Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 220.127.116.11
Forum Moderators: mack
Bing search results are more affected by poisoning than those of other search engines, according to a study by SophosLabs.Report: Bing SERPs Poisoning Greater Than Other Search Engines [theregister.co.uk]
SophosLabs blocks attempts to "redirect" surfers from search engines to dodgy sites and can therefore monitor the scale of search engine poisoning attacks. Two thirds (65 per cent) of the poisoned search results blocked by Sophos appliances over the last two weeks originated from Bing while 30 per cent came via Google. The other 5 per cent came via alternative search engines. The true state of play is probably even worse than these raw statistics suggest because Google is the most popular search engine, a factor not accounted for in these raw figures.