What a shame. I was really getting to like Bing, Microsoft’s new search-engine. Primarily based on its seemingly excellent ability to suppress crufty sites (recruitment, generic sales, dubious galleries selling mass-produced prints, etc) and keep them off the first few results pages. No more, it seems. They’re obviously tweaked the algorithm, and Bing now seems to be just as bad as Google in letting cruft rise to the top. I wonder if it’s because they’ve stopped the hand-weeding programme that was going on during launch? Or because the ‘Search Engine Optimisation’ spivs have worked out how to game the engine?