X, well, Twitter.com, is now blocking Bing Search, namely Bingbot, from crawling and accessing content posted on Twitter.com, on the X platform. Twitter namely added to its robots.txt file a directive to disallow Bingbot from crawling the content on its platform.
Right here is a screenshot of its robots.txt file:
This was as soon as spotted first, I gain, by Mike Ginley who posted this on X, “Twitter blocking Bing is an exciting stir…” Glenn Gabe dug into the timeline, noticing this was as soon as a fairly most novel change by Bing:
As of July 1, Bing was as soon as now not being blocked from crawling. By September 1, ALL bots now not included namely in the file were being blocked. And as of Oct 17, Bing was as soon as namely being blocked. A assortment question finds some very uncommon things for Twitter in Bing, for glaring reasons. https://t.co/hWjKgxM9q7
— Glenn Gabe (@glenngabe) October 18, 2023
Of route, a place show on Bing entirely displays 180,000 Twitter URLs showing up:
But with Google, a place show displays 422 million URLs.
I instruct Twitter / X would not desire web page traffic from Bing Search? I mean, in the event that they desire more efficient indexing, appropriate exercise IndexNow?
Discussion board dialogue at X.