Microsoft Bing Indexing Issues

In previous weeks we reported about the indexing issues that Google was facing over a few weeks which meant that business owners frustratingly were unable to get their pages indexed and displayed correctly by this search engine.

Barry Schwartz from Search Engine Roundtable is reporting that Microsoft Bing is facing similar indexing issues and many users cannot find their website in the search results. According to information provided by Microsoft and Cloudflare the issue lay on the Microsoft side and was related purely to the Cloudflare hosted websites which reported blocked IP addresses from Microsoft. This said, WebCrawler tried and failed to access and crawl the webpages and due to that Bing de-indexed some websites.

On the 27th of October Fabrice Canel posted a Tweet with the following statement: “For Cloudflare, some sites reported that a small percentage of Bing crawler was not DNS resolving appropriately and we were crawling outside of usual IPs for a few days. We fixed that yesterday.”

So what are the next steps?

If your website was de-indexed by Bing due to this issue, technically you won’t need to do anything and Bing should crawl your website again without any problems. Some readers of Search Engine Roundtable already confirmed in comments that the issue does not exist anymore, which hopefully means that if your site was affected it’s now back to normal.

In previous weeks we reported about the indexing issues that Google was facing over a few weeks which meant that business owners frustratingly were unable to get their pages indexed and displayed correctly by this search engine.