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  • Question

  • This seems to be a known error.  I get this error for all sites hosted on the same machine. 

    I've looked at the server logs when trying to add a site and there is no entry for any bot or anything from Microsoft.  I know this is a webmaster forum, but I feel this is related.  No one can send email from hotmail to any of my sites.  I host my own email server in the same IP range.  

    With the email issue and the web issue together it looks as though my IP range is either blacklisted or is somehow unreachable from within Microsoft.

    I've used my hotmail account and contacted the Live Search support team on March 2nd and I've not recieved any help from them at all.  At this point I'm not sure what to do.  Everything is working on my end, all other search engines crawl my sites and can email with no problem at all.

    Who else is there to contact regarding this?
    Friday, March 21, 2008 9:14 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    Are you still having issues with this? If so, please let me know. Also, have you tried adding vbgamer.com (without www?)

     

    Brett

     

    Thursday, May 29, 2008 5:58 PM
  • Hi,

     

    are you still experiencing issues? If so, have you tried adding the site without the www?

     

    Thursday, May 29, 2008 6:12 PM

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  • Hi,

     

    Could you share an URL and I will take a look.

     

    Thanks,

     

    Brett

     

    Tuesday, April 1, 2008 5:53 PM

  • Hi Brett,

    As an example URL, http://www.vbgamer.com/
    Wednesday, April 2, 2008 3:34 AM
  • Hi Possum,

     

    If this is a site you are having issues with, I can verify that it is not blocked in any way and is indexed: http://search.live.com/results.aspx?q=site%3Avbgamer.com&src=IE-SearchBox 

     

    Brett

    Wednesday, April 2, 2008 4:59 PM
  • When I try and submit a site as http://zerocarbonista.com - I am also getting an error returned: The web address isn't valid.

    I have tried adding www, removing the http:// and so on - always fails regardless... works fine with yahoo and google...



    Thursday, April 3, 2008 11:05 AM
  • Just stepping in to answer my own question - and that of anyone else who stumbles on this thread first before doing an extensive search of these here forums...

    It is the wordpress anti-spam plugin called bad-behaviour that prevents the webmaster tool at live.com from registering my site... plus MS are reluctant to give out/restrict IP addresses of their bots so - this issue will continue...

    A quick fix to adding the site is to disable Bad Behaviour on your site temporarily or adding the IP address range for Microsoft (you can get the IP of the live.com bot that is being blocked by bb in your mysql tables - then search for the netblock - there may be spammers already spoofing MS IP addresses so beware)... who knows if the Webmaster tools will continue to function properly after you turn it back on though..
    Monday, April 7, 2008 1:04 PM
  • Brett, try this
    http://webmaster.live.com/webmaster/WebmasterAddSitesPage.aspx

    I can not add www.vbgamer.com with that tool.  I get the error "The web address isn't valid."

    Also, I don't use wordpress.
    Wednesday, April 9, 2008 10:29 PM
  • Hi,

     

    Are you still having issues with this? If so, please let me know. Also, have you tried adding vbgamer.com (without www?)

     

    Brett

     

    Thursday, May 29, 2008 5:58 PM
  • Hi,

     

    are you still experiencing issues? If so, have you tried adding the site without the www?

     

    Thursday, May 29, 2008 6:12 PM
  • of course I've tried withou the "www." prefix.

    Why don't you try the tool?  See if you can add  www.vbgamer.com ?  I think it would help if you tried so you would see the error message.
    Thursday, June 5, 2008 5:33 PM
  • hi brett,

    i have the same problem. could you please look for http://spirituelle-hilfe.com

    thanks,
    thomas
    Thursday, August 7, 2008 12:08 PM