Bing Rolls Out New Control Measures: Empowering Webmasters to Dictate AI Content Usage

Bing Rolls Out New Control Measures: Empowering Webmasters to Dictate AI Content Usage

Bing Rolls Out New Control Measures: Empowering Webmasters to Dictate AI Content Usage

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Supporting Publishers in an AI-Driven Age

In this rapidly evolving digital landscape, Bing aims to support publishers while concurrently framing the future norms for AI. This strategic introduction of control measures is believed to help prepare the market for a time when AI models will be commonplace.

The ‘Control Actions’ Under The New Framework

Users willing to remain part of Bing Chat need not take any action. Their NOCACHE and NOARCHIVE tag-less content will lend itself towards more informative Bing Chat responses. This inherently increases their ranking and utilizes their site content to train Bing’s generative AI models.

However, in circumstances where the webmasters prefer a more restrictive usage of their site content, Bing offers two options: The NOCACHE and the NOARCHIVE tags. Content tagged with a NOCACHE will only get featured as URL, snippet, or title in Bing Chat responses. It could possibly be used for training Microsoft’s generative AI models.

On the contrary, content tagged with a NOARCHIVE won’t find an inclusion in Bing Chat’s responses and won’t be utilized for training Microsoft’s generative AI models. Bing treats content with both NOCACHE and NOARCHIVE tags as NOCACHE.

Rankings and Paywall Articles

Regardless of the addition of these tags, Bing will continue to feature NOCACHE or NOARCHIVE tagged contents in its search results. As a result, SEO professionals can maintain their visibility on the Bing platform.

Furthermore, Bing suggests adding the NOCACHE value to the NOARCHIVE value for Bing Chat users. This allows access to gated or paywall content, ensuring the creation of a dynamic and more inclusive AI model.

Guided Implementation

Bing offers more insights on how these control measures can be implemented within its meta tags help documentation. This provides intricate details for those interested in utilizing these controls in the most beneficial manner.

A Fast-Tracked Solution

While Google entertains the challenge of working with the broader AI community to develop an alternative to the robots.txt protocol for AI models, Bing’s recent move provides an immediate solution to the growing demand for content control in an AI-driven world.

Take Action Today

The new age of advanced technology and artificial intelligence promises exciting developments and Bing has already taken the lead on it. Webmasters, site owners, and SEO professionals interested in regulating how Bing Chat and other Microsoft AI models use their content are encouraged to explore Bing’s meta tags help documentation. A definitive guide to understanding and implementing these important new controls awaits you there.

As we accommodate AI into our digital strategies, mastering these control measures will ensure you stay in the driver’s seat of your content. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to responsibly shape the digital future.

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