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Trouble ranking in Bing

Google loves my site. Bing hates it.

3:25 am on Jun 11, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I have a site that's about 2 years old. It gets tens of thousands of daily visits from Google, and usually less than 100 a day from Bing. I actually get more traffic from Ask.com.

Bing has hated the site from the day it was born. Looking back through my analytics, there was never a spike or a dip. It's just been predictably miserable since day 1 (this was a new domain at the time, never registered before).

I've never had this problem before with any site. Usually, Bing has been the easy one.

I realize this is a very hard question to answer, but have you seen anything in the past that impeded ranking well on Bing?
3:31 am on June 11, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I have the same trouble and it's something I want to delve into. Is your site fully indexed by bing? Mine is about 1/4 indexed now but I haven't seen any significant increase in traffic from bing, as I come up pages deep in the SERP most of the time and my pages are newly indexed. I'm uncertain how fast newly indexed page reach the SERP.
8:55 am on June 11, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Yes, make sure your site is indexed. If pages are missing it's likely that Bing hasn't got the full story to rank the site as it should.

Make it easy with a sitemap so bingbot can traverse the site.

Bing is often very slow to fully index sites and then relatively slow to rank them.
12:34 pm on June 11, 2013 (gmt 0)

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It's very close to fully indexed. Based on a crude estimation, I'd say 98% of pages are there.
2:50 am on July 17, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Usually one year to index a long tail site and additional one year to see some traffic (look out for "appeared in search" in Bing WMT). Just my experience.

It's slow as hell but the traffic is good as hell and it converts all the time.

Quality on topic links still play a major role, more quality on topic links = better indexing.

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