Bing Will Fully Switch To The New BingBot User Agent In Early January

Dec 22, 2022 - 7:21 am 0 by
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Since April, Bing has been slowly testing a new BingBot user agent, slowly rolling it out to more percentages of crawls over the year. Fabrice Canel from Microsoft said while the new BingBot is still only doing 50% of all crawls, it will move to 100% of all crawls in early January.

Fabrice wrote on Twitter that the new BingBot is "still 50%" of all crawls. "We wanted to be extra-safe over the holidays and will go to 100% early January," he added.

Note, initially Bing said it would be rolled out by Fall 2022.

Here are those tweets:

Here has been the rollout so far:

  • April 2022: Less than 5% of crawls
  • July 2022: 5% of all crawls
  • September 2022: 20% of all crawls
  • October 2022: 50% of all crawls

So are you ready for the new BingBot 100% of the time?

Forum discussion at Twitter.

 

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