Apparently this website isn’t Bing-worthy

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After noticing my blog doesn’t appear on Microsoft’s search engine even when using the direct url, I contacted Bing customer service to find out why. Here is a portion of the email I received:

Upon checking, it appears that your site did not meet the standards set by Bing to get indexed the last time it was crawled. However, we will be looking further into this issue along with the Product Group to review the content of your website for re-evaluation. We currently do not have an ETA for the update but please be assured that we will get back to you as soon as they become available.

Although Bing didn’t provide any additional details as to why my site doesn’t meet their standards, a quick glance at their help page revealed this:

Bing likes unique, quality content. Websites which replicate content, redirect users quickly, or provide little depth often don’t fare well in our results. Prolonged poor performance can lead us to delist websites to make room for quality websites.

And here I thought I was providing unique content in a lovely package. Guess not.

Thank God for Google.

Author: Brian

Blogger. Bookworm. Michael Jackson fanatic. Lives in Kentucky with partner of 12 years and three fabulous felines.

4 thoughts on “Apparently this website isn’t Bing-worthy”

  1. I think this problem may be a Bing fault. I wrote to Bing Support and got the same reply today. How many other websites have had a similar reply, I wonder? My website has unique and quality content and is on page 1 of Google and has PR3. See http://do-animals-have-souls.info

    Yet Bing has stopped listing it. Bizarre – and high time that Bing put things right.

    I wonder: is Bing run by Christian Biblical fundamentalists? Many searches seem to have Bible type links at the top. That might explain why they didn’t like your site (dislike of gays) and possibly also mine (as many evangelicals deny that animals have souls). Just a thought.

    BTW, great site you have. It is well listed on Google!

    1. Thanks, Peter! I don’t have a clue about who runs Bing, but it is owned by Microsoft. Since they have a rather positive record on gay rights, I can’t imagine Bing discriminating over sexuality or religion. I think it’s more a matter of them not being half the search engine Google is. They have a lot of catching up to do if they are going to dominate the search engine wars. =)

    2. I just noticed that my site has finally been indexed by Bing, although I am not seeing much of a return on referrals from that particular search engine.

  2. I had the same problem.My website disappeared for 7 days from Bing as from 6 April,then appeared again for almost 2 weeks.It has disappeared again for almost 3 weeks now.I wrote a letter to Bing Support and received the same response as yours.However there are no problems with Google.

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