Wilburforce - 4:07 pm on Apr 28, 2013 (gmt 0)
Bing, having seen this, created an alternative model: they index slowly
I don't know about indexing new content, but from here it looks Bing is much quicker when it comes to updating existing content (which a smaller index would obviously help).
A lot of the hundreds of backlinks that could well be causing me a problem are on pages that Google hasn't crawled on over six months.
I have no idea how to deal with the problem itself: I can't do much about sites in the Ukraine and Indonesia directly (correspondence or legal threats are disregarded, and the cost of international legal action would bankrupt me much faster than simply not doing any business). Google are happy enough to hand out 600-place SERPS demotions on the basis of nothing-much-at-all, which is also exactly how much they are prepared to do about it when they get it wrong.
Bing, alas, still isn't showing any real challenge to Google in my own server logs, but the current results suggest to me that the legitimate white-hat sites that have escaped Google demotion are now in the minority. The whole of last year's page 1 for my own Key Term has gone (and most of page 2 as well). Bing's look like Google's used to look.