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Why does Bing/MSN hate me?

  1. karpouzian profile image60
    karpouzianposted 7 years ago

    I'm getting tons of hits from yahoo and google.  Zero - basically - from MSN/Bing.  I don't hate Microsoft....  that much.

    1. sunforged profile image73
      sunforgedposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      probably because your 4 week old articles are not given much priority, bing seems to favor aged sites

      and is probably still being used by a much smaller amount of people

  2. relache profile image88
    relacheposted 7 years ago

    I hate Microsoft a lot, and Bing loves my Hubs, so perhaps you need to alter your strategy...

    But really, it does seem that Bing likes the longer-established Hubs.

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      Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That's a ray of hope that I was hoping for. I'll just keep writing.

  3. Rebecca E. profile image86
    Rebecca E.posted 7 years ago

    As much as I don't like Bing, I think it is becuase of the "age" of the huns, mine seem not to come up there as well, or at least I don't get traffic from that one.

    So, I'll agree with with both people and say Bing likes older hubs.  wait for a while, and see if it makes a difference

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago

    I've spent some time looking at the Bing high rankers in my niches. Bing seems to like very large authority sites. Haven't seen any smaller sites - or hubs in the top 50.

    I'll probably look at other niches and see if there are some with some breathing room at Bing.

  5. relache profile image88
    relacheposted 7 years ago

    I've got several hubs that come up on Bing in the top three search results for some of their common key phrases.

  6. Plants and Oils profile image94
    Plants and Oilsposted 7 years ago

    I have had 4 hubs get 20 or more views from Bing in the last week. One is 4 weeks old, 2 a fortnight or so, and one a few days.

    Quite a few of mine have no bing hits at all, though.

  7. Plants and Oils profile image94
    Plants and Oilsposted 7 years ago

    To give an example, I have a hub where part of the title is "how to dry lavender".

    On adwords, it shows an average of 1,300 searches a month for that exact phrase, and 3,600 last month in the UK.

    Searching in google for it, my hub appears three times. Last on the first page is my actual hub, and digg and folk (what's that?) links to it are higher up the page.

    In Bing, my hub shows up at number 5.

    1. sunforged profile image73
      sunforgedposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      When you check your google rankings you make sure your not logged in to any google accounts right?

      Your hub does not appear on first page or even second, although the digg link to it does at position 8

      You had 49 diggs!..now you have 50 smile

      2nd page for Bing when i search, perhaps there is a location priority, i havent heard anything about search customization with bing, so i dont know why we would have such different results

      1. Plants and Oils profile image94
        Plants and Oilsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        No, I was logged in, I'd not done that before, so didn't bother unlogging. Thanks for the info!

        1. sunforged profile image73
          sunforgedposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Google customizes your search result based on your browsing history, since you have visted your hub multiple times, it is inflated in the results compared to another viewer

      2. BristolBoy profile image85
        BristolBoyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hate to confirm that I have found the same for both Google.com (ranked 153) and Google.co.uk (ranked 154).  Yahoo is better at a ranking of 7.  Recommend 'Rank Checker' to do this, its a lot quicker than looking through Google results manually.

  8. BristolBoy profile image85
    BristolBoyposted 7 years ago

    Plants and Oils is it folk or folkd?  Folkd is a site a bit like Digg.  Some of my hubs rank relatively low on bing, yet I do have one which gets quite a bit of traffic.  However Google is where the majority of my traffic comes from (at least 80%).

    1. Plants and Oils profile image94
      Plants and Oilsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      hi BB, you are right, it is folkd. I didn't know about the site (and didn't put my hub there).

      1. BristolBoy profile image85
        BristolBoyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I find Folkd to be relatively useful.  Sorry to be the bringer of bad news but that the Folkd link isn't on front page of Google for me either though (ranker 58 in Google.com and 43 in Google.co.uk).

  9. Plants and Oils profile image94
    Plants and Oilsposted 7 years ago

    Thanks BB. What is rank checker?

    1. BristolBoy profile image85
      BristolBoyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      A relatively simple SEO tool for Firefox.  I can use it to check where a particular search term ranks on a particular site.  For example for the phrase 'hubpages earnings' by blog is 3rd on the Google.com search results.  For the phrase 'Severn Barrage' my hub ranks 23rd on Google.com.  And just for you the phrase 'plants and oils' returns your page at 6th place on Google.com and 8th place on Google.co.uk. 

      It can be downloaded (along with some other cool tools including a tool which highlights all no-follow) links from here: http://tools.seobook.com/. 

      Warning: There is a need to register but there shouldn't be any cost and I personally only rarely get emails.

  10. Plants and Oils profile image94
    Plants and Oilsposted 7 years ago

    Thanks BB.

 
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