thirteen - 9:22 pm on Jul 9, 2011 (gmt 0)
I'm going to say why. I can't with good conscious continue supporting something that has spanked me and my fellow webmasters. Harsh? Perhaps. I perhaps have spent more time reading Panda impact statements. I just don't like the result post Panda and I'm sick of seeing the same pattern of sites on the Google searches. It's getting really predictable!
I agree with you there. For my sites that got hit by Panda, I increased my usage of Bing and Yahoo search engine when working on those sites. I went one step further than you in response to Panda. For Pandarized sites, I removed Google Analytics, Adsense, and Google custom search. No sense giving them unfettered access to traffic information if they are not in my camp.
To stay on the SEO theme, I would suggest if you worked at SEO in Google, you need not change your game when going after Bing. I personally see (or should I say saw) results in Google that are mostly duplicated in Bing. If Google likes it, I would suggest Bing will like it. That may be pre Panda thinking, but I assuming that you aren't ripping your site to shreds in hopes of figuring out Panda and in the meanwhile completely undoing your Bing rankings. Most should hope for increased importance of Bing SEO.
I agree in general but not in details. There are significant difference in SEO implementation on migrating from Google to Bing. For example, I am in the process of rewriting Titles and Description meta tags. The character length on Bing/Yahoo SERP results are shorter than Google. The same thing goes for the URL. I will have to shorten it for new future pages.
I also have to spend more time telling Bing/Yahoo what is most important on the page. Google has an advantage in that area because I had Google Analytics, Adsense, and Google custom search properties on the pages which Google uses to see upstream and downstream traffic, where the visitors are clicking on the site, what they are interested in, etc. They have more information to work with to understand what the page is about and what the users are looking for, how long they stay on the page, etc. It was less work telling Google SE what to rank for on the page because they had more signals available to them.