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Bing – Microsoft’s new search engine

LandofOz asked 2 years ago
Microsoft’s new search engine is Bing. I’m not sure how much competition it will give google, but I’m very curious as to what type of results it will give in comparison to the major search engines.

http://www.bing.com

10 Answers
Herb answered 2 years ago
think they also should have come up with an iGaming version called “Bling”

Dominique answered 2 years ago
Thanks for the heads up! I moved this to the SEO section.

Dominique answered 2 years ago
I had a chance to look this over – I like it. Clean look and feel , I like the descriptions on mouseover, the whole thing is really nice!

Bullajami answered 2 years ago
Just checking out BING, and I see they have webmaster and SEO tools. Anyone check them out yet? Are they another arrow in the quiver we should all be using?

The OPC answered 2 years ago
Bullajami;207258 wrote:
Just checking out BING, and I see they have webmaster and SEO tools. Anyone check them out yet? Are they another arrow in the quiver we should all be using?

I’ve recently begun playing around with their tools, I’ve seen results as far as listings are concerned, but it is too early to tell with respect to traffic.

Dominique answered 2 years ago
For personal searches, I have switched completely to Bing. I find it much better than google.

Plus, 25% of my SE traffic now comes from Bing. So I assume it will be a player.

scottpolk answered 2 years ago
Bing will definitely be a player and you should ALWAYS look at any traffic source that is significant (more than 5%), but until users search habits change I do not see it being a threat to Google … just my opinion

Bullajami answered 2 years ago
Is there a difference in optimizing for Google and optimizing for Bing? If so, is it significant?

scottpolk answered 2 years ago
Yes, there is some difference from what I have seen … when we first looked at Bing right after SMX Advanced in June at a Microsoft sponsored event – we were able to determine that Bing relied heavily on anchor text and URI architecture … which made it easy to SPAM … I have seen a couple small shift in this in the last month, but it still appears to be working.

I would still optimize for Google first due to the engine’s market share, but definitely keep an eye on Bing – just as you would Yahoo

rakebacknow answered 2 years ago
Microsoft seems very committed to undertake Google’s leadership with bing. I get some traffic from bing now, but not much yet. 25% would be nice.