May 13th, 2011 Add Your Comments Bookmark and Share

I’m not saying that Bing actually take into account the position for a web page in Googles search results as a variable in their search algorithm, that would just be stupid. However I did notice that when some of my web pages recently slid down the rankings in Google they also happened so start sliding down Bings results within a month. Probably just coincidence?

Or maybe not. Because at the same time some pages that jumped up the rankings as a result of the recent Panda update (and other Google algo changes) have just now started to move up the rankings in Bing as well. Almost like a kind of delayed reaction. Obviously whatever is going on couldn’t be as simple as a straight forward copy, any old search will tell you that Google and Bing rank pages differently but it’s the related movement up and down that has me puzzled.

What will really get the old grey matter working is if when the pages that went down the rankings in Google start coming up they also start moving up in Bing. One of my favourite sayings – if it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, fly’s like a duck and quacks like a duck then 99% of the time what you’re looking at is a duck.