Does Microsoft Hate Your Blog?

Dec 24, 2007 - 8:59 am 2 by
Filed Under Bing Search

Bill Slawski discovered a patent application by Microsoft that seeks to "restrict the results for queries to be from blog pages."

Does that mean that blogging has had its day? Well, if the key word is restrict and Microsoft is seeking relevancy (since when are blog posts irrelevant?), then maybe they can't limit the number of blog posts that hit the results page.

Some people want this to happen. Tim Dineen, for example, has this to say:

Blogs get a disproportionate boost (relative to their actual usefulness) because they tend to be well-optimized and are more likely to gain links than a typical (albeit just as useful) website developed by a small business or unique content provider who has a web design shop build a site for their content.

Then again, bear in mind that not all blogs use Wordpress. They're using Wordpress and the platform because it's already well optimized, so restricting the results will affect those who decided to develop upon that platform.

And finally, perhaps Microsoft should take a clue from Google's success:

Because blogs are so dynamic and oft-updated, they can often be the best source of results for new events.

I'd imagine why most blogs are still #1 for many searches I perform: because they're relevant!

Here's some additional Search Engine Roundtable coverage on the success of blogs (or why Google likes them):

Forum discussion continues at Sphinn

 

Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community

Follow

Search Video Recaps

 
Google Core Update Coming, Ranking Volatility, Bye Search Notes, AI Overviews, Ads & More - YouTube
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: July 24, 2024

Jul 24, 2024 - 10:00 am
Google Updates

Google Search Ranking Algorithm Volatility - July 23rd

Jul 24, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

SEO Poll: 54% Of SEOs Saw Positive Effects From Google Updates

Jul 24, 2024 - 7:41 am
Google Ads

New Google Local Service Ads Budget Options

Jul 24, 2024 - 7:31 am
Google News

Google Ad Revenue Up 11% - $64.62 Billion In Ad Revenue

Jul 24, 2024 - 7:21 am
Google

Google Outlines Videos In Search Results

Jul 24, 2024 - 7:11 am
Previous Story: Remove Your Home Phone Number & Address From Google