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Starting today, we’re rolling out a brand new way to make it faster or more simple to explore imagery on Bing. Now when you click an image, we don't waste your time loading a new page or force you todig through a bunch of clutter. The new design loads quickly placing the image center stage.
New, Faster, Improved Image Search On Bing [bing.com]
We even introduced full-screen mode: just click “View larger” to give it a try.
Preview Sites Before Clicking Through
We’re always striving for a clean, simple experience. But under the hood, Bing has all the power tools you need to find the right result.
For example, you might find a picture you like and wonder where it came from. With our new Page Snapshot technology, we give you a convenient preview. This lets you see if the webpage is helpful and make sure you trust it before you visit.
Bing operates three crawlers today:
Bingbot is our standard crawler and handles most of our crawling needs each day. Adidxbot is our Bing Ads crawler and is responsible for crawling ads and following through to websites from those ads for quality control. MSNbot was the name our old crawler before Bingbot arrived on the scene. Msnbot still handles some multimedia and feeds crawling duties, but will retire soon. Bingbot will take over all Msnbot duties at that time. Finally, BingPreview is used to generate page snapshots.
if you do a example.com search in Yahoo Images it brings up
You are talking nonsense. Their image search brings in tons of traffic.
I bet a lot of webmasters who use the whitelist approach to robots.txt didn't know about or consider BingPreview
disallowing files or directories in robots.txt only prevents crawl, not indexation. If you want our system to organically remove these images, you should allow crawl and disallow indexation using a NOINDEX X-Robots-Tag HTTP header.Several ways of accomplishing this. Since my server is Apache and my images are in several specific directories, I add this to the htaccess in each of those directories:
Header append X-Robots-Tag: noindex