Live Search September 2008 Update Underway

Sep 17, 2008 • 8:28 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Bing Search
 

A WebmasterWorld thread is reporting early signs of a major Microsoft Live Search update. The rankings, indexing and algorithm seems to have updated.

First reports came in from senior member, textex, at 9:30am (EST) yesterday. Since then, other members began to confirm the update. Old time member, Marcia, said:

A ten place drop from first to second page for the first site I checked isn't looking too appealing right now.

It looks like sites with a LOT of backlinks have risen to the top, I'm seeing some that have been ranking at Google for similar search terms, and have checked their link profiles in the past.

It'll take more looking, but I'd say it's definitely an update.

I checked my analytics and I see a major change for many keywords overnight from the Live Search referrals data. So I also can confirm seeing changes with Live Search.

The last major Live Search update we reported on was in July 2008.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Comments:

tzd

09/17/2008 03:30 pm

yeah,i noticed the same. interestingly enough, if i type my domain name ill get today's cache version, but if i search for a keyword i know i ranked for, the cached date was from the last indexed date.

No Name

09/18/2008 12:52 pm

We have seen Microsoft visiting our site with search words almost daily since about 9 months. They have put a lot of work in this update. We know it was Microsoft as we identify every visitor by company name.

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