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How long does it take Bing to download sitemap?
I've submitted it and waiting days now for download

 1:44 pm on Jul 20, 2011 (gmt 0)


I submitted a sitemap to Bing using the sitemap.xml file - it has been a few days now in pending.

How long does it usually take Bing to download it? And if not longer than 24 hours, what might be causing its delay?

Thank you!



 6:13 pm on Jul 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

I usually see it go within 24 hours.

Try resubmitting it or doing a sitemap ping.


 6:48 pm on Jul 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

I had a sitemap up for about a week, still pending. So I deleted it and resubmitted it. Still pending, 10 days later.

Google have no problem with it.

Seems Bing have a problem. Search on the internet and you'll see quite a few people cannot get past the pending stage.


 6:54 pm on Jul 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

Found you can ping a sitemap using: www.bing.com/webmaster/ping.aspx?siteMap=<url>


 4:28 pm on Jul 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

The pending message should be sorted out within the coming few weeks gang.


 1:58 pm on Jul 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

@ bingdude

Thank you for seeing and responding to this thread. And that is great news!


 6:07 pm on Sep 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

It's early September now, any news on that pending message?


 5:49 pm on Sep 19, 2011 (gmt 0)

Mt site has been sitting in pending mode for weeks. In 2 months I have a total of 2 pages indexed. You guys want to fix something fix this. One of my older sites more than a year old has less than half the pages indexed. At the this rate by 2014 all of my pages should show up.


 11:09 am on Sep 21, 2011 (gmt 0)

Yandex is even worse... Its been like 7 months ago I uploaded my sitemaps and they still haven't loaded them...

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