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The logs for a website I manage show a request for a non-existent file by Bingbot. The details of the request are
- Path: /trafficbasedsspsitemap.xml
- Useragent: "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; bingbot/2.0; +http://www.bing.com/bingbot.htm)"
- IP address: 18.104.22.168 (reverse lookup resolves to msnbot-65-55-213-244.search.msn.com)
What reason is Bingbot looking for this file? What does "Traffic Based SSP Site Map" mean?
asked Feb 27, 2013 at 23:02
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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:
You shouldn't see this kind of discovery request very often.
answered Mar 1, 2013 at 21:47