bing, submit request about "Outdated cache removal" Read more about this here: http://www.bing.com/webmaster/help/bing-content-removal-tool-cb6c294d Please note, that all search engines eventually crawl over your web pages again. It's just a matter of time.


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Caching is done on the search engine's servers, so there isn't much you can do about it. it is outside your direct control since you are at the mercy of specific search engines re-indexing you. You can (and should) sign up for Bing and Google webmaster tools (Yahoo is part of Bing's tools). This will give you an opportunity to let them know you've updated ...


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Google and Bing do not have a function such as Yandex to tell them what is the original source of the content. Google will generally go on the first version that was indexed and Bing is possibly the same. Google can get it wrong though, so if you see sites out ranking yours with your content, you can file a DMCA take down request: Digital Millennium ...


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You really don't need to. Crawlers will find you on their own. However, if you would like to help that process a bit then include your domains in Google Webmaster Tools and Bing Webmaster Tools. Both will provide you with a number of "helpful" stats on your site as well. Also, make sure that you have an XML sitemap on your site. It will assist the crawlers ...


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By default Bing will reply in the native language that it thinks is correct based on the location of the user. This is why you are receiving a response in the language of the region your server is located. For a regular browser you are able to change which language you would like to be used in the Bing Setting Page. This just sets a cookie with what ever ...


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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 wouldn't worry about "cloaking" on files that are meant only for the consumption of robots. Showing a 403 Forbidden status when the user-agent isn't Googlebot should be fine on a sitemap file. Google cares about cloaking when users see different results than Googlebot. In this case, Google is never going to refer users to the sitemap at all. I often ...


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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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