eferg - 9:03 pm on Dec 10, 2010 (gmt 0)
What if webmasters started adding banners that said "We recommend you switch to Bing for better search results"
Microsoft is already running plenty of commercials to that effect. Not sure webmaster recommendations would make much more difference.
I think it would make a big impact if it took off. Searchers would start questioning why all these sites are telling them to abandon Google. News media would pick up the story. Google would see the effect and feel some pain.
I guess it all depends what the collective trip point is for webmasters and whether they want to have a business model that depends on Google whims, or if they want to encourage a more level playing field.