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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.
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'll give it to you that many of my sites would qualify as "thin". However there were also many removed that call into question the value of a search engine that would remove these. Take for example my neighborhood homeowners association. We have a small website where we post the board minutes, contact information, newsletters, bylaws etc. Bing removed even that. So if there is one HOA that goes by that name and when you search for it you cannot find the official website then what good is a search engine?