Leosghost - 10:57 pm on May 8, 2013 (gmt 0)
If you don't get traffic from Bing's search or Google search you're pretty much toast.
Outside of the USA..no-one gives a flying F about Bing traffic as G have over 90% market share..and MS don't have an adsense equivalent outside of the USA ( and never did ..Y only have a "grandfathered version of the old Overture Feeds which reverted to MS feed ads..and are run ..on the commercial side..( not the tech side ) ..by "kiduldt" clowns.. at Y )..so why would any webmaster promote Y ?..
I do very very very well on Bing and Bing Via Y search..as regards SERPs positions..#1 to #3 for everything..
But I could block their bots tomorrow..and I wouldn't notice a traffic drop of more than 3% from USA based referrals and not more than 1% from "rest of world"..
And as regards "engagement with the webmaster community"..remember ..Google was sent viral by our recommendations..
When G began? Matt and other G reps were posting and engaging here daily..
MS and Y..the MS rep posts to say "going on vacation"..but posts so infrequently that we'd never notice..
And the Y reps appear to have been fired or to have developed an allergy to WebmasterWorld..or the reps from both companies don't give a #*$! about WebmasterWorld..
Which is kind of stupid because even Pinterest send in their PR dept to sign up here and spread FUD and shill..
G no longer need to bother..doing other than reading here from time to time ..