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Bing webmaster forums spammed to death

 4:52 am on Mar 13, 2012 (gmt 0)

I don't know why Bing allows tons of spam in their webmaster forums. It is really really annoying. All this spam makes the forums completely useless. A few days ago I asked a question about an algo update and it got buried in spam posts.

They allow signatures and people spam like mad with comments like "nice post + signature". They even allow to embed videos.

Have a look into this Bing indexing/ranking discussion:



I could go on with thousands of spam posts ...

My suggestion: remove signatures, disallow outbound links + disallow code embedding OR delete the spam manually

I hope Bill G. won't visit Bing Webmaster Forums, he will get a heart attack ;) But if he loves movies from India he can watch some nice movies there ;) Enjoy!



 11:21 am on Mar 13, 2012 (gmt 0)

Yea, I can barely find anything useful in those forums. Such a shame.


 5:02 pm on Mar 13, 2012 (gmt 0)

It's a bit sad to see that as it's the only way many can communicate with Bing.

Or we could discuss it here. ;)


 5:14 pm on Mar 13, 2012 (gmt 0)

Where is Bingdude when you need him?


 5:00 pm on Mar 27, 2012 (gmt 0)

...busy formulating a plan to deal with the spam - that's where I am...and traveling to 5 events in March around the US, and trying to actually get new tools built too... :)

All blah, blah aside, we are workign on ways to manage the spam besides me sitting here nuking crap every morning. Fun as THAT is, it's not the best use of my time.

@engine - are you forgetting that anyone, any time, can access a direct submit email form to send us a message? A message that actual people see and can respond to if it's a legit issue?


...and as a final idea, folks can participate in conversations on the Bing Webmaster Blog as well, though, admittedly, that's relaly only useful in context of the blog post topic.

Either way, there are more ways than the forum to communicate with us.


 5:08 pm on Mar 27, 2012 (gmt 0)

are you forgetting that anyone, any time, can access a direct submit email form to send us a message?

Thanks for responding, we all apreciate your time for the feedback. I hadn't forgotten about that, and it's a great way for specific enquiries to be handled.

The only issue I have is that others cannot benefit from the discussion as its not online. Forums are a great way for everyone to learn. [webmasterworld.com]


 5:12 pm on Mar 27, 2012 (gmt 0)

Ah, I see you've zero'd in on the one flaw in my logic! ;)

...and to your point, I completely agree that forums have a longer-term value by providing a resource others can access.

I'll be sure to keep thi sin the forefront of my mind when I decide how to manage the spam issue. ;) Never hurts to be reminded.


 2:05 pm on Mar 28, 2012 (gmt 0)

Only too pleased to help, here at WebmasterWorld.

Thanks again for being here.


 10:52 pm on Apr 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

Why doesn't bing appoint a few volunteers to remove the spam? Not hard to do. The links I think can be useful. I like to see the sites people are asking questions about before I help answer. But geez get rid of the pure spammers.

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