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Bing blues

Wrong domain, no updates

   
8:31 am on Jul 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I launched a corporate website a few weeks ago, and while it shows up fine in Google, for whatever reason Bing does not seem to like it.

For once, Bing decided to list "mycompany.com" in their index, instead of "www.mycompany.com". Even if I deleted the entry from the webmaster tools and submit a new entry for "www.mycompany.com", it still reverts to the form without "www".

Second, only one single page (the front page) appears in the index. Even with submitted sitemap AND with internal linking structure, only this one page can be found.

Third, crawling frequency is extremely low. The spider only comes along every other week. The domain was dormant with a "coming soon" page for several months, but Googlebot realized prety quick that there is fresh food to be found, while the Bing spider still seems to think it's dormant.

Fourth, the new webmaster tools say my XML sitemap is faulty (can't tell the error since the webmaster tools are down again atm).

My page is about Apple products - I am starting to get paranoid that this might be the reason Bing does not like it...
9:44 pm on Jul 28, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Yes Bing is very slow in updating there search, also many sites have only 5-10% of there sites in Bing results, same with Bing Image which in my case has 45 images listed of 22.000.

Bing has such a Big chance now to compete against Google be cause the world is slowly seeing Google as a Big Brother, so Bing could Promote there service as a fear new SE, they just needs to spider the web.
10:17 pm on Jul 28, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Based on my personal experiences with submitting a few sites over the last 2 years...it's not unusual to see Bing take up to 3 months to getting a few pages indexed. But, once you're in there it's pretty good. For my own site Bing crawls more than Google & Yahoo combined but it took them quite a while to get up to speed.
7:08 am on Jul 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I have submitted a few pages manually now. Two days ago Bing had indeed indexed my (user-)sitemap as well. The next day it dropped out again, so I'm back to the frontpage being indexed.

Odd. And I agree on the chances.