Bing announced recently that they now let users submit up to 10,000 URLs for indexing PER DAY through Webmaster Tools.
This is a welcome change to the previous settings where a user was limited to just 10 URLs a day and 50 a month. And it’s great news for SEOs and webmasters who need to submit URLs frequently.
Bing is becoming a serious contender again, and it seems they’re pulling some suave moves to improve their user experience. This puts them above Google and throws a jab at one of the main parts of Google’s indexing – web crawling.
Google takes its sweet time to crawl newly submitted URLs, with the process taking anywhere from hours to weeks. Bing’s new submission update will allow them to crawl submitted content much faster, as Bing’s Fabrice Canel tweeted:
This blew Google’s daily submission limit out of the park, which was not only limited to 500 submissions a month, but the actual limit display was also removed at one point.
SEO for Bing has been somewhat neglected for many years and practiced only by those few who saw its potential, and there was some merit to that. For more than a good decade, Bing was a very distant runner-up to Google and offered very little value in comparison.
But in recent years, it began to change, and a shift of perception has been slowly taking place as Google sparked outrage more than once by worsening the condition of their direct users: the people that promote for Google and pay for their ads. The webmasters, SEO and SEM experts.
One such notable example is limiting search volume to high-paying AdWords users only back in 2016. That’s a problem we at Pro Rank Tracker quickly solved by simply showing all of our paid users their monthly global and local search volume for any keyword on Google. We since evolved it to show search volume on Bing, Amazon and YouTube as well:
|You Can Now Reveal the Monthly Search Volume of ANY Keyword for All the Major Search Engines (Even Amazon and YouTube!)|
Bing offers some sweet advantages that if used correctly can supplement and benefit anyone’s SEO campaigns.
For starters, unlike Google, Bing is less prone to devastating updates that knock down your hard earned ranks or arbitrarily penalizing and giving false positives to hacking signals.
Not putting everything in the Google basket is a mantra every webmaster and SEO expert should have memorized by now, because when that unexpected drop in ranks happens, you’ll be thankful you still have some organic Bing traffic.
Bing also offers demographic benefits in the form of a more mature and financially stable user base. SEO is less difficult for Bing and less competitive.
In addition to that, Bing also powers Yahoo!, which means that many SEO strategies are effective for both!
Track your global and local Bing/Yahoo! ranks and see search volume
Bing’s search results are less personalized and geo-targeted than Google, which makes rank tracking your Bing ranks fairly easy in comparison. (To track Google, you need to consider exact locations, UI languages, device types, mobile OS types, and screen sizes.)
So, the best way to monitor your Bing/Yahoo! organic progress is by monitoring it with Pro Rank Tracker.
Simply add the URL you want to track for Bing and Yahoo!:
If you’re targeting a specific audience by country and have translated pages of your website, you would need to add the relevant local versions of Bing and Yahoo! for tracking. For example, if you have a French version of your website, you should also track it on Bing.fr and Yahoo.fr.
The column “Global” in the data table shows your Bing term search volume. If the term is tracked for a local Bing, than the column “local” will show you the search volume for that specific country.
Bing is mostly popular in the US and UK, so search volumes for other countries might be underwhelming for niche terms, but they are still worthy of promotion! You can get 0% traffic for a term searched by millions or 100% of a term searched by a few dozen.
So, keep your eye on Bing, and start targeting it if you haven’t already.
We have a feeling there’s many more interesting changes to come, and Google might be in for a very tough fight. Be sure you’re subscribed to our blog so you won’t miss those changes when we cover them!
If you want to read more cool stuff about Bing, here’s another article on why it’s an important contender in the search game:
|Is Bing really a failure? Should you even track your Bing ranks?|
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