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Whats the deal with Bing?

  1. 1974 profile image71
    1974posted 8 years ago

    I don't check my traffic sources in my Hubpages account panel on a regular basis, but today was one of the days I did hae a look and am wondering if it is the same for other hubbers.

    In my hub stats, it says I have just over 11k total views(not great but I'm working on it).  Then when I hop over to the Traffic Sources section, it shows where the viewer came from.  Here is the break down:

    #1 Google   6,110
    #2 Hubpages 1,329
    #3 Yahoo    762

    The next are all variations of Google including images .au, .co.uk etc.. and ezine articles.  Then way down the list I see:

    #12 Bing  57

    I know Bing is gaining slowly in market share with all their advertising, and I am in no way claiming by my paltry 11k views that nobody uses Bing, but is there a trick for ranking on Bing?  Does Bing not give a boost to rev share sites like Google does?

    I am curious to see some Bing stats from other Hubbers(no need to post hard numbers if you don't want to), how far down the list is Bing for you?

    1. relache profile image87
      relacheposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Bing is approx #4 for me in traffic sources, if you combine google and yahoo variants.  I've got a few Hubs that turn up very high for common search terms with them.  Bing seems to like older, longer-established Hubs and isn't as warm to newer ones.

  2. DanPowers profile image55
    DanPowersposted 8 years ago

    Looking at my stats, Bing looks like an epic fail. Microsoft should just buy Google.

  3. thooghun profile image83
    thooghunposted 8 years ago

    Concur on the epic fail. I'd post my results as well but the "Myaccount" section of the site seems to be broken with the introdction of the contest.

    1. 1974 profile image71
      1974posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm using IE instead of FireFox, Safari, or Chrome.  Working fine for me.

      1. thooghun profile image83
        thooghunposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yup, switched to I.E and its working. Bing seems to drive about 1% of the traffic google does.

  4. Greg Cremia profile image61
    Greg Cremiaposted 8 years ago

    If you bing the keyword "maps" you won't find bing maps, which is by far the best maps app on the web. So don't bother trying to figure out how bing works when they (MS) don't know how to make their own site show up in their own serps.

  5. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    hubpages.com        196      1101       5217      16291
    images.google.com   39      347      671      1219
    google.com          45    181     603     929
    bing.com        5      19      164      447

    The above is exactly how my stats are presented on Traffic sources page. My total views are just over 23,000 views.

  6. sunforged profile image75
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    I just dont think the hubs traffic sources page is very accurate.

    For a couple of months I used a URL tracker only for twitter.

    It shows 3.2K views under URL trackers.

    But under "traffic sources" only 230 views are shown?

    On my traffic sources Bing sends less traffic than aol search or google germany! and is the 11th one down.

    I also noticed that yahoo.mail sent me -1 views today

    Conclusion, I never even open traffic sources, analytics is my friends instead

    so I checked my sources under analytics, it shows 484 Bing views - compared to 430 shown by Hubs - thats really not that bad of a discrepancy

  7. MyWebs profile image84
    MyWebsposted 8 years ago

    On HP I don't think Ive got one hit yet from Bing...

    On one web page of mine thats established and gets about 1,000 hits per day I grabbed these stats.

    Sources       Visits     % visits
    google (organic)
                  16,196     80.30%
    yahoo (organic)
                  976     4.84%
    (direct) ((none))
                  874     4.33%
    bing (organic)
                  589     2.92%

    I get more direct traffic than Bing's paltry 2.92% .. I don't even worry about Bing and very little about Yahoo. This web page ranks equally well in all 3 search engines, like top 3 or so on each. So it is a fair comparison.

    Based on my keywords, ranking well on Bing isn't worth the effort. Google is all I care about. Yahoo is good for a quick fix when a hub / page is new and fresh, thats about it.

  8. profile image0
    lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

    I feel so dumb, I thought you said bling and I was ready to rap gems.  hmm:

  9. yenajeon profile image81
    yenajeonposted 8 years ago

    I am also doing terribly with bing. I have more views from digg.com! LOL

  10. William F. Torpey profile image78
    William F. Torpeyposted 8 years ago

    Anytime I see "Bing" I think only of Bing Crosby!

    But bing.com is number six in my traffic sources.

  11. thisisoli profile image73
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    Google is really the only search engine worth going for, on all my stats it regularly hold up a huge portion of my visitors.

    You could try optimizing for Yahoo or Bing, but in both cases you are doing the same work you would for Google, but for a small percentage of the traffic.

    1. Daisydot profile image62
      Daisydotposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Re "Google the only search engine worth going for" - I'm scared of having all my eggs in one basket. It would be nice to have traffic from Yahoo and Bing too.

      Re optimizing for Yahoo and Bing being the same as for Google - if it was the same surely all three engines would be delivering the same search results as regards rankings? But they are not. So there must be something very different about their algorithms.

  12. skyfire profile image72
    skyfireposted 8 years ago

    Bing- considers age of page, external linking, fresh content etc etc. Bing can only fetch traffic from computers where users are using IE a lot than any other browser.