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What's the deal with Bing?

Not that I'm complaining, but my site is WAY higher than it should be...

   
3:24 am on Jan 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Is anyone else having results like this?

Right now my two-month-old site, with NO backlinks established but good internal content and linking (not SEO'd, just logically laid out), is #1 in Bing for a term that surprised the heck out of me... related, yes, but seriously American Express or Mastercard or any number of established entities should be #1 on these terms. They are #2 and #3.

At first I thought it was maybe some kind of local thing... that those companies are nowhere near me, but my site IS near me and therefore it's showing local relevant results first? But nope, if I remote into a server in a datacenter on the other side of the country and run a search from there it's #1 there too. Crazy...

In Google, the site is half way down page 3 for the same term, about where I expected it would be given its age and competition.

I'm certainly not going to call up Bing and complain about it, but it's freakin weird.

3:29 am on Jan 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Now is the time to add the following your homepage...

Domain For Sale

:-)

6:31 pm on Jan 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

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lol
7:15 pm on Jan 29, 2010 (gmt 0)



Look at another way...

Regardless of links at longevity, how many of those people above you in Google really have a better offering under your keyword?

What makes longevity a quality factor it today's web?

Anyway... Don't complain, but instead ANALYZE. Finding anomolies un search engine results and understanding why they happen is the key to enlightenment.

7:20 pm on Jan 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Bing really does appear to rank new sites a lot quicker than Google. My take on this is that Bing pays a lot more attention to what is on the page. Not what points to itor how old it is, but what is there. IMO thats what a search engine should be doing.

Mack.

6:38 pm on Feb 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I'm curious if this is still the case and your top position has persisted. Bing has been known to give sites a glimpse at prime time in the spotlight only to drop them in a couple of weeks.
9:52 am on Feb 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I'm certainly not going to call up Bing and complain about it, but it's freakin weird.

Bing's ranking content over links, age and brand name?
Are you kidding? That's sooooo NOT Google!

Those kids at Microsoft must be totally out of control...
1:39 pm on Feb 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Testing on my site Bing seems to perform better if you are looking for a phrase. My site has a title of A B and domain of AB and comes top in Bing for a search on "A B". In G there are several, admittedly authority, sites that rank higher despite the result being "B some other text A".