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    Submitting a sitemap to both Bing and Google

    Is it okay to submit your site or sitemap to both bing and google? I tried doing this two years ago. After I submitted in the Google webmaster tool, our traffic significantly improved in 2 weeks or so. And then I submitted to Bing/yahoo, our traffic started to significantly drop. Because of that, I took our bing account down. Although, I did not really gave it some time before dropping the bing account. The slip in traffic was just terrible. What do you guys think? Did you have the same experience? What can you advice?
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    Hm... It might be a big leap to associate a drop in traffic with submitting a sitemap to Bing. I would think that the opposite, if anything at all, might happen.

    What else was going on with your site at the same time (or 6 months prior to the time) that you submitted to Bing? Perhaps there was another cause.

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    Yea a sitemap isn't going to do that, check here and see if you can match an algo change that corresponds with your traffic drop.
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    I dont think sitemap is a issue here, There may be several other reason.

    Recently there was a panda update, Maybe on that update your site was removed from important keyword.
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    Submit the sitemaps to Both Bing and Google doesn't matter your traffic dropping. I think It belongs to bot of SEs.
    I submitted my site to both them and there is not matter.
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    I'd just submit to google but make sure my sitemap URL is in robots.txt for Bing.
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