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Send Feedbacks on Crawl-Delay in Bing

Bing is looking for input on Crawl-Delay:

In keeping with Bing themes of rapid change and responding to input and feedback from the webmaster community, Bing webmaster teams are working on future feature planning for the Bing webmaster tools and they would like to hear user and webmasters thoughts in a few areas. They starts from Crawl-Delay.

Today, Bing fully support crawl delay which is specified in robots.txt.

Now Bing are considering creating a tool which allows to directly control the frequency, and perhaps even the timing, of msnbot/bingbot.

A few questions from Bing Team:

  1. Do you prefer for us to continue to support crawl-delay in robots.txt?
  2. Would you like to be able to control the crawl rate based on time of day?
  3. What are the ranges of crawl rate you would like to see if you had control over the time of day?
  4. Would you want to turn crawling on/off by time, or just specify different crawl rates based on the time of day?
  5. If you had this ability to directly control the crawl rate through a webmaster tool, how often would you adjust the settings?
  6. If we built this tool, would you like it to control our fetching directly, or would you rather have the tool output the proper robots.txt entries which you then insert into your robots.txt file?

Feel free to send reply to this post on email to bwmc@microsoft.com

( Source : Bing Webmaster Central Blog )

 

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SEO Tips # 152 – Search Engine Robots

The newer, inexperienced SEO tends to always try and “rush” their optimization efforts. I often see where new students want to continually “tweak their code” far too often, not allowing adequate time for robots to visit.

Best practice is to let the search engine robots run on their own schedule. If you want to make important changes, allow plenty of time in between to ensure the robots are finding the pages. But most importantly, you want to learn more from each change you make. You want to understand more, with each exercise.

Not every bit of optimization work will be measured, BUT when it comes to “trouble shooting,” it’s absolutely important that you measure your changes and post them to your log for review, at a later date. This way, if you error in any way, it can usually be undone fairly easily.

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SEO Tips # 126 – Don’t ever create a page just for the search engines

Who is YOUR “ideal buying audience?” When you write your Web site
content, who are you focusing it on?

Do you you have one type of customer you prefer to do business with
over another?

Don’t ever create a page just for the search engines. The search
engines aren’t and probably won’t ever be your customers. Keep your
true customers in mind, and give THEM true value throughout your site
and in your content.

Unique, original, high quality and truly engaging content that meets
the searcher’s original query. That’s the high road to long term
success.

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SEO Tips # 123 – Search Engine Ranking Fluctuations

When your search engine rankings fluctuate, or even if your site drops from the rankings, don’t panic. Understand that these things  happen in this industry, and they WILL happen to you.

They happen to all of us.

What you DON’T want to do is make any changes to your Web pages because of fluctuations in the rankings or because your site drops out of the rankings. Step back and wait to see what happens.

Watch the industry. Read the news.

In all likelihood, your pages will reappear right back where they should be (or close to those rankings), if you haven’t done anything wrong (such as using spam). Fluctuations in rankings are normal.

Remember that this year, rankings in the traditional sense will be far less important because of the “personalization of search.”

Far too many people PANIC in the short term, when they would be wiser to just take it easy and not start making changes so quickly. Just a word to the wise!

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SEO Tips # 94 – SEO Performance

Performing SEO the way you currently perform now, has delivered a certain result. So if your happy with that result, carry on exactly the same way and you should get very similar results. If you are not happy with your results lately, then you must consider changing the way you do things.

Same action = same result
Different action = new results

Are you looking for new results?

It always amazes me how many months or even years some people will wait only to wonder about some possibly brilliant idea they have, without ever taking action and testing it out. Be sure to test all of your ideas out and don’t wait around like some people do. It’s time to turn your ideas into action.

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