Today, we are excited to announce a significant increase in the number of URLs webmasters can submit to Bing to get their content crawled and indexed immediately. We believe that enabling this change will trigger a fundamental shift in the way that search engines, such as Bing, retreive and are notified of new and updated content across the web. Instead of Bing monitoring often RSS and similar feeds or frequently crawling websites to check for new pages, discover content changes and/or new outbound links, websites will notify the Bing directly about relevant URLs changing on their website. This means that eventually search engines can reduce crawling frequency of sites to detect changes and refresh the indexed content.
For many years, Bing has offered all webmasters the ability to submit their site URLs through the Bing Webmaster Tools portal as well as the Bing Webmaster Tools API for immediate crawl and indexation. Until today, this feature was throttled for all sites to submit maximum of 10 URLs per day and maximum of 50 URLs per month. Today we are releasing the Adaptive URL submission feature that increases the daily quota by 1000x, allowing you to submit up to 10,000 URLs per day, with no monthly quotas. The daily quota per site will be determined based on the site verified age in Bing Webmaster tool, site impressions and other signals that are available to Bing. Today the logic is as follows, and we will tweak this logic as needed based on usage and behavior we observe.
Key things to note:
- Site verified age is one of the signals but not the only signal that is used to determine the daily URL quota per site.
- Webmasters should be able to see revised limit for their site on Bing webmaster tools portal (Submit URLs option) or by using the Get URL submission quota API.
- Webmaster tools portal
Get URL submission quota API
- Webmaster tools portal
- In Bing webmaster tools portal, under “Submit URLs” option, webmaster will see maximum of 1,000 latest submitted URLs even though the permissible quota per day could be greater than 1,000
- As per existing functionality, for sub-domain level site “Submit URL” option will not be applicable. If there are sites mapped to sub-domain then quota is allocated at domain level and not at sub-domain level.
So, login to Bing Webmaster Tools or integrate Bing Webmaster APIs in your Content Management Systems now to benefit from the increase and contact us for feedback.
Feel free to contact us also if your web site requires more than 10,000 URLs submitted per day. We will adjust as needed.
Bing Webmaster Tools team
Source: Bing Blog Feed