Bing Algorithm Update On May 5th?

May 9, 2014 • 8:24 am | comments (11) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Bing SEO

bing updateIt is rare for SEOs and Webmasters to bring up changes to the Bing search results and as you know, Bing powers Yahoo's organic search results also.

But one webmaster, who actually sent me real data via email off the record, showed me signs of a possible real update to the Bing search results.

Many of his sites showed a 15% reduction in ranking across both Bing and Yahoo. Typically percentages like that signal a major algorithm push by a search engine. But no one else is chatting about it, no one else is talking about it in the forums or social spaces.

However, and SERP Metrics both show signs of an update on May 5th.

SERP Metrics Bing SERPS Yahoo

Also, the DigitalPoint Tracker shows major changes in Bing:

DigitalPoint Bing

The last possible Bing update we reported on was in December 2013.

Did you notice changes with your Bing/Yahoo traffic around May 5th?

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Mike Tilma

05/09/2014 03:31 pm

I did notice significant change in organic traffic from Bing. May 6 was way down, but 7th and 8th were both much higher than normal.


05/09/2014 04:57 pm

Saw some small changes, but not much. Looked like normal fluctuation to me. The usual strange rankings we're used to seeing on Bing. 3rd page for singular version of KW and #1 for plural version of KW... Someone please explain that to me.


05/09/2014 05:18 pm

Affiliate spam link again

Hortense Soulier

05/09/2014 10:54 pm

Did not see noticeable changes in traffic but Marin software has a notification saying that due to minor code releases by Bing from 05/05 to 05/10 there may be delays in their data retrieval.


05/10/2014 12:23 am

I see it on may 3rd but bounces back up on my main site

Amit Saxena

05/10/2014 01:50 pm

It is good job by Bing search engine. I see my site information in bing webmster. it works but not too much information about Google webmaster, but Thanks a lots to change Algorithm. I wish best wishes for major changes

Gaurav Srivastava

05/12/2014 06:06 am

who cares about Bing.

Hamouda Chayeb

05/12/2014 08:10 am

right @disqus_jv8KhC996o:disqus

Andrew Shotland

05/12/2014 05:39 pm

Large content site is down about 30% starting around May 5th


05/12/2014 10:31 pm

Big jump in appearance/traffic and slight increase in rankings.


07/10/2014 08:01 am

Bing - -32.10% Yahoo-29.17% 44% CTR down for bing,

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