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Bing continues to Grow

Posted By Sujith Kosaraju on September 25th, 2009

Good news for Bing fans, The search engine continues to grow from its inception. According to the August 2009 Comscore search rankings, Microsoft sites grabbed an additional 0.4% share. Meanwhile, Google lost 0.1% share as did AOL, which is powered by Google search. Yahoo! and Ask.com remained steady.

This brings Bing’s market share gains since launch to 1.3% and Google’s loss since Bing’s launch to 0.4%. With the latest August numbers Microsoft stands at 9.3% compared to Google at 64.6%, this is first time ever Google’s Search share is dropping after the Search giant has taken over Yahoo Search.

Search Market Share August 2009

Search Market Share August 2009

Meanwhile, Bing experienced the biggest growth among the top 5 in search queries, at 7%, outpacing the percentage growth of overall searches as well.

New Features on Bing worth a try

Posted By Sujith Kosaraju on June 1st, 2009

Bing.com the all new search engine from Microsoft went live quietly today with out much hype. Already reviews from majority of the Tech sites have rated the search engine much user friendlier and as the Google killer. Lot of positive responses can be seen around on blogs and discussion about Microsoft Bing.

Few new features of Bing to try:

  • An ambiguous Web search: “turkey” (do you want images, recipes, facts, or a map of the country? The topic guides in the left explore pane will help you narrow your search).
  • All travel related searches: Bing Travel. Don’t have to visit a travel website, check the query for “chennai to hyderabad”.
  • Video search: “Tendulkar”  (Cool part is the video plays there itself, just hover over the thumbnail to play the video)
  • Image search: “Tiger” (infinite scroll displays all the images) with options to choose like Size, Layout, Colour,Style and People.
  • A health search: “Sore throat”
  • Shopping: “Digital SLR” (sort by price or brand, get average ratings and CashBack).
  • Maps: “BBQ” (automatically knows what city you are in and offers up geo-appropriate results).
  • News Search: “Bing” (what else?)

Check the all new Bing for yourself now at http://www.bing.com

Microsoft Bing goes Live

Posted By Sujith Kosaraju on June 1st, 2009

bing-goes-live

All new Micros0ft Bing Search Engine goes live. Check the first cut reviews of Bing Search here.