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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 shouldn't ...


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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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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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This post is 4 years old, hope the status in not Pending anymore. But this helped me. After 14 days of pending status, I found this link, to PING bing with your sitemap. It's was a kind of awake call for my sitemap. Few hours later, my site was indexed. Upload your sitemap (but you already did hence the pending status) Typ in your browser: http://www.bing....


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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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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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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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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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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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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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I realize that this is an old post but after researching this I came upon an article explaining the purpose of this user agent. In this article they explain that this is a user agent string used to fetch images in real time when being accessed through the Bing app. Meaning as you scroll through pictures within this app you may end up clicking on one to ...


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Its probably because you have a link to that page. More than likely you have a ../../cadpac/cadpac_jis.shtml link is a url that is on your site. Bing also reads AJAX urls, so if you have javascript that is creating this url, bing will crawl it. Easiest way to handle this is just put it in your robots.txt file as a page not to index / carwl.


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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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Firstly on yahoo if I use site:https://www.example.com/ using https Yahoo declares 121 results. But site:http://www.example.com/ or site:example.com declares 1300 results. Why would this be? Different search engines will index your pages differently and the site: tool across these different search engines could also work differently. You wouldn't ...


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From my experience, BingBot does follow links despite them having a nofollow attribute. I can see it currently in our logs: thousands of requests per day for pages that are linked using nofollow hyperlinks. I did check the IPs as well as user-agent and they seem to be legit requests from bingbot. Whether or not Bing then uses this for anything (indexing, ...


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I think you should handle this issue differently. You want google to understand it's an alternate page version that is for different screen sizes. He will make sure a desktop user will be directed to the right place (as well as mobile users). I would recommend the following: In all /mobile/ pages use: <link rel="canonical" href="/non-mobile-url"/&...


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Each bot requires its own line. Your robots.txt should look like this User-agent: * Allow: / User-agent: Googlebot Disallow: /mobile/ Allow: / User-agent: bingbot Disallow: /mobile/ Allow: / User-agent: Googlebot-Mobile Disallow: / Allow: /mobile/ User-agent: bingbot-mobile Disallow: / Allow: /mobile/ Additional its always best to use Noindex and ...


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My Basic Bing Experiences as follows: Have you signed up with Bing's webmaster tools? Have you verified ownership and submitted a sitemap to Bing? Has the sitemap been scanned and are the number of pages in it being reported? Till you do the above, it's kind of pointless waiting for anything to happen and after you do it, its pointless expecting ...


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It does sound like some sort of scheme. The problems with such practices are discussed in this thread about buying back links. If these sites are dead, there may not be anything to worry about, but if you wish to be sure you could use link disavowal tools in Google and Bing WMT to indicate that you don't wish to be associated with them.


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Here are instructions on how to tell Bing you have moved site: Bing Site Move tool Basically: The Site Move tool, located under Diagnostics & Tools can be used to tell Bing that you have moved and permanently redirected your site (or a section of your site) to a new location. Although permanently redirecting your URLs using 301 redirects is ...


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As far as I know Bing does not have a first click free policy on their terms and conditions, you could always contact there advertising support team and ask if you want to double, triple check.


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Use PHP plus Regex. Forget the Robots.txt. Several bad bots don't respect it... if (preg_match('/(?i)bingbot/',$_SERVER['HTTP_USER_AGENT'])) { exit(); } And you tell for Bing: The door is closed for you!


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Google reads content within a element that uses display:none, it also checks to make sure there is a trigger point, i.e that the content can be revealed though JavaScript. Many people don't put in trust in Google being able to understand their scripts and many people opt to use <noscript> as Anthony has mentioned, using noscript ensures that Google ...


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The problem you have isn't Bing but the way your server is handling error responses. Your 404 pages are reporting: SERVER RESPONSE: HTTP/1.1 200 OK It should be reporting: SERVER RESPONSE: HTTP/1.0 404 NOT FOUND So search engines are assuming they are valid pages and that's why they are being crawled all the time. Fix this and Bing should start to stop ...


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Google banned your website only because that users may use your domain for malicious activity. Google don't like those activity and so that only your website last ranking. Otherwise Google may banned you by Penguin 2.0 update. This update targets mainly on the websites that follows link farming techniques and having bad and spamming inbound links. If your ...


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This has nothing to do with SEO, Google, Bing, or any other website. You need to get an SSL certificate that verifies your identity for this to say your identity is verified.


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That appears to be a bug in Bing, but there may be a work around. The only way that Bing should show &amp; to users is if the source code for your title's source code had &amp;amp;. To be correct, the HTML for your title should read: <title>Charles &amp; Colvard</title> but it currently reads: <title>Charles & Colvard&...


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