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Different results in different engines

1:54 pm on Jun 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Here's one for ya;
My wesbite's google position has plateaued at around 34th. I'm not too unhappy about that, believe it or not. Given the constraints of the site, and the level of the competition, I'm unsure that it will egt much higher before a full redevelopment.

However, the same search word on Yahoo has me at 6th. It used to be lower, circa 12th to 8th, so 6th is good for me.

But, this is one: Bing was always around 14th, but not now. I've dropped off the radar. No listing at all. Nothing. Srcolling down, and I can't even find it on the lower pages. So, I search for my site by it's name instead, and nothing again! It's literally dropped off Bing?!? I've resubmitted the site as I have no idea why it has gone.

But why would one SE drop it and other not drop it?

Any thoughts or ideas?
1:31 am on Jun 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Different algorithms. They all approach things in their own peculiar ways.

Maybe Bing just lost track of you temporarily. How long has it been? Are there none of your pages there?
6:04 am on Jun 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I hadn't checked Bing for a few days, so I'm not sure how long. I've just checked just now, and we're not listed for our main phrase anymore, anywhere. If I was relying on Bing for business, then I would be out of business by now. The power of search engines, eh?!?
2:19 am on Jun 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Try searching a unique bit of text on your site to see if you're there at all. It will at least tell you if you're gone completely, or just shoved way down in the serps.
5:09 am on Jun 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I've tried searching for the domain name itself; only one result, for a backlink!
3:28 pm on Jun 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

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sounds like bing either blacklisted you or they couldn't find your site when they tried to cache it, but if this was the case some pages would probably still be there, albeit older versions of pages
6:49 pm on Jun 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

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How bizarre; I've not knowinglt done anything wrong to promote the site; and Yahoo and Google are happy enough with the website. It only has a handful of backlinks and it's all personally done so I know that nothing untoward has happened.

Clearly Bing thinks it has a better idea of me and my website, than the market leader does! If they do that to enough people, they will get the back up of enough people to warrant not using or caring about the Bing search engine...
11:53 pm on Jun 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

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RE: Bing.....Have you added your site at Bing's "Webmaster Central" and looked for any clues in the 'Crawl Errors' section? Be sure to look at all the choices in the pulldown as there is no top level summary page like on Google.

Go to bing DOT com / webmaster and check if not. If the hint above produces no error use the Forum, Blog and help links to see if similar issues have been reported. Bing reps are in the forum and may help you directly or give you a next step for inquiries.
10:51 am on Jun 30, 2010 (gmt 0)

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any sign of your sites return yet? could've just been a flicker...
3:55 pm on Jun 30, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Hi yeah, back in at number 20, last on page 2. How bizarre! No rhyme or reason imho and no material change in the site for it to disappear, or come back!
1:58 pm on Jul 7, 2010 (gmt 0)

Of course you have no idea what Bing's geo-targetting may be serving you in their results even if you select "Show All".

I'm in the UK and mostly all I see are .co.uk results in "Show All" and unless you specify your location in Settings, or wherever you want to check Bing's results, it seems to default to local/national results.

Have a test and see what I mean.

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