Bing Recommends Submitting to Digg & Yahoo Buzz for Indexing Boost

Jan 5, 2010 • 8:32 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Bing Search

Here is the weird Bing comment for the day. Brett Yount, the Program Manager at Bing Webmaster Center, told webmasters to submit their site to Digg or Yahoo Buzz to help get their pages indexed. I kid you not!

A Bing Forums thread has Brett saying, and I quote:

If your site pages have good content, submit them to buzz and digg. Both have a high chance of getting your page indexed.

Of course this makes sense. Get a link from a popular site and a search engine will find that link and hopefully index your site/pages afterwards. But I just find it weird that a search representative would specifically name Digg and/or Buzz. I mean, why not mention something else or just talk about the concept in general. Brett could have said, to get your pages indexed quicker, make sure to get links from sites we crawl on a frequent basis.

One day Brett and I are going to meet in person and I hope he doesn't punch me out. ;-)

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01/05/2010 03:53 pm

I saw that too and sent him a direct message for clarification and got no response. It looks like Bing is crawling sites but pages won't show in SERPs until another site, any site, links to that page.

Liam 'Lewy' Shepherd

01/07/2010 12:37 pm

Ironic how his comment has suddenly changed after either getting a slap from his superiors or reading this post!

John Adams

03/27/2010 05:06 pm

What did Brett say wrong? He's telling it like it is. If you're not going to pay for inclusion, thyen the least you can do is submit your pages to Bing or yahoo! Buzz. I wasn't aware that they were a charity.

No Name

07/27/2010 12:10 pm

Its due to collaboration between yahoo & bing

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