Bing sitemaps are pending forever
Recently I realized that Bing also has started to offer Sitemap functionality to let webmasters easily give a heads up to the search engine. Apparently Yahoo also has started to redirect webmasters to Bing Webmaster Tools after the transition to use Bing services. I got excited and submitted the whole list of my sitemaps via Bing Webmaster Tools, but.. After a week the statuses of all files were still “Pending”. Thinking that it should not take that long and googling around a while, this forum page says it all. There is a problem with Bing sitemap functionality and there is still no ETA for a fix. Come on Microsoft guys, it should not be that hard to overcome such a problem. Put the files in a queue, download’em, parse’em and use that valuable data. Is it that hard to implement a fix in the next release? Does anybody know what is the average release cycle duration at Microsoft?