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Bingbot replacing MSNbot in October


Over the last couple month the Bing web team has been busy refining and rolling our improvements to their web crawling software that indexes website on Bing.com

On October 1st 2010, MSNbot will cease to crawl and will be replaced by Bingbot.

This will show in your server logs as: bingbot/2.0

The HTTP header From field will also change to bingbot(at)microsoft.com

Bingbot will still honor robots.txt direction written for MSNbot

It will sure be the end of an era, and a new one starting as MSNbot is retired and Bingbot steps up.


David Cowling :

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