BING and Me and ActiveRain

Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Liberty Homes RS-#62825

I kept hearing about Microsoft launching a new search engine called BING.  Google has always been the search engine of my choice and I often check other search engines to see how well my placement is.

Well, my husband and I were talking about it last night when I accidentally typed in the top search bar for something and up came "BING".  I was actually searching keywords for my website as I had made a big goof and had to go back to the backup from a week ago and redo some stuff.

Anyway, while typing in one of my keywords for Hawaii Relocation who should pop up on the first page of BING. NINE ...yes, NINE places out of TEN!

The first few spots on this first page were my website, a woohoo sally spot, website and Localism!

And then I kept scrolling down and saw the following.....Localism, ActiveRain, ActiveRain, Localism spots of my posts from different times and topics. I was jumping up and down. I am in the top spots on BING too!   

If you notice, I also put arrows on the right sides of these screen shots as well. For each topic they have a little pop up screen for each website. For the first shot it showed all the links on my website too! For Localism it showed the first snippet of the post. cool is this?  More Juice for my ActiveRain and Localism posts.

It's not that ActiveRain was losing Google's that it just may be that this new search engine is picking up the GOOD websites :) :)

What do you think?  



Be proactive in your Hawaii Relocation and Hawaii Home Buying Experience.

Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman is a Realtor-Associate with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs  she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocating to Hawaii, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents. Website: 



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Irene Kennedy Realtor® in Northwestern NJ
Weichert - Lopatcong, NJ

While I'm delighted for you, I'm sad for me. Just searched Bing and fare no better than I do on Google - not even on the map.  Have re-edited all my posts with "long tails" but don't seem to be on the map at all.  Perhaps it is just time - have only been at it 2 months...

Jun 13, 2009 06:43 AM #59
"The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW.
President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. - Kissimmee, FL

Woo Hoo...

I just Binged BB. I got bored after the third page of results with his name on them :)

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I'm off to Bing a few things :)

P.S. I could create an entire language using the word "Bing" :)


Jun 13, 2009 07:23 AM #60
Kemp Hooper
Lexington, SC
Short Sale Expert

Do you have a quick version of how to do that in SC? I could use your help!! Thanks!

Jun 13, 2009 07:31 AM #61
Norma Brandsberg
Marks Realty Co. Inc., Lynchburg, VA, 540-586-9496 - Forest, VA

So far in our area we are seeing nothing for search engine results.

Jun 13, 2009 07:49 AM #62
Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239
Keller Williams Commerce - Commerce, MI
Michigan homes for sale ~

BINGo you have reached the top of your game.  I need to work harder to get to the top

Jun 13, 2009 07:50 AM #63
Steve Graham
Inactive - Atlanta, GA

In my analytics from my website, I have noticed searches coming from Bing. Can they gain ground in the competitive search-engine business? Only time will tell.

Jun 13, 2009 08:33 AM #65
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Hi Sally,  Certainly a lot of national advertising behind the new site.  Lets hope it helps all of us.

Jun 13, 2009 08:45 AM #66
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I loved Bing, especially in the movie "High Society". Oops, wrong Bing. Time will tell. Getting people to change their Google habits will be hard. If Microsoft was the 20th century gorilla then Google is now the 21st one.

Jun 13, 2009 08:56 AM #67
Kat DeLong
LAKEVIEW REALTY, Lake Arrowhead. 909-273-4542 - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Realtor BRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate (

Woo-Hoo: I like it...I like it.

Jun 13, 2009 08:57 AM #68
Judy Greenberg
Coldwell Banker Long Grove - Buffalo Grove, IL
Coldwell Banker - Buffalo Grove - Long Grove Homes

My results aren't that good on Bing.  Does anyone know how to improve your status on Bing

Jun 13, 2009 09:19 AM #69
William James Walton Sr.
WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group - Waterbury, CT
Greater Waterbury Real Estate

I've gotta snoop around some more, Sally - but from what I'm seeing, #1, 3, 4, 6, 7 for one of my local area blogs on Bing. I am soooo happy about this!

Jun 13, 2009 11:27 AM #70
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Century 21 Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI

Teri: It's not too shabby is it?  It changes but not too much. It also matters with variations adding an s at the end of condos or homes. Same thing like google. :)

Robert: Try Yahoo too. I seem to have the right key words for what my niche is.

Leolinda: That's cute :0

Carole: I was curious and at one time checked all the search engines to see how i fared. I like the Bing Commercial :)

Tina: Let us know how you did :)

Lizette: Not really but I do try hard :)

Jun 13, 2009 03:35 PM #71
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Century 21 Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI

William: long as it's something. I can just take away an s and I've only got my website on it. Go figure.

Christine: Good for you....bottom's all going to depend what kind of words we're putting in our posts, the titles and tags.

Diego: Cool for you!

Christine D: It's just Microsoft doing their thing :)

Rita: Good for you too! You must be doing something right for other search engines to find you too:)

Roland: Jump on over!

Jun 13, 2009 03:40 PM #72
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Century 21 Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI

Jeff: I laugh at the commercial lol. It you crazy...or utilize it the fullest :)

Virginia: good deal..let us know.

Maureen: Great!  Another search engine to check our placement :)

Greg: You just go on and bing yourself buddy :)

Laura: Granted it's not like that for everything I want...but what can I expect....for free :)

Mike: ....okay Mike ..go check the Bing :)

Gita: It doesn't hurt to see how your placement is elsewhere. The consumer goes elsewhere as well.

TLW: LOL.  Yeah...I got bored with my name too :)  I'd love to see a BING post from you lol


Jun 13, 2009 03:44 PM #73
Nestor & Katerina Gasset
International Properties and Investments LLC - Wellington, FL
Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale

Sally- That is great. Of course we want to think that BING is picking up the Good Sites. As with all new search engines- let's enjoy the thrill for a while- the spammers start coming and then BING will have to change things and we may not see the same results. It happens unfortunately with every good thing on line, the spammers try to take advantage. They did it to Google in the beginning and so Google had to shift its' indexing protocol. It happens to great content sites like Squidoo and Scribd.

So we shall enjoy the moment while it is in our hands:)

Jun 13, 2009 03:49 PM #74
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Century 21 Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI

Kemp:  Go to and type in keywords you use in your posts so people can find you.

Norma: what kind of keywords are you using? Are you being consistent in all your posts with your titles, tags and keywords for specific things you're writing about?

Russ: Not quite...but work hard at what I have :)

Jennifer: It sure is Microsoft :) ...and I've been registered with Windows Live for years....but finally did my profile etc. Kind of like Google profile :)

Steve: I'm sure there is competitiveness....even in the search engine world. Aren't we?

Bill: I'm sure it will. I mean... it's just like each of us..we all have our likes/dislikes and for me even IE is better for me than Firefox. Why? I like simple...and I don't have a bunch of stuff runnning in the background to mess up my use.

Joe: Hahah. I'm not changing my google habits...I'm just stating that other people may use other search engines more than let's all take advantage of ALL search engines to see our placement :)

Kat: I bet you do :)


Jun 13, 2009 03:59 PM #75
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Century 21 Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI

Judy: It's just a matter of what you are gearing towards..your niche.

William: Pretty cool huh?

Katerina: No matter what....there will always be game players :)

Jun 13, 2009 04:03 PM #76
William Johnson
RE/MAX Associates - San Diego, CA
San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE

Woo Hoo! Hi I got your invitation but it only seems to work with hotmail ( no surprise with Internet Explorer). Would do me a favor? Would send me another invitation to my hotmail address, I am sure that will work.

Jun 13, 2009 05:56 PM #77
Jason Sardi
Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina - Charlotte, NC
Your Agent for Life

Bada Bing!  Good for you, Sis.  I haven't even heard of Bing.  I suppose I should get out more;)  I'll be checking to see where I may or may not rank.

Jun 14, 2009 07:39 AM #78
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate

I was watching TV on (as usual) the night of the Bing rollout. I didn't know what they were talking about, the week before. But I watched the excitment for a little while on hulu, then the next day, it was everywhere!

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