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The Big Bing Theory

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#1 webdesignbangkok


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Posted 05 June 2009 - 04:27 AM

Almost immediately after rolling out Bing, Matt Cutts tweeted: "Matt Cutts: Congrats to @bing on the launch! Sad to see this not-so-relevant result at #4 for [matt cutts] though" and "Matt Cutts: Ouch. The #5 Bing result for [matt cutts] is spammy too". For the full story, see www.webpronews.com/topnews/2009/06/01/googles-matt-cutts-has-some-words-with-bing#comments
Other comments were that the search results are no different from Live, but it's the integrity of search that baffles me.

Even if you discount Mr Cutts' catty comments, he is right in as much as the results are indeed a bit "spammy". Looking at my own keywords today (Web Design Bangkok), I see what he means. #1/2 are fine and the same as Google's. But #3 is Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, a government organisation who presumably are placed there because it has "This web design for resolution screen 1024 x 768 pixel web design" at the foot of its home page - even though everything else is in Thai. Worse still, at #10, is Luxor Bangkok the Egyptian Design Hotel, which has "Discovery the Egypt Grand Architecture only one of Thailand" as its main text.

Back to the drawing board?

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 12:48 PM

I have seen great results in BING. They look far less spammy than Google's results for the queries I follow. I'm amazed at how much spam Google indexes that Microsoft seems to ignore consistently.

Google could learn a thing or two about spam-watching from Microsoft.

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