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

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Bingbot request for trafficbasedsspsitemap.xml which does not exist

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; +...
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Is Yahoo Search the same as Bing Search now?

We had some serious issues with Yahoo's (incredibly) badly written spider in the past, and as a result we blocked them. Marco Arment of Tumblr also shared his frustrations with us on 8/31/2009, which ...
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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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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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Is it really worth submitting to DMOZ anymore?

This question stems from here. This guy sounds like he's getting a bit annoyed with DMOZ, but I was wondering if it's even worth submitting there nowadays. Does anyone still use it as a search engine? ...
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Does Bing support anything like Google's First Click Free program?

Google has a program for webmasters called First Click Free. To implement First Click Free, you need to allow all users who find a document on your site via Google search to see the full text of ...
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Bing and lack of SNI support

I invested a few hours yesterday investigating why my site is ranked highly in Google but not indexed at all in Bing. Trial and error using the "Fetch as Bingbot" tool led me to the conclusion that ...
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Why is spam added to the Bing cache of my landing page?

Please search on Bing "url:testrails.org" and open the cached page. Bing shows random other pages below the content of my own landing page. This is so weird! This is what I found out so far: I have ...
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Are there any specific tips and tricks for optimizing a website for Bing?

Most available resources (even Bing community) promote the general principles for optimize a site in Google. My site is quite well optimized for a certain keyword combination in Google, yet in Bing it ...
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Where can I find a list of related search terms?

Does Google, Bing, or any of the other major search engines make a list or index of related search terms available?
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Why is BingBot causing so many 404 errors by removing letters from url's?

Since the ForceRecrawl problem went away Bing has come back with some new trends. I'm seeing many URLs missing the last letter, or missing a few letters, and some other wired guess URLs. It also ...
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How can I get an “Official site” banner/area on Bing?

If I search for a product name on Bing, for example "paint.net", the first result is something that looks like an advertising area, but it's called "Official Site". How is it possible to get something ...
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Should we follow the schema.org paths?

schema.org seems to enable us to provide metadata for some search engines including Google and Bing so that our pages will display nicely on the web. My question is should we follow the schema.org ...
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MS Bing web crawler out of control causing our site to go down

Here is a weird one that I am not sure what to do. Today our companies e-commerce site went down. I tailed the production log and saw that we were receiving a ton of request from this range of IP's ...
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Am I covering the major search engine spiders in my anti-crawl protection white list?

I've a system which blacklists users who request too many pages too fast if they are not in my white list. We are just worried about the main search engines and to be honest Google is the only one my ...
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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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Site links in search snippets on Bing SERPs, how to influence which links to show?

See, there are links under a search result in BING SERP. Sometimes these links are pure nonsense and I'd like to select good relevant links to use on there. But how do I influence Bing to show the ...
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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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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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Which is better for search engines, repeated phrases or different phrases with the same meaning?

When I'm designing an ads website I have two options: Let the advertiser to choose from some predefined lists to create the new ad. For Example: product list ( T-Shirt, Shorts, Suit, .....) Color ...
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Bing doesn't index my website correcty

I have a website with robots and sitemap which is working on Google. I created a bing webmasters and sent the sitemap some weeks ago, but whenever I search site:www.mysite.com I get only the root ...
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What to do About Wrong Information That Has Propagated Throughout the Internet

Many years ago, someone made an entry into Yahoo! Maps for our small research library that contained the phone number of our librarian. Hundreds of sites accepted this information as authoritative ...
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Does Bing execute Javascript when crawling and indexing web pages (like Google)?

Some content on some web pages is only displayed with Javascript when a button is clicked (for example). We know that Google executes Javascript and is (very likely) to find this content, but what ...
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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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Index “Lazy Loading” images in Bing and Baidu

I read this questions: Lazy loading images and effects on SEO Is this a good approach to image Lazy Loading for SEO? The responses make it clear that there LazyLoad works well in google, but I ...
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Possible automated Bing Ads fraud?

I run a website that generates life insurance leads. The site is very simple a) there is a form for capturing the user's details, life insurance requirements etc b) A quote comparison feature We ...
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Search result website title for Bing and Yahoo

I own a website and in the Google Search result, everything is ok, the result have the right title (the <title> tag of my page). On Bing & Yahoo, the title which is displayed on result is ...
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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 ...
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How can I prevent Googlebot from indexing web service URL's?

I have a problem with googlebot and bingbot accessing our web service. We have a search application created in aspx that is integrated into a drupal website. Users perform searches based on postal ...
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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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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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Schema.org MedicalClinic

I'm using http://schema.org/MedicalClinic on main page of my client's site. I've filled in as many as I can including address,name, url, image url, geolocation, descripition, opening hours, specialty ...
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Site is not indexed on Bing [duplicate]

My site is having a good ranking on google, but the site is not even indexed in yahoo and bing. I have submitted my site to both yahoo and bing search engines 3 months ago. I also submitted the ...
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Do search engines penalise 'Home' links and/or buttons?

I had a client recently express his feelings about not having a 'home' link or a 'home' button on a website. I told him I would consult someone who knows, but I've never personally heard anything ...
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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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Are website analytics available from Bing?

Google provided a script for its analytics, using http://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js and a bunch of code they provided. I can't seem to find something similar for Bing. I found Google ...
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Can't remove an old domain from Bing when DNS no longer resolves

I'm trying to use Bing's Content Removal page to remove an old domain from search results. The domain belongs to an old staging site and is no longer live, but got picked up by Bing somewhere along ...
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Bing search results shows an HTML encoded ampersand instead of an actual ampersand

I've looked through Bing Webmaster Tools to see if there is a way I can fix this, but I haven't found anything. Here is an example in the search results. The first link is the one in question.
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Moving URL - telling Bing Webmaster Tools

We're moving a site, we've set up 301's from the old pages to the new ones and told Google about the move, but I couldn't find any were to tell Bing. Is there a feature to do this in Bing Webmaster ...
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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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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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Is there a way to specify an image for Bing to use in search snippets

Bing will sometimes display an image from a webpage as part of the snippet when listing that page in search results, but oftentimes it seems to be grabbing an image from the page with "logo" in the ...
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How do you filter results by site using Bing?

Using the following on Google and Yahoo filters results by site, but not in Bing: site:example.com keyword Is there a Bing equivalent?
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How can I figure out how a search engine is finding hidden pages?

We have a system hosting many websites for our customers, and inside that system there is a method that non-live customers can view their sites before we turn them on. Say the link is something like ...
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How to set Bing Webmaster Tools to ignore subdomains other than WWW?

Is there a way to limit Bing Webmaster Tools to indexing only one subdomain from my clients TLD? My client has an online service that creates a subdomain for each user under their TLD, and these ...
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Do Yahoo! and Bing also support pretty AJAX URLs like Google's bot does?

I wonder if Ajax crawling suggested by Google is also applicable to Yahoo and Bing. It seems that only Google can crawl my Ajax page after I implemented that.
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Bing flagging pages as Malware even after the malware or the pages were removed

Bing has flagged some pages on a site I manage as malware, these have been looked at and looks like there was some malware at some point but it's now since been removed. It's also pointing to some ...
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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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GEO Tool - commercial use

what i want to do: offer my clients the possibility to display their store as a small graphic (like google maps). just a small png with the location of the store. only the specific client is able to ...