Bing Search Update On May 22nd?

May 24, 2013 • 8:31 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Bing SEO

Bing Search UpdateOver the past few days I spotted two webmasters asking about a Bing Search update. With all the domain clustering and penguin chatter dominating the SEO space, it is possible that webmasters have been focused on Google and missed a possible Bing search update.

A single WebmasterWorld thread and single tweet directed at me seems to have a couple webmasters noticing a possible Bing Search update. Did Bing really update their algorithms or search results?

I checked and SERP Metrics and while both typically show a lot of fluctuation with Bing, the specific days called out by the webmasters (i.e. May 21st going into May 22nd) did show an uptick in changes at Bing. Here are those charts: Bing

SERP Metrics Bing

Have you noticed a change in your Bing traffic over the past few days?

The last possible Bing update we reported was in WebmasterWorld.

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05/24/2013 01:32 pm

Perhaps this is a knock on effect of the Penguin update on Google, after all, didn't Bing get hauled up for previously learning from Google's search results?


05/24/2013 05:42 pm

Yes, i noticed some slight changes (to the better :) )

Charles Clarke

05/30/2013 09:23 pm

Bing learns from anonymous user browsing through IE. If the user clicks on a link from joe blow search engine, Bing will use it in its calculations of relevancy. This is agnostic and cares not it the result is from Google or not. Its the user click activity they are interested in. Which Google should be interested in too, but they are still stuck in the 90's.

Charles Clarke

05/30/2013 09:24 pm

Page Rank (based on Larry Page) is yesterday's news.

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