I was pretty happy the past year or so that someone was finally putting up a good fight against Google’s monopoly in search. We need competition. But now what? Bing is paying sites to block Google from indexing them? Really?
As of today, I’m blocking Bing.
It’s not that I love Google’s monopoly that much (I think it’s great that they have competition), but how EVIL can you get? Paying companies to block a competitor’s searchbot? 1990s Microsoft playbook anyone? Not with my internet you’re not! Let the backlash begin.
I added a robots.txt file to my root folder (here), this is the code that I put in it:
Hopefully that does the trick. Let me know if I have to change it.
Here’s a screenshot of Bing’s percentage in my traffic by the way, blocking them won’t hurt me much. Even if it did, I’d block them:
Now someone wants to register and set up blockbing.org with easy instructions or something?