Site Move The Site Move feature allows you to notify Bing that your site has moved to a new domain (or that you’ve moved a section of your site elsewhere). While Bing will generally pick up the redirects and change the indexing regardless, the Site Move feature can speed up the process. … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Guide To Bing Webmaster Tools
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Some pages captured in our index turn out to be pages of little or no value to users and may also have characteristics that artificially manipulate the way search and advertising systems work in order to distort their relevance relative to pages that offer more relevant information. Some of these pages include only advertisements and/or links to other websites that contain mostly ads, and no or only superficial content relevant to the subject of the search. To improve the search experience for consumers and deliver more relevant content, we might remove such pages from the index altogether, or adjust our algorithms to prioritize more useful and relevant pages in result sets. … [Read more...] about Bing Bans Holiday Deals Sites, Including One By Group That Created Cyber Monday
A few weeks ago, as part of a set of updates, Bing Webmaster Center launched crawl settings, which enable site owners to set the crawl rate of BingBot by time of day. (You get to this option by selecting Crawl > Crawl Settings.) You can see in the screenshot provided in their blog post that a checkbox below the crawl rate grid has a heading titled “Site is AJAX Enabled” and is labeled “Configure Bing for Ajax site crawling”. The only mention in the blog post was that the crawl settings “feature enables dedicated pre-set crawl settings for AJAX websites.” I’m not sure what either of things were intended to mean. The help documentation isn’t much better, saying “If your website is built in AJAX, you can select the check box labeled Configure Bing for Ajax site crawling to alert us to handle the website properly.” … [Read more...] about Bing Now Supports Google’s Crawlable AJAX Standard?
Remember, folks, Google may not always be the only show in town. While Google is powerful, successful and trusted worldwide, it’s had legal problems in Europe and could have more in the future with Glass. Who’s to say the US government won’t again go after Google for antitrust the way it went after Microsoft years ago? When it comes to business, Google is not exactly “sticking to the knitting,” with its driverless car project, floating data center, private airport terminal and other interests that have nothing to do with search. … [Read more...] about Can Bing Be More Competitive In Search?
Bing recently announced a new tool for creating XML Sitemaps for both IIS and Apache web servers. It works as an ISAPI filter by logging the URLs of all outbound pages served on a daily basis, generated by HTTP requests from both end users and third-party search crawlers. It maintains a super-clean, error-free Sitemap Index for your site, adds new differential URL updates every day, removes 404s as they appear, and runs in the background taking up very little in the way of server system resources. A full website Sitemap is generated in just a few days, and is easily maintained automatically. If you want to know more about it, check out the Bing Sitemap Plugin doc. … [Read more...] about A Primer On How To Get The Most Out Of Sitemaps