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Bing Optimization

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    wordscribe41posted 7 years ago

    Yahoo is locking arms with Microsoft and seemingly letting Microsoft and Bing take over their position in the world of search engines.  Not quite sure what that means short-term, but it certainly means Bing will be the dominant search out there besides Google. 



    So I guess it’s time to think about Bing optimization.  I'm not getting a lot of Bing traffic yet...

    1. getpaidtopost profile image59
      getpaidtopostposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      And so the new war begins. smile I dont like Google or Microsoft, not sure who I want to win. However I do think the whole search engine world does need fresening up a little and I think the latest news may have kicked off the start process.


  2. marcofratelli profile image83
    marcofratelliposted 7 years ago

    Good point...
    If there aren't any already, there will books soon "How to get #1 on Bing"!

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    wordscribe41posted 7 years ago

    Hi Marco!  I'm definitely NOT the right candidate to write that book.  It's a good idea, though.  You should get on it!  smile

  4. Maddie Ruud profile image82
    Maddie Ruudposted 7 years ago

    I tweeted this article yesterday about just how much of a threat Microhoo is to Google... take a look: http://money.cnn.com/2009/07/29/technol … le_search/

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      wordscribe41posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Great article, Maddie.  "Microhoo", I love it.

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      sandra rinckposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That's an interesting article.  I was wondering where why bing suddenly started appearing as a traffic source which seemed to gradually increase.

      Are you guys planning on doing business with Microhoo?  It would seem like a valuable resource?  I mean, like you guys were able to set up accounts with google adsense, would you guys be looking to do the same with them? 

      I tried to get a yahoo affiliate id a while ago, but that seems a no go.  So, maybe???  Or did I even make sense.

    3. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      A good spread of opinion, thanks Maddie.

  5. waynet profile image48
    waynetposted 7 years ago

    I suppose the best way to "get in" with bing is to really maximize the promotions on MSN, use the live spaces to backlink your work here at hubpages and Yahoos 360 blogs and answers and whatever else and interlink everything so that each and every content article that relates to each topic is spread out in a format that is search engine friendly...have you actually joined bing and started to see what and how you could use it to your advantage?

    1. lrohner profile image83
      lrohnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I thought Yahoo 360 shut down a few weeks ago?

      1. waynet profile image48
        waynetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yes that's a good point....ahem! at least I've got a few weeks to salvage the blog content I had over there...ha ha I is crazy...jib jib!!

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      wordscribe41posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That's gread advice, waynet.  I have just begun the process, havenpt done much on MSN.  Have not joined Bing either.  Thanks for the tips, I have a lot of promotion I need to do.

      Great responses and links, too.  Thanks, everyone.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image94
        Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        How does one "join" Bing?

        1. earnestshub profile image88
          earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Top right hand of page . Has tiny icon!

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      sandra rinckposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That's a good idea.  I could never really find any use for live spaces before. 

      Actually I think their templates sucks and you cannot use adverts. on their "blog" sites.

  6. SamSurvivor profile image76
    SamSurvivorposted 7 years ago

    I found this article and I'm just now starting to try some of the tips here.

    http://ezinearticles.com/?3-SEO-Tips-to … id=2589506

    They seem fairly simple to implement.

  7. waynet profile image48
    waynetposted 7 years ago

    Aha! no I've just imported all of my yahoo 360 blog content to my new yahoo profile...one click and it is done!!!

    So really you can still blog through Yahoo, but not as a 360 blog...cheers lrohner for the heads up!

    1. lrohner profile image83
      lrohnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Sheesh, I'm so confused. Can you 'splain? You mean you can blog (translate: link) on your Yahoo profile?

      1. waynet profile image48
        waynetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yes I can blog on my Yahoo profile...

  8. Silver Rose profile image77
    Silver Roseposted 7 years ago

    About 12% of my traffic comes from Bing and it's all going to just a handful of hubs, which all happen to have good pagerank (Bing has a ranking system too but you can only see it via the bing webmaster tools, which we can't really implement for hubs as we can't "claim" them via tags in the template - but I'm guessing that their ranking system isn't that different to Google's)

  9. waynet profile image48
    waynetposted 7 years ago

    And when you get there you can create a small profile page with a few links and add to conversations that are currently there too...I forgot all about it until this thread was started!!

    If you are already signed into your MSN account you can connect straight through to bing.com

  10. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    I wonder what the outcome will be? These guys {Yahoo and Microsoft) have got serious money and tech savvy! I wonder what effect it will have on those of us with existing online businesses when the war begins?

    1. getpaidtopost profile image59
      getpaidtopostposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I think instantly Microsoft will be working on ways to incorporate bing into the latest widows version. soon bing will be on every pc IMO. smile

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        sandra rinckposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I have always used MSN as my main email account so bing already "transitioned".  I had no idea what people were talking about when they said bing until I looked at my MSN search box. big_smile

        I don't know what it is like on yahoo mail but that is my secondary... when it comes to search. 

        I hardly ever use MSN.  Maybe it has something to do with AOL... seems so dark ages.

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          sandra rinckposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Tip.  So I would guess from observation.  If you don't have hotmail account, you should probably get one. Unless of course they decide to merge yahoo mail and hotmail mail into one, which they might have already done because now when you get a yahoo email account, you can actually get a "@ymail.com" hint, hint. big_smile

          Oh edit!  They did do that.  It all seems so clear now. big_smile

          Before, when using yahoo, you couldn't use a pop3 with msn to merge your accounts but now you can.  Oh snap!

    2. waynet profile image48
      waynetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I don't know yet, although I am expecting increased traffic from bing yahoo,msn and google aswell as others like ask.com,alta vista and many of the other small search engines due to the interest based searches that have been applied to all internet browser updates....I'm predicting we will see a rise in traffic and a new level of internet searching and indexing the internet has only dreamed of...

 
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