The popular sandwich shop near my house has been freaky slow lately– half-hour waits and the drivers seem to get lost even though I live on the same street and only three blocks away. Go figure.
Google, on the other hand, is insanely fast– picking up new sites and ranking them in as little as 10 hours. We helped a web developer launch a new client site yesterday on a brand new, just registered domain at 4:30PM CDT. We added the domain to the usual Google, Yahoo! and Bing URL submission forms, set up Google Webmasters Tools with a sitemap XML feed. This morning when we got to work– there was the site, ranking in Google number one for their brand. A quick check of the Google Webmasters Site Crawl report indeed confirmed it: Googlebot visited and indexed one page.
So far, nothing on Bing.