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2. run a site: query to verify there are no pages in the index
3. Copy the URL of the site query and post on this thread.
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We have had the exact same issue(3 months 1 page). I have been wondering if it was due to some of the programming associated with our acordian drop down menu on our Yahoo Store. Lighthouse Marketing Store
We are moving to an X-cart store and are hoping that helps us to get listed more quickly. Lighthouse Marketing Store
In the same boat, but larger scale..
Google has crawled over 300000 pages of the site now, bing, 10. Fair, they are the main pages, contact, add, profile, home page etc.. even a very well hidden press page...
but no content..
As such, google drives over 2000 page hits to me day, happy punters getting the data they want, bing is not..
Its not the fact they crawl differently, and i am sure i break some rule, they don't crawl because of it.. But this is web master tools... What on earth am i doing wrong?? why do you come back every few weeks and only crawl the same damn pages, and then stop..
I will fix the issue, just tell me what it is.. I was realy holding off saying it, but google tells me exactly why its not crawled somthing..
Guys, I think we should keep this thread active and keep bitching and posting into it.
There are million threads about Bing ignoring valid solid crawled web content, I believe if we direct this energy into one thread we will be able to make a dent and maybe get someone serious to reply.
Let me summarize the answers we have received so far, so PLEASE do not repeat them:
1) Register site on Bing webmaster tools
2) Post valid sitemap
3) Run a clean XHTML website using validations.
4) Generate good backlinks.
5) Site needs to be "not too young"
I am following these guidelines as much as I can and even though my site is fairly young, I have solid results from Google, so my content, young as it may be, is valid for the keywords it shows for.
I'm tweeting this entire thread, please RT I'm hoping to make some impact.
As an SEO company (www.milestoneseo.com) we manage and build websites on a daily basis.
Our SEO strategy is not to play with all the "link juice" and stress over the crazy google or bing algorithms. We simply provide solid unique valuable and relevant content on each one of the website pages and make sure to follow with solid backlink generation from reputable sites.
It has been very frustrating to work with Bing, as it seem the behavior is very unstable, even when comparing it to google's. Yes, one MUST post valid sitemap and sign the site on bing, but this doesn't guarantee if and when your sites will be crawled by Bing.
I'm hoping this is the same issue we have every time someone wakes up at google and decide to change the algorythm voiding years of optimizations. Hopefully these random behaviors will end so we can provide good service to our customer.
I don't think we'll be able to avoid Bing. Just like with google, there is a new master in town.... we have to play nice and hope the trickle on our head is rain ... what else can we do ?...
My website www.caravanparkjobs.com is not indexed at all despite being submitted some time ago yet my other two sites www.bridgeleisure.com and www.compare-caravan-holidays.co.uk are fully indexed and appear when searched for.
When you seach for :caravanparkjobs.com you get all the links to the site but not the site itself?
Caravan Park jobs features highly in all other search engines so what am I doing wrong with bing?
If someone finds resolution to this issue I would love to hear it. I'm having the same issue on both of my sites.
INDEX OUR SITES LOL
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Same problem with me, doing well on google and very well on yahoo, but nothing on bing. Seems to have indexed my home page but doesn't appear in search results. No sub pages indexed.
Have submitted site map several times, last crawl was Aug 12 and only once before that.
Same problem with my two websites http://www.allmeds-online.com and http://www.safe-pills.com with the only slight difference that is my sites have not been indexed at all. At the same time both sites are indexed by Googgle and Yahoo.
Seriously? An HTML site map? Seems a bit weird that I would need that as well as an XML site map. I'm having the same problem as others, I launched my site three months ago and have 300+ pages on Google but only the one on Bing.
Strangely while Bing can't be bothered to index the rest of the site it seems to think I have some authority - 4 out of 5 amazingly. Could this be tied to the fact I have been using some PPC on my home page? Perhaps as an experiment I will point the PPC ads to another page. In the mean time I will slap a few more URLs in here as it seems to get indexed pretty often ;-)
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Google are indexing my site and have been for a few mnths now, at about 8000 pages a day.. I have the sitemap teling them the priority, and thats the way they are doing it..
It strikes me thats the perfect way to do it.. I can only assume it is one thing thats wrong with the site, whih makes me "wrong" and bang, crawl nothng.. I think all of us would work harder to get sites to work with bing, if they told u what on earth was wrong..
I notice there is hardley any replys from anyone at bing in the forums, except in the feedback section, so I am going to link thi discussion from there.. I guess now its got so many replies from so many peple in it, they may be able to help.. I am sure not indervidualy, but maybe point us at the " we know your there, but won't crawl more than a handfull of your pages " help page!
the same for my jewelery e-shop: www.anka-bizuteria-sklep.pl ... Any answer from Microsoft?
Yes Bing people, you now have nearly 30 comments in this thread alone, is it not something you want to address? At least try and help us out here - even if its just that we need to forget you and focus on google and yahoo!
+1 - Our site www.aaasigns.co.uk was validated last year, numerous valid site maps submitted, HTML site map added, site layout to suit robots, Google & Yahoo find & index us - Bing can't find our address.
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