In case you didnt know Microsoft Bing is a search engine, it also have a similiar toolkit as google does for webmasters to manage and analyze their sites. Most operations are also available over API for automation. In this post I explore how to detect if a page is submitted to the index or not.
I'll need to check if a page is submitted to the index or not. It doesn't matter if it was submitted manually, by normal crawling, by sitemap or by API.
If you never integrated with the Bing Webmaster API start at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh969349.
There isn't really any obvious method to use in the IWebmasterApi class and the result are sometimes confusing. The only method that makes sense is the GetUrlInfo method which will return index details for single page.
UrlInfo GetUrlInfo( string siteUrl, // the domain url to the site string url // the url to the page including the domain url )
I did set up a small test to figure out what was going on.
var bingApi = new WebmasterApiClient(); var siteUrl = "http://www.herlitz.nu/"; // This should be ok var info = bingApi.GetUrlInfo( siteUrl, string.Concat(siteUrl, "2015/03/12/2tb-sata-hdd-in-sas-bay") ); // This should fail var infoFail = bingApi.GetUrlInfo( siteUrl, string.Concat(siteUrl, "IDontExist") );
Check the field HttpStatus.