URLs cannot be indexed on Bing
In this article, you will learn the reason why your site or some of its URLs cannot be indexed on the Bing search engine. This issue is very common for most new websites and websites with some technical errors. You will see an error somewhat similar to the one shown in the following picture.
Search engines can be used to bring relevant, high-quality, free traffic to your website. Search engine traffic is more likely to convert, so it is more important to spend some of your energy on improving the search engine visibility of your website.
Your site’s URLs may not be getting indexed by Bing for a number of reasons. Here are a few potential reasons:
Your site is new: If your site is new, it may take some time for Bing to crawl and index your pages. It’s important to be patient and make sure your site is optimized for search engines.
Reason 1: Website Optimization
It will be difficult for Bing to index a website if it is not optimized. There are certain signals used by Bing to determine which pages to index and display on which page of search results (ranking). This is determined by complex algorithms that are updated frequently.
Reason 2: Technical errors in the website
If the website returns technical errors, this may also pose problems with page indexation. You should therefore check your website regularly for broken links, server errors, or incorrect redirects. Any of these issues, if present, can prevent Bing from crawling and indexing pages.
Reason 3: Low-authority websites
Website authority also plays a role in page indexation. Google’s search engine does not pay any attention to domain authority, but Bing does. Bing takes the authority and trustworthiness of the website into consideration when determining the indexation and ranking of pages. If your website has low authority, it may be more difficult for Bing to crawl and index your pages.
Reason 4: Duplicate content
Duplicate content is also a reason for Bing not to index some or all pages of a website. It is therefore necessary to produce unique and valuable content for your visitors.
Reason 5: Robots.txt not uploaded
Google’s search engine does not give too much importance to robots.txt, but Bing does. Your pages will be indexed by Google even if you don’t upload robots.txt. Bing is a bit hard in this case; your pages will not be indexed if you have not uploaded robots.txt or if it is misconfigured.
Reason 6: Noindex tag in the meta
Bing will not index all those pages that have < meta name=” robots” content=” NOINDEX”> in the source code. If Bing cannot crawl the website in certain attempts, it may decide not to index it at all. You can check in the URL inspection tool to see if Bingbot is able to crawl it or not.
Make sure your website is search engine optimized, address any technical problems, increase your site’s authority, and make sure your content is valuable and unique to increase the likelihood that Bing will index your website. Also, you can upload a sitemap to Bing via Bing Webmaster Tools, which will speed up Bing’s process of finding and indexing your content.