Years ago Bingbot managed to register a bunch or URLs from some bad bot trap technology that used random query parameters for honey pots e.g.
For years now we have had a regex rule returning
HTTP 301 Moved Permanently for these requests redirecting to
/. But Bingbot is still today requesting thousands of them every day and it seems it has no plan of stopping anytime soon. This is like 95% of all the redirect activity.
How do we once and for all stop Bingbot from continuously requesting these URLs that are permanently moved? (Without disallowing it completely or remove the root / resource from index.)
GET /?orneyt= HTTP/1.1 Host: ... Cache-Control: no-cache Pragma: no-cache Accept: */* Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate from: bingbot(at)microsoft.com User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko; compatible; bingbot/2.0; +http://www.bing.com/bingbot.htm) Chrome/103.0.5060.134 Safari/537.36 X-HTTPS: 1
And the response:
HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently Location: / ...