1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

I rank well on Google - Bad on Bing - Suggestions?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by BadgerBadgerBadger, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. BadgerBadgerBadger

    BadgerBadgerBadger Newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2016
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Scandinavia
    Hey,

    My visitors from search engines:
    Per day average:
    Google: ~500
    Bing: 1

    I am sitting on position 1-3 on many keywords on Google. On Bing I'm on page 2-10 with the same keywords. Has someone experienced this problem and what did you do to fix it?

    Thanks!
     
  2. rushuna

    rushuna Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2015
    Messages:
    238
    Likes Received:
    144
    The problem with trying to optimizing for Bing is that you have a high probability of getting your site penalized on Google. If you feel ranking on Bing is worth it, then I'd suggest setting up a new site exclusively for bing/yahoo. Both search engines run on slightly different algorithms so its best to take this route.
     
  3. skyflash

    skyflash Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2014
    Messages:
    255
    Likes Received:
    34
    Not like Google, Bing still rank sites based on some old methods which Google used 10 years ago for example high keyword density in your posts, number of backlinks to the site etc..
     
  4. BadgerBadgerBadger

    BadgerBadgerBadger Newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2016
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Scandinavia
    Thanks for the responses. Better create a different site for bing then :)
     
  5. skeye

    skeye Junior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2015
    Messages:
    159
    Likes Received:
    111
    Occupation:
    CM
    What I was thinking. With a separate website you can rank good for bing, yahoo and duckduckgo all in one. Just make sure that you won't have any problems with duplicated content if you run 2 websites.
     
  6. ugjunk

    ugjunk Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2011
    Messages:
    2,540
    Likes Received:
    740
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Home Page:
    Is the traffic on Bing worth it? What's the ratio of traffic on Google vs Bing for your keyword? If you think its worth it then you can create another domain with the same old method targeted just for Bing, you might have a better chance that way.
     
  7. squerziel

    squerziel Newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2014
    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Ireland
    Forget about Bing, what kind of niche are you own that you are worried about Bing?
     
  8. ThopHayt

    ThopHayt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2011
    Messages:
    6,713
    Likes Received:
    2,557
    Get a stronger social link profile and get more active with your site's Facebook/Twitter accounts. Keyword density may also be too low for Bing, but be careful not to make it so high that it hurts Google. Perhaps you need different landing pages for Bing if on-site is the entire case. I'd be wary about screwing up your Google rankings by chasing Bing.
     
  9. Jack Torrance

    Jack Torrance Power Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2014
    Messages:
    541
    Likes Received:
    164
    I'm top 5 for many keywords on Google. NOWHERE on Bing, NOWHERE on Yahoo (for 99% of queries). F*ck 'em, they're vastly inferior sources of traffic and you have to risk Google penalties to do well on Bing where they value spam and mega KW densities like it's 2005.
     
  10. Lamuks

    Lamuks Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2014
    Messages:
    248
    Likes Received:
    39
    Bing is worth it. Google isn't the only player in the house.
     
  11. berkay1907

    berkay1907 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2012
    Messages:
    1,128
    Likes Received:
    623
    Yeah build a new emd or pmd domain just for bing and yahoo. You can use the same content but make sure you disallow yahoo/bing bots on site A (old site) and disallow google on site B(new site).
     
  12. Nonilol

    Nonilol Elite Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2015
    Messages:
    1,671
    Likes Received:
    567
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Media Informatics & Webdev Student
    Location:
    Hamburg, GER / Southampton, UK
    Home Page:
    I want to have your problems. I often tend to rank higher in bing than in Google. Sucks.