Is anyone else seeing significant drops in Bing traffic in Q1 of 2015? I recently visited Bing's webmaster tools and I'm seeing an average of 15%-35% drop in search traffic nearly across the board on a dozen+ sites since the beginning of the new year.
Bing/Yahoo used to provide enough of a foundation that even sites that Google has long since punished were still bringing in enough $$$ to justify keeping them. But I'm worried with this sharp downtrend.
Anyone else noticed this? Is Bing quietly dying while everyone else is so distracted by Google - and few are paying attention? Has Bing rolled out a punitive algo that no one is talking about?
And how does that tie into Yahoo? Yahoo doesn't MIRROR Bing's database exactly. I see lots of instances where Yahoo's SERPS are significantly (though not totally) different from Bing's. But.. If a site weakens in Bing's eyes - it will likely affect Yahoo do a degree - and even how well you're doing at DuckDuckGo.
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Edited by macseotips, 18 March 2015 - 10:41 PM.