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Bing Update?

 6:30 pm on Mar 24, 2012 (gmt 0)

Looks to me in the areas I traverse Bing has had a recent update. It practically looks like if you are not a known brand you might have taken a licking. In some areas I look at they're overrun with keyword domains which seem to be the exception to the branding. The merging of so many variations of keywords also is slowing the long tail and giving particular advantage to the “big boys”. Also too many weak e-zine type sites saying nothing. Prior to this I thought Bing was improving via a healthy mix.

I have to agree they're drawing their results from a much a smaller pool of sites than Google and recognized that a while back. You really don't gain the status Bing is seeking and do things like that. I've seen dead search engines that had reached that level years ago.



 7:59 pm on Mar 24, 2012 (gmt 0)

I'm not seeing any change in Bing for my sites. Just checked and all seems normal.

I agree, Bing gives corporate / large / well established site a major advantsge and it's irritating. Even so, my comparatively small sites still rank better in Bing compared to Google.


 11:05 am on Mar 26, 2012 (gmt 0)

I don't usually post about BING, but it seemed like they did something with their freshness. We are always publishing new content and it has helped recently, I think.


 12:50 pm on Mar 26, 2012 (gmt 0)

I see bing continually updating their spam filters, but as for it getting worse, hardly. You can email them (provide feedback) and its usually corrected ASAP.

People need to remember that bing isn't google. MS has real live people working on the project that actually respond to you.


 4:00 pm on Mar 26, 2012 (gmt 0)

I've certainly noticed a change in SERPs, and the terms I just tested look much more relevant.


 5:10 pm on Mar 26, 2012 (gmt 0)

I see only minor changes. However, the bad longtail subdomain spam continues. I have already responded to BingDude's request for more info a few weeks back (from a different thread). Titles with symbols (stars) in them as well. Overall, I see a shifting in rankings, but no changes in quality. Just a shuffle, IMO.


 9:59 pm on Mar 26, 2012 (gmt 0)

My Yahoo! traffic fell a great deal a couple of days ago but has since rebounded to 100% of what it was and now my Bing traffic has risen a nice little amount. Something changed, for sure.


 1:57 am on Mar 27, 2012 (gmt 0)

Definitely a change. Some results are looking close to Google's while others seem to have a pretty distinct difference.

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