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Bing Hates Me… and DuckDuckGo Too!


That is one other a type of “inside baseball” submit about being a blogger, with maybe a passing reference to the existence of video video games at finest.  You’ve gotten been warned.

As I could have stated prior to now, net stats are like numbers from the UN, the extra exact they’re, the extra probably they’re to be mistaken.

However that doesn’t imply I don’t get pleasure from net stats all the identical, and so I’ve varied methods to have a look at the visitors that involves the positioning, together with Google’s Search Engine Console instruments, Google Analytics, Microsoft’s Bing Webmaster Instruments, Yandex’s website instruments, that flag counter widget within the facet bar, and the built-in WordPress stats.  None of them ever agree with one another.

Which is ok, I’ve no want for precision.  I identical to to see tendencies and what brings folks to the positioning.  It doesn’t change what I write, however it’s attention-grabbing to me to see what’s by chance standard.

This week I used to be bored and poking by means of the varied stats and got here to Bing’s instruments, which have been up to date some time again to repeat as carefully as attainable the Google console, and I seen that someplace round June eighth visitors to the positioning just about died off.

Bing stats operating into June 2022

If that have been an EKG on a medical TV drama they might be calling a code blue and yelling for the crash cart and headed straight for a industrial break earlier than we knew whether or not the individual had died or not.

Now, if that had occurred with Google I’d have seen instantly.  Most visitors right here comes from Google, and when Google feels a chill websites like mine catch pneumonia.  Again in February they made some change and my visitors from them was minimize by a 3rd and it was instantly apparent within the WordPress stats.  They may not precisely line up, however tendencies stand out.

Bing, nonetheless, doesn’t ship me an entire lot of visitors.  If you happen to have a look at final yr’s annual spherical up, Google despatched me 155K referrals and Bing despatched 2,716.  So a scorching day for Bing seems like this:

Bing rocking the seven referrals, the common for 2021

So Bing wasn’t a waterfall of recent viewers, however it was by no means zero… till now.

Now, after all, it might be that online game tendencies have moved away from no matter it’s I write about today.  However not exhibiting up in any respect, even in impressions… that appeared unusual.

I opened up Microsoft Edge as a result of it defaults to Bing for searches, and typed in the most typical search time period that brings folks to the positioning, TAGN… significantly, a few of you may bookmark the positioning… and that is what I bought.

Trying to find TAGN

The highest outcome, which is an inventory of acronyms, that remembers who I’m.  However actually no different outcome was related straight with my weblog.

I looked for the complete weblog title and bought outcomes for websites that point out the weblog, and websites the place I auto-post hyperlinks to current posts, like Tumblr, Flipboard, Twitter, and even Fb.  There have been even hyperlinks to the Blogger website the place I used to backup my website till IFTTT broke that hyperlink.

However nowhere was there an precise hyperlink to tagn.wordpress.com.  I had been delisted.

Sadly, there isn’t lots you are able to do.  Microsoft has a listing of the explanation why your website may not be listed, however when you get previous the technical gadgets that you would be able to test, it sums as much as simply possibly they don’t such as you, that are the final two issues on the listing.

So anyone at Bing should have determined across the finish of Might that my website doesn’t meet no matter their high quality thresholds are, as a result of it says proper on the web page that “Bing likes distinctive, high quality content material.”

And, in wanting into this, I found that DuckDuckGo makes use of Bing to get its search outcomes.  That explains why visitors from DuckDuckGo, which is about on par with Bing, went away as properly and why my makes an attempt to search out my weblog there find yourself with the identical set of outcomes.

Oddly sufficient, I had been utilizing DuckDuckGo as my default search engine just lately to see how properly it did, and was tempted to write down a scathing submit about how inferior its outcomes have been in comparison with Google’s, after which I came upon they use Bing… and that just about defined it.

I have to nonetheless be in Bing’s system someplace, as a result of each few days on the chart it reveals I used to be within the outcomes for 1  search.  However in any other case Bing seems to have disowned me.

Yandex nonetheless loves me although.  I nonetheless get a web page view or two every week from them!

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