Bing, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo Removed My Site

If you’re the owner of a website, you probably know how important it is to be indexed by search engines.

Search engine indexing helps your website appear in search results, which can drive traffic to your site and increase your visibility.

However, if your website is not being indexed correctly, it can have a significant impact on your website’s visibility and traffic.

My actions

I will note down my actions here. Step by step. Until it is fixed. This is so anyone can follow the same steps and get positive results.

22-04-2023Sent a Tweet to Microsoft TeamsNo reaction
22-04-2023Created a post on DuckDuckGo RedditNo result
22-04-2023Created this post on Cyberwarzone
23-04-2023Created support ticket on Microsoft community pageReaction, but no valid answer.
23-04-2023Created Bing Webmaster Support ticket
– Selected ‘’
– Selected ‘indexing issue’
– Followed the steps in the form
23-04-2023Sent a private message to the DuckDuckGo team on TwitterTBD
24-04-2023Sent email to the Bing Webmaster Tools Support Team via
bwtsupport [at]
24-04-2023Identified Weird Changes in the Bing URL submission function
24-04-2023Pinged the MSFT Bing team on Twitter TBD
24-04-2023Disabled the IndexNow BETA module in CloudFlareNo random URLs being submitted to Indexing Systems
Issue still open
Steps I took to get the website re-indexed in Bing, Yahoo and DuckDuckgo


Sudden drop by Bing (and Yahoo, DDG)
Sudden drop by Bing (and Yahoo, DuckDuckGo)

This is the issue that I’ve been facing with my website, Despite being around for over 13 years, my website is not being indexed properly by search engines like DuckDuckGo, Bing, and Yahoo.

Bing not indexing
Bing not indexing

This means that when people search for content related to my website, they are unlikely to find it in the search results of these search engines.

Cyberwarzone not indexing in Yahoo
Cyberwarzone not indexing in Yahoo

The only search engine that is currently indexing Cyberwarzone correctly is Google. While this is good news, it’s not enough.

No index in DuckDuckGo
No index in DuckDuckGo

Many people rely on search engines other than Google to find information, and if my website is not being indexed properly by these search engines, it’s likely that I’m missing out on potential traffic and visibility.

Bing unable to index Cyberwarzone (23-10-2022 to 22-04-2023)
Bing unable to index Cyberwarzone (23-10-2022 to 22-04-2023)

It is not SEO

I want to make it clear that the issue is facing with search engine indexing is not an SEO issue.

Search engine optimization (SEO) involves optimizing your website’s content and structure to improve its visibility and ranking in search engine results pages.

While SEO can play a role in search engine indexing, it’s not the sole factor at play.

Google indexing correctly.
Google indexing correctly.

In this case, the issue appears to be with search engines like DuckDuckGo, Bing, and Yahoo not properly indexing, despite the website being optimized for SEO.

It’s possible that there may be technical or other reasons why the website is not being indexed by these search engines.

Tools in place

ToolConfigured correctly
Google WebmasterYes
Bing WebmasterYes
Cloudflare IndexNowYes
Blacklist testNo blacklist hits
Virustotal checkNo malware hits
Checklist I used to find issues

DuckDuckGo Reddit

The users on the DuckDuckGo (DDG) reddit also explained that they are unable to view the domain in the DuckDuckGo search results.

Weird changes

Found on: 24-04-2023

While I was navigating the Bing webmaster console, I noticed that the amount of URLs which I can submit changed from 10K to only 10 URLs on a daily basis.

The previous amount

Previous limit of 10K urls which I could submit via Bing webmaster console.
Previous limit of 10K urls which I could submit via Bing webmaster console.

New amount

The new (sudden) Bing limit.
The new (sudden) Bing limit.

Disabled IndexNow in CloudFlare

I have disabled the Crawler hints (IndexNow) BETA function in Cloudflare after reading this post.

I noticed the Bing webmaster dashboard showed URLs which should not be queried (as also made clear in the Robots.txt).

Disabled IndexNow in CloudFlare
Disabled IndexNow in CloudFlare

How to do this

  • Navigate to:
  • Click on Caching
  • Click on Configurations
  • Search for “Crawler Hints” and disable (or enable)


This is a common issue faced by many website owners, where their websites suddenly stop being indexed by certain search engines, despite being around for years and being optimized for SEO.

It’s worth noting that even high-ranking websites have been known to suddenly disappear from search engine results pages due to various reasons.

Some examples of other sites having the same issue:

Your assistance

If you have any tips or feedback on how to solve the issue of search engine indexing faced by, we’d love to hear from you. As a website owner, it’s always helpful to receive feedback and suggestions from others in the industry.

If you’ve faced a similar issue with your own website or have experience with search engine indexing, we encourage you to leave a comment below and share your thoughts. Your insights and advice could be invaluable in helping us find a solution to this problem.

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