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philwinter
post Jan 5 2012, 04:19 PM
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Hello, I hope this topic is not too far afield. A while back, I created a web site for a client which has an embedded slide show on the home page. This slide show resides in a folder separate from the normal page HTML. My client called me this morning to report that when he does a search for his site in Bing, it displays the slide show but without the surrounding home page. In other words, Bing has indexed the slide show page instead of the home page.

To (hopefully) fix this problem, I (1) removed anything that could be used as a keyword from the slide show itself, (2) I changed directories for slide show, and (3) I renamed the old slide show directory so that Bing would not find it any more. So far, that has worked, but now I get a page not found if I do a Bing search - but I expected that. My questions are (1) is there a way to force Bing to index the index.html page? Secondly, is there any way to get rid of the search results that produce the page not found error. Or, do I simply have to wait until Bing re indexes the site and hope for the best? BTW, Google has not had this problem.

Thanks for any help.

Phil
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