I was going through my routine backlinks count against few websites when I noticed something weird. Bing backlinks count against all the websites dropped on or around 17th June 2011. And the drop was very noticeable.
For example, one of my websites had 150 Bing Backlinks and they dropped to 20. That’s right only 20, although its getting up ever so slowly. Similarly in another website I had 1107 backlinks which is reduced to only only 170.
One thing is observed that Bing is showing very different results than Google now a days. With the Google new Panda Algorithm, many say it is showing better results now while most SEO specialist think their business has been hammered by Google. People are still trying hard to crack the new Google Panda algorithm so that they can get their SEO – SEM business running. One thing is observed in Google Panda Algorithm is that not all websites are being affected and that is a strange thing. I am sure if someone separates which websites are being affected and which are not we could find an answer to our problems.
As most people do SEO against Google only and not against Bing and Yahoo, it is hard to tell what effect does the latest drop in Bing backlinks makes. But we have seen so far that just like Google, only few websites were affected in Bing as well (not all).
The following picture shows the Drop in backlinks in one of our websites, we had same drop in all other websites.
This suggests either Bing developed a new algorithm like Google’s Panda OR Bing made a list of banned websites (some article sites etc.) Or anything else?
Kindly share your thoughts with us on this topic. Have you noticed the drop in your Bing Backlinks count? And what changed in your website results in Bing? If you have any latest news about that, kindly get involved and share that as well.