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Windows 7: Microsoft's Bing Overtakes Yahoo For Now, Report Says

05 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 
Microsoft's Bing Overtakes Yahoo For Now, Report Says

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Microsoft's Bing, its new search engine, overtook Yahoo’s market share in its first days of release, according to a report by StatCounter. Microsoft has devoted between $80 million to $100 million in advertising Bing, according to reports, but time will tell whether it can retain its market share in the face of fierce competition from Google and Yahoo.

A report by StatCounter suggests that Microsoft's new search engine, Bing, has overtaken Yahoo’s U.S. market share a few days after its June 1 rollout.

The online traffic-analysis firm found that, on June 4, Bing had a 16.28 percent market share, ahead of Yahoo at 10.22 percent, but lagging far behind Google at 71.47 percent.

However.................
Microsoft's Bing Overtakes Yahoo For Now, Report Says

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05 Jun 2009   #2

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

If it is true, it is probably just everybody trying it out for the first time.
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05 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jfar View Post
If it is true, it is probably just everybody trying it out for the first time.
Thats why it says "For now"

They don't know if they can keep the lead.

~Lordbob
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05 Jun 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I think bing is a lot better than people give it credit for.
It's my default and will stay that way, as i have always found what I'm searching for and with less clicks/refinements as google.
I hope people start to look past the name and look into the product, as this article shows is happening... for now
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05 Jun 2009   #5

W7 Build 7201 / Vista Home SP2 ( Both x86)
 
 

Ive tried it out and to be honest its not very good is it ...... oh well google it is for me lol
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05 Jun 2009   #6

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I liked the concept overall, I like the idea of a more useful and even a blinged search engine. But it has to still be fast, a couple of little things really kill it for me.

1) In image search, resting your mouse over an image causes it to baloon up blocking other images. I HATE that kind of thing. now I have to purposely move my mouse carefully off to the scroll bar to be able to scroll through the images witout having them constantly baloon up every time I stop moving the scroll wheel on the mouse.

2) If you load a page with the image into the search engine itself (something I really don't like all by itself but is the default behavior) that web page and IE slow to a CRAWL. Not sure whats going on, but those two things make the image search much less useful and downright irritating.

Otherwise still giving it a chance for a few days...
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06 Jun 2009   #7

 

I've just been studying our stats, and although Live & MSN only accounted for less than 5% of search engine traffic for our sites, the traffic from bing is less than 0.5%

From my prospective as a site owner/administrator, bing is a fail as I see no point in optimizing the site for better results in bing (although there is no real info on how to do this yet) at the risk of messing up google optimization.
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06 Jun 2009   #8

W8 Pro, W7 Ultimate, XP Pro x64, Vista x64, Ubuntu
 
 

You don't need to mess with anything. You run an awesome site!
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07 Jun 2009   #9

Windows 7 build 7100 x86
 
 

i dont mind bing, though i would probably stick to google for searching. very used to the way that google's pagerank and search terms work.

the one area where bing shines - video searches. press video in top tab, search for what ever you want, and hovering over the thumbnails plays the video. awesome.
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08 Jun 2009   #10

Windows 7 Build 7127 (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by antt View Post
i dont mind bing, though i would probably stick to google for searching. very used to the way that google's pagerank and search terms work.

the one area where bing shines - video searches. press video in top tab, search for what ever you want, and hovering over the thumbnails plays the video. awesome.
It doesn't play the whole video unless it's extremely short. Anything over a couple of minutes gives a preview (small clip) of two or three parts of the video. The way they make the clips fade into each other transitions nicely, though.
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