May 4, 2014
Google Search has a well-known competitor, Microsoft Bing. Google is first, but Bing (and Yahoo, who contracts search to Bing now) has the second largest share of U.S. domestic internet search volume. Globally, Google is also first, with Baidu, Bing and Yandex in varying relative share positions depending on geographical locale.
Today’s post is about a (no longer) recent entry on one of the five* official Bing blogs.
Old version of Bing Webmaster
Chickless in Seattle
The Chicken Has Landed (5 June 2013) offers guidance on how to improve search rank, website quality and traffic volume. It is applicable to e-commerce, blogs and most publicly accessible websites.
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April 14, 2013
Hide from cache
If you don’t want web searchers to be able to access a cached version of your page, use the
noarchive meta tag like this:
<meta name="robots" content="noarchive">
The page will still be crawled and indexed by Google, but users will not see a cached link in search results.
Similar to your website
related: operator displays websites similar to the site you are looking for. It returns the same results as clicking
Similar pages next to a result on the search results page.
I was curious about the results returned by
Similar pages, as its intent is to return overlapping resources. Specifically, I was worried whether it indicated anything potentially detrimental, for search engine optimization purposes. According to Google, there’s no need for SEO concern, not for the moment:
The quality of the sites returned has no impact on your ranking or on how Google indexes your site.
Another find: Google recently updated its References for Webmasters.