Bing has announced a brand new user agent, exclusively for use in crawling on web pages. This new users agent is going to be updated continuously, so as a consequence the new agent user strings are also going to be able to maneuver to mirror the most recent rendering engine in use. Probably the most basic aspect here for SEO is that if the searching engine will be able to index any web page. The brand new Bingbot will obviously streamline this particular aspect of search engine technology, since it will be based on Google’s own Chrome browser. This should mean, in general, that if site already works with Chrome without a hitch it will be able to also work for both the brand new Bingbots and Google. Good news all around.
These crawlers are for the Evergreen Bingbot that were announced last October.
At this time Microsoft Bing is employing the same agent users for their crawling, but plans are in the works to switch their rendering engine for Microsoft Edge for most of their sites. This change will mean newer user agents will be incorporated into the process during the first several months of 2020.
Migration will be scaled to cover all existing sites, according to a Bing news release.