Is Microsoft Bing Slow At Malware Reviews?

Jul 9, 2009 • 9:06 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Bing Search

There is almost nothing worse than a malware warning for a webmaster or SEO to see in the search results. You can have top rankings in a search engine, but if your listing is labeled to be harmful and the search engine warns users not to visit the site, it can be devastating.

That is why Google and the other search engines offer malware reviews, either in their webmaster tools section or via a form. Google is known to take action on malware reviews within hours, the other search engines typically take days. But according to one thread, Microsoft's Bing may take several weeks.

A Bing Community thread has one webmaster who claimed he submitted his site for a malware review to all the search engines. Google removed the malware label within the same day, the other search engines took days, but Bing took several weeks, according to this webmaster. The webmaster simply said, "but this whole process did take too long."

I am not sure if this is a common practice with Bing or not. Any webmasters experience this as well? Please let me know.

Forum discussion at Bing Community.

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Guy P

07/09/2009 02:29 pm

Within hours!! Are you kidding me..... I've been submitting a site to Google for months that loads a trojan yet they take no action. Bing had it done in a few days. Does Google pay you write this blog? All you ever do is talk about Google.

Barry Schwartz

07/09/2009 02:35 pm

I linked to evidence. I bash Google all the time. Guy P, why do you read here?

Guy P

07/10/2009 03:47 pm

I used to love Google until they went public. Now, it's all about money to them and they are trying to do to many things that are not what they are good at. For example, android, chrome browser and now chrome os for PC. All those products were and are going to be flops. The search results are a mess lately yet nobody seems to want to talk about that. I predict that in the coming years, you're going to see Google have a smaller market share and their stock will come back down to what it really should be. The Google of today, is no longer the Google that the two founders created when they started it. The mantra "do no evil" is gone and they have become the new evil empire knocking MSN off that perch. Bash Google a little more please :)

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