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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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The problem in this particular case is that whilst the "auto-correction" looks wrong to you, for most people on the planet it's probably correct. But either way, I really don't think there is much you can do about it unfortunately. What you are asking for is a potential tweak in their search algorithm. Google's default site search does a lot more than ...


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I don't think people should ban bing bot. Bing has an equivalent Bing Webmaster tools at http://www.bing.com/toolbox/webmaster/ where they also have 'Crawl Settings' where you can adjust the crawl rate as seen in this video: http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/bing-webmaster-tools-crawl-rate-settings/1ii1ej9jz Googlebot is just as notorious in excessive ...


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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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Simply put it takes research and testing. Start by looking at the sites that rank in Bing but don't in Google. Look for similarities and differences. Then based on the data you collect come up with a hypothesis and design tests, they could be as simple as I'm going to try this on my current site and see if it ranks better in Bing or more complex with new ...


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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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msnbot is quite prolific when it comes to spidering servers and if you have a lot of pages to index it can quite easily cripple your server. As traffic from MSN is considerably less than what Google can give it's quite common just to deny the msnbot via .htaccess, iptables or robots.txt. With Googlebot you can limit the speed quite easily in http://google....


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Although I agree with w3d's answer, there might be something that you'd want to try. I had a quick look at this, and although the unfortunate name/correction it appears that the site doesn't rank #1 for Tranin Communications (in quotes), assuming the site is traningrants.com, and the first page to rank is the about page. A quick look to some backlink ...


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There seems to be a problem with the sitemap submission process, going back at least to the beginning of last July. The last note on that thread was posted just a few days ago, saying no change in the commenter's situation. There are several other threads if you poke around, but that seems like the longest-running one and I've seen an employee refer people ...


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I work in the address verification field for SmartyStreets. Actually we added geocoding and residential/business indication (RDI) features to our address API not too long ago and so I think I can point you in the right direction as you do your own research to find what fits your needs the best. You'd be interested to know that Google and Bing may know more ...


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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 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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Have you looked at the Bing Webmaster Tools at all? You can sign up for them and the process of claiming your domains is the same as for Google Webmasters Tools. These can then give you a full list of crawl stats including links leading to 404s. Note that if you've removed content you'll see 0 links becuase the not is requesting pages it knew about before....


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Sign up with Bing webmaster tools and fill out their crawl speed chart. Set it for fastest crawling during your off hours and a much reduced rate during your busiest times. If Bing is knocking over your website, you need to rethink your web server capacity. The best test is to see if you can survive Google, Bing, Yahoo and Baidu all hitting your system at ...


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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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Once you've cleaned up the pages submit a reconsideration request to bing, for the pages that no longer exist I'd return a 410 (gone) status message so the search engines no longer look for them.


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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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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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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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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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Here's what Bing say here about if you're penalised for being spammy, but it sounds like it applies to malware too: Go to Bing E-mail Support and fill out the form completely Select Content Inclusion Request from the drop-down list. A new drop-down will appear underneath. From the new drop-down list, select Reinclusion request. Write a clear and detailed ...


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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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