Bing Webmaster Tools will now be showing integrated data from Yahoo within certain areas and reports. Given the combined effort the Search Alliance represents, it makes sense to showcase relevant data from both engines within a webmaster account. Most areas and data within the accounts will not be affected. The short list of areas you will notice changes in are as follows:
On the Traffic Tab: Traffic summary report and Page Traffic reports will be impacted as follows:
Impressions – will go up based on combined data numbers
Clicks – will go up based on combined data numbers
Click Through Rates (CTR) as appropriate from above (change only due to the mathematics involved in the first two items) Impressions data will rise because we will now be showing you combined impressions for your listings across both search engines. For each query term in the list within the report, your impressions represent the combined number of times your result showed, based on queries initiated by searchers at both Bing and Yahoo. Clicks data will follow the same pattern. CTR data is a factor of the first two items, and will rise or fall based on searcher click activity at each search engine.
8:38 pm on Aug 18, 2011 (gmt 0)
Yahoo used to be a search engine, now it's just another Lycos/Hotbot. After Microsoft took over traffic on my site from Yahoo dropped dramatically; Microsoft employees like to insult people who criticize their bad decisions (like destroying Windows Vista/7) and so they intentionally tamper with search engine results. I used to get decent traffic from [insert name of Microsoft search engine]. Between Google and Bing combined Bing reports 0.0571% of the combined total impressions (and that's up and just forget about actual clicks); with reports of Bing's market share are more along the lines of 3-10% subjective to the source combined with the fact that my pages are exceptionally lean code/content wise and are well structured it's clear that Microsoft employees will manipulate results for individual sites. If they're willing to sink sites when they're that far behind in the search engine market just imagine what they would do with a more sizable share?
11:20 pm on Aug 18, 2011 (gmt 0)
I get a lot of traffic from Yahoo and Microsoft, (that is if you count bot hits as traffic).
12:22 am on Aug 19, 2011 (gmt 0)
Each and every single day, Bingbot crawls every web page on my server including dozens & dozens of disallowed pages, yet they yeild less than 5% of my traffic.
8:39 am on Aug 19, 2011 (gmt 0)
I don't receive any traffic from Yahoo and Bing, Can you please tell me How I can get traffic from Yahoo and bing ?
6:19 pm on Aug 24, 2011 (gmt 0)
@Rockzer - interestingly, Yahoo and Bing are asking a similar question about their own sites =)
11:05 am on Sep 16, 2011 (gmt 0)
@ Keto, thats really funny, But I have seen many webmaster they don't receive any traffic from Bing and yahoo, I dunno how they ll compete google ? If bing is getting popular today many webmaster are depended on google.
5:28 pm on Sep 16, 2011 (gmt 0)
Same here. Bot visits every day, but they even fail to pickup the sitemaps. Makes me wonder what they are doing...