Love2Blog - 9:08 am on Jan 3, 2012 (gmt 0)
Starting on 11/24 I noticed my impressions dropped from 3600-4600 to 600 and this has continued since Thanksgiving. Upon investigating I noticed that hundreds of my sites have been de-indexed from Bing and thus Yahoo. These are sites that are fine in Google and they cross various topics from travel to job hunting to car buying etc. I submitted a reinclusion request and the response I got from Bing was that they verified the website was not in the index but that it was not blocked or banned. They suggested I update the website. Anyone else notice a mass removal of websites from Bing and Yahoo? Odd they would acknowledge that the website is not in the index and that is is not banned but would not explain or acknowledge the removal from the index.
Yes it happened to me too, old good sites that ranked for some time nowhere to be found.
New sites that get indexed, rank around page 2 or page 1 for a couple of weeks and then suddenly gone from index.
Have you tried updating? I don't see it helping, I update all the time and I haven't seen anything return, I think they're full of it and lying to you or they tweaked their algo wrong and it's just killing a lot of sites by mistake.
You might want to read this post from Search Engine Land where it's confirmed they are removing whatever they deem "thin low value", and they claim this has been on going, but Search Engine Land proves otherwise, seems reactionary to Panda.
They constantly remove URLs which don't meet their quality standards. The index is just a small fraction of Goog index but it's better because they don't keep all the junk.
I will have to disagree, the only thing in Bing is brands and lame article sites now, mostly about 5 pages of results for any keyword you run and nothing but the same over and over.
I find very little "quality" in Bing these days.
Not everything they remove is junk or low quality, several of my sites were not junk and how about the removal of the original creators of Cyber Monday and their deals site this shopping season, one of the biggest holiday shopping sites of all time, only to replace it with their own copycat deals site, you can read the story in the link I gave above.