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Best way to correct Bing listing?
gstewart




msg:4051975
 10:34 am on Dec 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

Bing lists a site of mine with a no-www url, which results in: "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage"

I'd be grateful for advice on how to correct the prob.

 

Receptional




msg:4052007
 12:28 pm on Dec 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

301 the non www to the www IMHO.

This will fix the issue on Bing for users, but Bing must have found this URL somehow, so presumably there is a link somewhere to the non www and the link is powerful enough to get bing confused, so another reason for the 301.

gstewart




msg:4052510
 9:22 am on Jan 1, 2010 (gmt 0)

Thanks for that, Receptional. I'll do the 301. What's odd is that 3 (out of 10) of the entries on the same results page suffer the same fate. I'm pretty certain that there are no incorrectly written links on my site or in my sitemap that could be misleading Bing. Curious.

phranque




msg:4053174
 9:52 am on Jan 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

you should always provide a 301 redirect to the canonical domain.

you should also consider a few other possible problems:
- make sure the indexed non-canonical url doesn't also have additional misspelling, missing or wrong punctuation, etc that could be causing the "not found" error.

- check that your custom "not found" page is returning a HTTP 404 response rather than a 200 OK.

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