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Microsoft's internet search engine. Located at bing.com

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Discovered but not crawled / URL cannot appear on Bing

Already 5 month when I inspect any URL (HTML) of my web at Bing "Webmaster tools" > "URL Inspection" display : Discovered but not crawled URL cannot appear on Bing and doesn't ...
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Bing Caching - 125 KB Limit

In Bing's Webmaster Tools, they have a warning if your html is over 125KB. It states: Evaluated size of HTML is estimated to be over 125 KB and risks not being fully cached. Recommended action Ensure ...
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Site gets spammed through internal search

I used to use only search console and Google analytics for website data. But recently I decided to try out Bing webmaster tools when I heard about Microsoft Clarity. In the Site explorer, I noticed ...
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Goals in Bing Ads are not exactly sourced from running Bing Ads? Could it be from running Google Ads?

I have been running Google ads for a few months now where I track the conversion goals using tags. Now, I'm experimenting with Bing Ads and I have enabled tagging + conversion goals. I have got a ...
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BingPreview user agent

I'm getting several invalid requests from a "BingPreview" user agent. The complete user agent header is: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/534+ (KHTML, like Gecko) BingPreview/1.0b The ...
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Website deindexed by Bing.com but they won't tell me why

I have a website that is about 9 months old that hosts and distributes a desktop utility/productivity tool. Never had issues with Google, but I have a continuous streak of very frustrating experience ...
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Can I force Bing to reindex our site?

Our website is ranking quite well (first page) on Google for quite a lot of keywords. However, our website is not on the first 10 pages of Bing for most of these keywords. I notice our Google ...
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Site de-indexed by Bing, then block removed by the Bing team but rankings not returning

Last month Bing de-indexed my site (www.generatormix.com) – after a review by the Bing team the block was removed (they didn't specify why it got de-indexed in the first place but it must have been a &...
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410 Status : Grace Period, Delay and User Experience Impact on SEO

I am raising this question as a follow up to my previous (already answered) question: SEO Safe way to permanently delete thousands of outdated pages Now we are planning to remove about 25% of pages. ...
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NPM package not showing up on Google [duplicate]

I have published my NPM module detect-file-encoding-and-language 18 days ago. It has a title, description, and keywords. But if I search for detect-file-encoding-and-language npm on Google, it does ...
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How to target just one search engine and optimise for that

I've been dabbling with SEO a lot in the last 6 months, and one thing that has surprised me is the disparity between Google and Bing in the way they deliver results. A website ranked for a specific ...
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How do I add a wordpress.com blog to Bing?

I am running a Wordpress blog. It shows up for Google search with my name, but it’s not indexed at all by Bing. Can I add it somehow to Bing? I added it to Bing Webmaster tools, but it doesn't see a ...
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Is there a tag to prevent Bing showing the whole contents of a page in results?

If you go to Bing and look up say "trance gemini", Then when the results are shown, you'll probably see near the top, the page for Universe Guide. Bing will show the whole contents of the ...
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Website not appearing on Bing.com: what am I doing wrong? [duplicate]

my website fails to appear on Bing. I can't figure why, although I've tried: resubmitting sitemap through Bing webmaster tools resubmitting Robots.txt through Bing webmaster tools What am I missing?
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Remove large amounts of pages from Bing Index Explorer

I have a website that I took over in my business. We redid the whole website (which was previously a mix of ASP and HTML) and is now a WordPress site running on nginx. I submitted the sitemap to ...
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Why are Bing and SEMRushBot ignoring crawl-delay in my robots.txt file?

We host a large number of sites that have a large number of catalog pages. We would like to slow down several bots because the traffic is quite excessive from those bots. Specifically, we get quite a ...
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Blocked URL in Bing still showing up in search results

I am trying to block a URL from showing up in search results. I am the webmaster for the site, and the content has been deleted. I used the "block URL" link 2 days ago and the URL is still showing ...
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Bing attempting to index URLs that have never existed

I have several sites with dynamic links to products, where the product attributes are encoded into the URL. e.g. https://example.com/products/{"product_code":"Widget","size":"gargantuan"} https://...
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Can I see a history of site index from Bing?

I'm at a small internet company that has several apps. Our customers (all businesses) each have their own app-name/customer-name url. Currently, if you request a page preview from Bing's link preview ...
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"Malware detected on my website", a message from Bing webmaster tools for a URL of a deleted page of my blogger website. What shall I do?

Today I received a message in the dashboard of Bing webmaster tools notifying me "Malware detected on my website" for the URL of a page which I deleted a month ago. Though I didn't notify it to the ...
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Can I put google ads on site that gets 90% organic traffic from bing

I have a site that gets 20 to 30 visitors (sometimes 50+) daily from organic search. Organic search traffics mostly comes from Bing search engine, not Google. I have read that before, Google Adsense ...
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On Bing Webmaster Tools, how do I move a site from http to https without losing webmaster data?

I'm being asked to move the site to https from http under Bing Webmaster Tools. The site has been https for a long time with 301 redirects already in place. In Google, we have both URLs but in Bing ...
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Sitemap in Bing pending for two weeks

I built a new website a month ago. Two weeks ago I had submitted the sitemap in Bing search console. At this point, it is still in pending status. What should I do to get Bing moving on it?
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Google SERP penalty for Multiple Business websites on one server?

I have tried to Google the answer to my question and Bing'ed my head against my desk after not being able to find a clear answer. This could have something to do with me lacking in not being able to ...
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Bing + React: Inconsistent indexing

I have a page written in React.js, the whole content (including meta tags) is rendered using javascript. Google indexing works flawlessly for these pages, but Bing is inconsistent. Title some used ...
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How do I tell Googlebot and Bingbot that there will be more links below the current viewport

So I have a blog post which is rendered on the server, so this should not be a problem. Now below the post there is a standard "Recommended Section" with related posts, but I fetch these posts only if ...
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Negative Canonical Attacks, do they work? how to recover? how to prevent?

Backstory... Today I received an email from the Google Search Console reporting a huge increase of 404 pages on my site. Upon investigating I found hundreds of sites linking to my pages that simply ...
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How should I handle search engines auto-correcting the spelling of a site's name?

A client's site and company is called 'Tranin Communications' (Tranin is her last name). It ranks well in searches for her name but rather poorly in searches for the name of her site/company. I ...
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Remove site from search engines for specific keyword

I know normally people want the opposite but I would like to know if someone here knows how to remove a site from search results for a specific keyword. Lately I'm getting a lot of visits from people ...
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Why has bing crawled only 1 page of my site after three weeks?

I don't understand why it's taking so long for Bing to index pages on my site. After three weeks after I added (and verified) my site, I find Bing has only crawled 1 page and indexed only 26 pages. ...
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How long does Bingbot typically take to process a sitemap submission?

I submitted a domain's sitemap.xml to Bingbot (in Webmaster Tools). It's been a couple of days but the status is still pending. Does anyone know how much time does Bing Webmaster Tools takes to ...
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User agent of BingWeb - bot or mobile agent?

When I scan my logs for user agents containing Bing (capitalized), I find two types of user agents: those containing BingPreview and those containing BingWeb. Bing lists BingPreview as one of their ...
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Bing returns garbed text for PDFs

Bing Search results that include this PDF... http://www.uawtrust.org/AdminCenter/Library.Files/Media/501/HealthWellness/Docs/Prevention/depression.pdf Look like this (wrong title - "Deei" instead of ...
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issues with title and description of my website in Bing results [closed]

I have problems with title and description tags The site link appears incorrectly in Bing only! I searched a lot without finding a solution Please help
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Website not fetched by Bingbot: Unexpected Error

My website has been online for a couple years. It's on the first result for Google but it doesn't seem to be indexed by Bing. I tried to fetch it with bing in their webmaster tools and it always ...
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Bing stopped indexing the site after disallowing all crawlers except Googlebot, Yahoo-slurp, and Msnbot

Bing removed my top pages from results, 3 days ago they were showing at first page. Maybe i updated robots.txt file few weeks ago. Can someone check below template if there is something wrong that is ...
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Inconsistent site: search results on bing and yahoo

I am trying to understand the numbers I am seeing using the search site:example.com on yahoo & bing. Firstly on yahoo if I use site:https://www.example.com/ using https - Yahoo declares 121 ...
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How I know my site is indexed on AOL or not

How do I know is my site indexed on AOL or not? How do I index it?
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How many days would it take search engines to update if I modify page title and meta descriptions?

If I adjust the title and meta:description in my page for SEO, how many days would it take for Google, Yahoo, and Bing search engines to update? Would it help if I set my sitemap's changefreq to ...
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Bing not indexing URLs From Sitemap [duplicate]

I have a site that Google has indexed 19k pages, in a fairly short amount of time. Bing on the other hand is lagging pretty far behind...51 pages after approximately 3 months of waiting. Many of the ...
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Custom Parameters & Custom URL for each keyword in Google Adwords

In Bing Ads, there is a nice functionality that allows me to add custom parameters and custom destination URL to keywords, and include them in my ads dynamically. For example: Then I can create an ...
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How long after fixing a crawl error in Bing Webmaster Tools before Bing recrawls and stops showing the error?

When will Bing recrawl my online shopping site? Yesterday I solved my site errors that were displayed in in Bing Webmaster Tools. I asked it to fetch those URLs. Bing webmaster tools still shows ...
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Why deny access to website for msnbot/bingbot?

I've seen quite a lot of tutorials that recommend you to ban user agents containing the strings libwww-perl and msnbot. I understand why one would ban libwww-perl, it's mainly if not only used for ...
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Fixed position age verify using cookies without user agent sniffing

I have built a simple age verification jQuery script for a particular brand of alcohol. It asks the user if they are of legal drinking age with a yes or no button. On yes the website stores a cookie ...
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Do all search engines obey nofollow rel attribute on hyperlinks

I have been informed that search engine support is inconsistent for the rel attribute with the 'nofollow' value. Is this the case. From my research Google, Yahoo and Bing seem to obey this attribute ...
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Can I track goals on Bing ads when the destination URL is a virtual page view?

Can I use the universal event tracking (UET) to track conversions on the Bing ad platform when the destination URL is a virtual page view?
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Are Schema.org RDFa breadcrumbs available for all search engines?

I want to implement Schema.org breadcrumbs in RDFa format, following the RDFa guide from here: https://developers.google.com/structured-data/breadcrumbs As this is suggested by Google I can of course ...
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Bing indexed pages decreased from 2400 to 2 in 5 days

Bing indexed pages decreasing rapidly.. Previously bing indexed pages was 2400 in search. Then I submitted sitemaps. After 4-5 days of submitting site maps .. Bing index starts decreasing from ...
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Bing webmaster indicating crawl errors on http to https 301 redirect

I moved my site form http to https, now sitemap contains https urls, but Bing webmaster indicates increased "crawl errors" and my indexed pages have decreased to 0. The list of errors says http pages ...
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Do search engines index a rich snippet data from HTML which is not visible?

I want to add some piece of data to rich snippets (for example, breadcrumps), but this information is not visible on the page (for example, because the designer has not yet prepared the sketches) Is ...