Bing preview crawls my site several times a day, how do I get them to stop?

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I get excited when it looks like my site has had several visitors in one day. When I open it up, I find that it is mostly bing preview crawlers. And I am getting very aggervated.
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The more spiders the better the way I see it. Why are you aggravated?
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because it throws off my true visits. I got on yesterday, it said I had 7 new visitors, when in fact I had 1, the other 6 were crawls throughout the day. I don't mind the crawls maybe 1 or 2 times a day, but numerous times a day, everyday... gets frustrating, because I would really like to know when I am getting real visits from clients.
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Unfortunately, you can't do anything about it, except tell bing not to index your site, which is not a good idea. I believe that a different stats program like Google Analytics would allow you to filter out this traffic, but the built in stats don't really allow it.
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I have noticed the bots/spiders are crawling my sites more and more. Always after I make changes. This is a good thing. The "Googlebots" more so than any. This is a very good thing. If you are only getting one hit per day that is legit, I would suggest you ask for more crawls?

There is a way to do this (ask Google to crawl your site/s) maybe Drew can help you?

"Bingbots"? Meh...."Googlebots"? WOO HOO!

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Google Webmaster tools allows you to request that Google bots crawl your site. I believe Bing also has one.
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Indeed Drew, Kassie needs to welcome the bots so her site gets a bunch of real hits, thanks.
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How about this! My client tells me that his website does not appear on the internet, He has been searching Google with out success. After searching other search engines I find his website listing on all other popular search engines and not found on Google. Is google being selective? Is this discrimination by Google against my client? What can be done about this situation?  
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What is the URL to this site that does not show up on Google?
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Curious. Does the client have a Google Webmaster account? That will often show if there are issues with the site.
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Les6064, We would need to know the domain so we can look. Also the search terms you are trying on Google. It may not be that it isn't found, it might just be a ranking issue. Some folks use very general terms to search for their site and don't realize that there are a few hundred thousand results, or more. Even if you look through 10 pages, that is still only 100 results on Google. In Google, you can put in the search box, site:domain name. Google will return the pages that are indexed.
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Hi everyone, thank you for your comments, I have been gone the past few days. So, If I understand everyones feed back, its good that bing is crawling it so much... and yes, I have been making quite a few updates for my site--- hence the many crawls I am experiencing? I dont know that I am on google or if I am indext--- my site is http://www.cypressministries.com or http://www.cypressministries.homestead.com  
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Once upon a time, I had quite a bit of traffic from a woman's group I led, but I took a sabbatical and stepped down from leadership so I could finish school. I had submitted my site to several search engines, but still no real results.
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If you set up a Google Webmaster account you can track what Google is doing and get ideas for improvement.
https://www.google.com/webmasters
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Hi Kassie, I did a google search by your name (Cypress Ministries) and your site came up number five......however it was the .homestead version. This is not good! Maybe Susan can help? It has been so long since I started a new site that I cant remember why the ,homestead version would still work?



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Either Kassie has not purchased the domain name or Drew will need to tweak something.
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The domain is shown in our system as a pointed domain, but the pointing never completed. It appears you forwarded it to the .homestead.com URL. Sometimes changing these things can cause a drop in ranking initially before recovering, so if you have good traffic, you may not want to change. If you don't like the traffic, then it would help some to at least forward with masking so the domain shows up in the address bar. Ideally, you would complete the pointing by DNS.

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