Microsoft Bing drops bearding sitemap acquiescence due to spam issues
You can now alone abide sitemaps to Bing application robots.txt or Bing Webmaster Tools.
Microsoft Bing will no best acquire XML sitemaps that were submitted anonymously through HTTP requests, Fabrice Canel from Microsoft Bing announced today. The acumen Bing will no best acquiesce bearding sitemap acquiescence is due to corruption by chase spammers.
How bearding sitemap acquiescence worked. Microsoft explained that back the birth of XML sitemaps with Bing, Bing accustomed for bearding acquiescence through application a HTTP request, such as http://www.bing.com/ping?sitemap=http://www.example.com/sitemap.xml.
No best supported. Microsoft is accomplishing abroad with HTTP appeal bearding acquiescence of Sitemaps starting today, May 13, 2022. Fabrice Canel wrote that Microsoft Bing is “deprecating the adeptness for bearding sitemap submissions starting today.”
Why is it activity away. SEO and chase spammers accept been abusing the bearding acquiescence of Sitemaps and thus, Microsoft is no best activity to abutment it. Fabrice Canel wrote “recent evaluations accept apparent that it was generally accountable to abusage by spammers.”
How to abide a sitemap to Bing. You can still abide your sitemaps application robots.txt on your area name and/or through Bing Webmaster tools.
- robots.txt: Add a advertence to your sitemap in the robots.txt book amid at the basis of the host to acquaint all chase engines. Example: Sitemap: http://www.example.org/sitemap.xml
- Bing webmaster tools: Alternatively, you can abide your sitemaps in Bing Webmaster accoutrement https://www.bing.com/webmasters/sitemaps
Don’t balloon IndexNow. Microsoft Bing of advance would still adulation for you to advance agreeable to them application IndexNow, so you accept that as an added and added option.
Why we care. If you accept been application the bearding XML sitemap advantage for your armpit through HTTP requests, you should be acquainted that will stop alive ancient today. About-face over to application robots.txt or Bing Webmaster Accoutrement for appointment your sitemap activity forward.