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BingBot can't access site - 403 Forbidden

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Hey there,

I was wondering why the share of Bing traffic was equal zero, so I discovered that the Bingbot can't even crawl / read my sites (several sites, different cms's).

An example of a failed access: - - [21/Nov/2012:02:05:43 +0100] "GET /contact HTTP/1.1" 403 1422 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; bingbot/2.0; +"

My robots.txt is empty, the .htaccess file allows everything. Someone has an idea how to let pass the Bingbot?

Thanks a lot,


Sorry for the multiple posting .. this forum system is quite buggy :/

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