• http://www.davidprince.co.uk/ David Prince

    Interesting – this would almost certainly affect sites with lots of UGC which isn’t editor-reviewed. I wonder whether Bing considers spelling and grammar in comments.

  • PStrohm

    Lol, sure like some SEO care.

  • http://jameshalloran.net/ James R. Halloran

    If people aren’t typing such errors into the search engines, chances are you’re not getting visits. So, it’s no surprise that this is so for all search engines, not just Bing or Google.

  • Durant Imboden

    Google doesn’t care, and Bing does? Vive la difference!

  • Dale Richart

    “This is contrast to Google is a different story…” (from the article above)
    This is not what I want to see when reading an article about the value of good grammar.

  • James Perrin

    Whilst I’d like to say this is welcomed news, I don’t how they will actually be able to manage this. Also, as David points out, this will have a major effect on UGC. A lot of sites currently advocate this to foster a community feel – so it’s a bit contradictory from the search engines to penalise sites with bad grammar, especially if the bad grammar is found on comments and other UGC. Will be interesting to see how this plays out.

  • Bruce Bennett

    Poor spelling? Will that include the different spellings of words used in the UK and US?