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onto all pages of my site. Or at least I thought that it was on all, but now I have discovered that one particular taxonomy of pages (only about 60 pages on a 250K page site) did not have its view updated, and the robots meta was just missing.
<meta name="robots" content="noarchive">
Does Bing read "noarchive" as "noindex"?It's not supposed to, but who really knows with Bing. It ignores many standards. For the #2 SE in the Western World, it is about as stupid as it gets.
it dropped from about 150K indexed to something like 15K, then slowly continued to drop until in a few months there were only 100 or so left.Is this metric coming from Bing Webmaster Tools, of is it your personal observation?
This is serious. Bing doesn't bring in the level of traffic that Google does for most sites, but it plays a major influence in other areas that may affect site standing.
Never really occurred to me that it would be taken as a measure of its worthI've never read any authoritative statement aligning the noarchive tag with the value of a site in any way.