BingPreview

Last updated 10 hours ago.

What is BingPreview?

About

BingPreview is a developer helper operated by Microsoft. It's not currently known to be artificially intelligent or AI-related. If you think that's incorrect or can provide more detail about its purpose, please contact us.

Detail

Operator Microsoft
Documentation http://bing.com/bingbot.htm

Type

Developer Helper
Used by developers to test website functionality

Expected Behavior

Developer helpers generally visit websites on direct behalf of a user who is evaluating some feature or attribute. Visits can be one-off or part of a larger crawl.

Insights

Activity on Your Website

Half of your website's traffic probably comes from artificial agents, and they're becoming more intelligent every day.

Set Up Agent Analytics

Other Websites

1%
of top websites are currently blocking BingPreview in some way
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Access Control

Should I Block BingPreview?

Probably not. Developer helpers are normally used to optimize or find problems with your website.

Using Robots.txt

User Agent Token Description
BingPreview Should match instances of BingPreview

You can block BingPreview or limit its access by setting user agent token rules in your website's robots.txt.

# robots.txt
# This should block BingPreview

User-agent: BingPreview
Disallow: /

Instead of doing this manually, you can generate a robots.txt that stays up to date with the agent list automatically.

Set Up Your Robots.txt