New bot for Bing Search Crawler

bing-search-bot-msn-live

Bing now has a new crawler. The new Bing crawler user agent string listed as:

msnbot/2.0b (+http://search.msn.com/msnbot.htm).

Note that the bot’s name for Bing didn’t change. You’ll also see the previous version of the bot as well:

msnbot/1.1 (+http://search.msn.com/msnbot.htm)

— which is still in use, as of today, as Bing’s primary user agent.

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WordPress plugin – SEO Friendly Images

SEO Friendly Images. (test)

SEO Friendly Images is a WordPress optimization plugin which automatically updates all images with proper ALT and TITLE attributes. If your images do not have ALT and TITLE already set, SEO Friendly Images will add them according the options you set. Additionally this makes the post W3C/xHTML valid as well.

ALT attribute is important part of search engine optimization. It describes your image to search engine and when a user searches for a certain image this is a key determining factor for a match.

TITLE attribute play lesser role but is important for visitors as this text will automatically appear in the tooltip when mouse is over the image.

Demo: Hold the mouse over the image above.

Download: SEO Friendly Images v1.1 (ZIP, Mar 6th 2008)

Project Page: http://www.prelovac.com/vladimir/wordpress-plugins/seo-image

To SEO or not to SEO forum URL

ssslippy from phbforum said:

Actually google has a seperate search engine algorythim(sp?) for forums. In all honesty you dont need SEO url’s anymore. All the major search engines can handle forum url’s now. The best thing you can do is make sure you put your content before your menu’s via divs. Put the proper <h1><h2> tags in the right places.
I am not going to go through everything for SEO but you should google it up and see whats out there for how to make a page properlly seo friendly.
I enjoy the pretty url’s on my forums cause they are pretty and that is the only reason i use them

I like what this guy is saying and I approve but what about forums.digitalpoint.com and webmaster-talk.com

They are both big forums, the first DP don’t use a SEO for url’s and the second does. Are you the same idea that the friendly url is not any more necessary for the search spiders??!

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