Why is my store not appearing on Bing search results?

Zerohero
Excursionist
24 0 2

Hello All, 

 

To my best knowledge I have done nothing wrong on our store, our on page SEO is pretty strong, we have alt tags on most if not all links and images, meta headers and descriptions on all pages, a number of blog posts and a few links point back to us and we have not done any dodgy link building yet bing/yahoo does not list any of our products or homepage not even if I put our full store name in...

 

Google is fine, we have all of our products, collections, blog pages and homepage listed with them and over the past 3 months we have gotten more pages listed and climbing up the search engine slowly, we even have a few pages on page one with them for longer keywords.

 

When we started back a few months ago Bing did list our pages but the past month we have had not traffic from them and when I check our URL it comes up with this.. Again we have done nothing wrong so unsure why bing/yahoo is not listing us.

Discovered but not crawled
URL cannot appear on Bing
Discover
Discovered on
 
Crawl
The inspected URL was discovered but has not been crawled yet. To make sure the URL gets crawled and indexed faster:
  1. Ensure there is no crawl-delay in your robots.txt
  2. Inform Bing by submitting your newly added, updated and deleted URLs using Bing URL Submission API
  3. Ensure that you regularly update your sitemap and submit it to Bing.
If you think this URL should be indexed, click on Request indexing button. We will index it if we can fetch it and it adheres to Bing Webmaster guidelines
 

Again we have done nothing wrong so unsure why bing/yahoo is not listing us.

Any advise would be great, I have worked so hard on the on page SEO and website design side, I took my eye of the ball with the search engines.

Kind Regards 

zerozen.co.uk

Replies 6 (6)

LEXII4
Visitor
1 0 0

what do i do. my store front is not showing up anywhere

PatPat
Tourist
11 0 1

Hi @Zerohero.
How did you set up the Bing URL and Content Submission API in Shopify?
I can access the API key from Bing Webmaster Tools without issues, but what to do with that API key, I have no clue.
Any help would be much appreciated.

 
Zerohero
Excursionist
24 0 2

@PatPat wrote:

Hi @Zerohero.
How did you set up the Bing URL and Content Submission API in Shopify?
I can access the API key from Bing Webmaster Tools without issues, but what to do with that API key, I have no clue.
Any help would be much appreciated.

 


Go to Edit Code in Admin-Theme-Actions

 

Layout select your theme.liquid then paste the API at the bottom or top between the <head> & </head> do not put it anywhere else on the page or Bing will not be able to find it.. 

 

Hope that helps, but any problems PM me..

PatPat
Tourist
11 0 1

Thank you very much @Zerohero for getting back so quickly.

If I can just annoy you with another 2 queries relating to this:

Bing gives the following sample Json Request-Response code:

 

/* JSON request sample: */ 

POST /webmaster/api.svc/json/SubmitUrlbatch?​apikey=sampleapikeyEDECC1EA4AE341CC8B6 HTTP/1.1​
Content-Type: application/json; charset=utf-8​
Host: ssl.bing.com​

{
"siteUrl":"http://yoursite.com",​
"urlList":[
"http://yoursite.com/url1",
"http://yoursite.com/url2",
"http://yoursite.com/url3"
]
}

/* JSON response sample: */

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Length: 10
Content-Type: application/json; charset=utf-8

{
"d":null
}

 

1. Should I put both Request and Response code snippets between the <head> & </head> ??

2. Do you see the lines where is says ../url1   ..../url2    .../url3 - Does this mean I need to include every url from my website that I want to get indexed?

dan333
Visitor
1 0 0

Hi, are you trying to set Bing URL Submission to your site? I am facing this problem too. I don't know where should I place this code to. Did you solved it?

Pops02
Visitor
2 0 0

Hi Zerohero. I'm experiencing the same issue. Please share on how to resolve it if you did.

 

Thank you.