Do you think Bing.com will list you higher if...

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by waloshin, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

    waloshin

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    Do you think Bing.com will list you higher in their search ranks if you run an IIS server or an Apache server or any other free alternative to IIS?
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    If they did, it would be all the more reason to dislike Microsoft. And if they were caught they would be in big trouble, potentially legal trouble. They've had enough monopoly trouble that they likely wouldn't do this.
     
  3. Melrose Suspended

    Melrose

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    Your average search engine user has very little technical knowledge, and implementing an idea like that would be useless, as well as giving certain companies an unfair advantage.

    It doesn't make sense on so many levels.
     
  4. a cat *miaow* macrumors regular

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    No. A search engine's only job is to return the most relevant results to the end user. Adding in any form of bias towards the technology or hosting will potentially mean poorer results are placed higher. So, no.
     
  5. chown33 macrumors 604

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    You could just reconfigure the Apache server so it says it's IIS. Changing the Server: header isn't rocket science. Try it, see what happens. Enquiring minds want to know.
     

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