Well guys, I have received yet another reply from Bing that they are not allowed to share with us information why was our site removed.
Our site is once again listed at the Bing directory. I really wonder how come we did not get any reason for why we were removed.
We have recently found out that we were not listed on Bing, Microsoft’s search engine, even when searching for the term ‘InstallAware’ which naturally should bring us up.
As all of you know, we exhibited at the Microsoft TechEd show last week, so I tried searching for some Bing guys there for with this issue, since this is just not right and not fair. Unfortunately I couldn’t find anyone, so I decided to submit a support ticket to the Bing professionals.
After waiting for a few days, I have received just now, very early in the morning, a message from one of the Bing professionals that he is very sorry and that they have fixed their indexes and we should appear organically in a week or 2.
My main concern here is why were we de-listed at first place? I have inquired this to the professional and will keep you posted soon.
So we have already finished a week ago, and the only thing I can say is that we had a great show. Thank you for everyone that came and visited us, for all those that came and took our brochures, our demo cd’s, and that enjoyed our pretzels (hey I know you had a lot of food but you did indeed come and get some 🙂 ).
As this was our very first trade show, we had some wonders if it will be successful or not, it turned out to be great. We enjoyed every minute at the show and had a great time!
Thanks again for everyone that visited our booth!
Hope you enjoy our pens 🙂
So we’re on day 3 here over at the TechEd 2011 show in Atlanta. We’re having a great time. I want to thank everyone that came across out booth, grabbing our brochures, trial disc and wonderful silver pens :).
I hope you liked our booth and us here. Daniel has been really glad helping you out here and demonstrating how InstallAware wins it all!
Don’t forget that our current promotion for TechEd week – 25% discount – is still ongoing and will be available until this coming Friday night. Just enter ‘TechEd11’ on checkout!
Thank you again.
Expect more photos and stories soon!
Good Morning folks,
After waiting for it a few weeks… Setting up for 2 days… The big day has arrived!
TechEd 2011 is starting!This morning, at 10:30AM the hall is opening and InstallAware is making its first debut in public eyes!
We are all very excited here and are waiting for you at our booth #1841 to visit us, meet with us, talk with us and grab our nice kit ;-)!
Remember, that is booth #1841 :).
Some pictures from setting up –
Last year, InstallAware’s paid search advertising on Bing was suspended, because, “your website does not have clear uninstall instructions for the software downloads it offers.” This generic excuse was ridiculous to be sure – InstallAware is not an end-user utility, it is a developer tool. On top, it is a developer tool that is used in building setups – the uninstallers that “Bing” could not find on our site are often powered by InstallAware.
We let the issue slide last year, given that the search engine market is still dominated by Google. It was a suspicious case to be sure, but not one of critical importance.
Recently reviewing an SEO report, I saw that InstallAware has absolutely ZERO pages indexed on Bing. Now this raised some additional suspicion: I also checked whether any other properties owned by InstallAware are indexed on Bing. None of them are. I also Bing’ed my own name. Whereas previously a lot of content about me, personally, used to show up – now it was all filtered away.
Wow, really guys?
Is Microsoft at the mercy of some low-lives who feel threatened about InstallAware, a product that Microsoft isn’t even in direct competition with?
Are these low-lives really the stuff that Microsoft is made of right now? Do these people really have so much pull there nowadays?
Just to be 100% sure, we’re going to re-submit InstallAware to the Bing indexer, and see what happens.
This blog post serves as our timestamp for when the submit happened. We’ll keep you posted.
So not sure if you all know but InstallAware is appearing @ TechEd 2011 in Atlanta and we’d love you to come visit us there! Our booth number is 1841. We’ll be giving out some nice InstallAware pens, brochures and a demo CD. We’re going to post live pictures on our blog and on our facebook page with some lives updates from TechEd.
This is InstallAware’s very first trade show, and all the team over at InstallAware is very excited.
I hope to see you there!