Bing SEO

Bing Brings AI And Natural Language Models To Both Autosuggest And People Who Ask

In an announcement made on September 23, Bing added added natural language generation models to autosuggest and People Who Ask in order to bring improvement to these features. Not only are they using natural language for these features, the company has expanded its natural language representation models to its question answering and semantic highlighting features …

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Bing Considers Page Quality Before It Is Indexed

Recently, Barry Schwartz asked Bing a question regarding its indexing benchmarks – “Does Bing index everything or does a site or a page have to meet a specific quality threshold for it to be indexed by Bing?” Find Bing’s its new webmaster guidelines here. This question was asked during an interview with Christi Olson and Fabrice …

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Bing Supports rel=sponsored & rel=ugc

One of the new things found in the updated Bing Webmaster Guidelines is that Bing now supports rel=”sponsored” and rel=”ugc” attributes on your links. This is to add to Bing supporting the rel=”nofollow” link attribute, which has been supported since the Guideline over ten years ago. The new link attributes rolled out last September by Google. How …

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Bing Updates Its Webmaster Guidelines

The Bing Webmaster Guidelines have been recently updated. The new version of the guidelines are broken into several sections, which includes: How Bing finds and indexes your site Help Bing understand your pages How Bing ranks your content Abuse and examples of things to avoid With this guidelines update, Bing included the various updates it …

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Bing Webmaster Tools New Site Scan Feature Finds SEO Issues

A new feature has been released in the new version of Bing Webmaster Tools called Site Scan. Site Scan is a site audit tool that will crawl your site checking for common technical SEO issue. It can be accessed over here. So what is Site Scan? According to Bing, “Site Scan is an on-demand site …

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Bing Webmaster Tools Now Gives You Competitive Link Data

In an announcement, Bing is pushing out a new feature for its backlinks tool within Bing Webmaster Tools named “similar sites” that lets you compare your sit’s backlinks to another site. In order to access this feature, you need to login to Bing Webmaster Tools, click on Backlinks and then on the “similar sites” tab. …

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Bing Can Now Answer Queries With A Simple ‘Yes’ Or ‘No’

In an announcement made by Bing, depending on the queries, the search engine can now return a “Yes” or “No” answer. This new feature includes the one-word answer as well as a carousel of related excerpts from a variety of different sources. The following image shows the results for the query “can dogs eat chocolate” …

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Bing Migrates Submit URL, Block URL And Crawl Control To The New Webmaster Tools

Bing Webmaster Tools’ Submit URL, Block URL and Crawl Control features have migrated over to the new Bing Webmaster portal. This announcement was mad on May 19 at SMX London. The current and new pages will be able to be used simultaneously for a small period of time before Bing deprecates the current pages in a …

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Bing Adds Snippet Controls To Help Sites Control Their Search Result Previews

On April 8, Bing announced hat is now supporting new snippet controls with robots meta tags to help webmasters manage how their search results are being displayed in Bing. These controls work via robot meta tags in HTML or X-Robots-Tag tag in the HTTP Header. Here are three new controls that Bing is offering: “max-snippet:[number]” …

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Yahoo And Other Verizon-Owned Search Sites Favor Verizon Media Properties [Study]

A persistent complaint of Google critics is that the company seems to be favoring its “own properties” in search results. This has been an issue for a while now, as well as the subject of antitrust investigation in the US and Europe. There was a recent study conducted by developer Daniel Aleksandersen that found that three search …

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