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Live switched to Bing

A new beta test interface for Msn Live search

     

angiolo

7:23 am on Jun 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Today I noted that search.live.com switched to www.bing.com.

It is a Beta version, maybe working only in some countries.
I got bing.conm here in Italy.

The Algo seems to me more "local".
I am curious about the way bing.com find local results: one factor seems IP location...

skibum

3:32 pm on Jun 5, 2009 (gmt 0)

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This is the best they've come out with so far from the search engine, to the image to the commercials on TV to promote it. They blow those old Ask.com commercials out of the water.

The message from MSFT for this seems to be you can use this engine to DO x,y,z. Google is a habit at this point which will be very difficult to overcome, Yahoo! stands for what?

The message anyway, is action or task oriented, not just a Yahoo! yodle or Google it. I think it will do much more damage to Yahoo! and given that MSFT was ready to fork over so many billions for Yahoo! not so long ago, it makes one wonder how long this thing has been in serious development. If they really though this would fly or it has been in development for a while, then why the serious offers to by Yahoo! for so much $$$?

Google might have to step up the promotional efforts in traditional media to fend this off. Thing is, what message in traditional media can either Yahoo! or Google convey to say why you should use them instead of the new MSFT engine?

vetofunk

5:45 pm on Jun 5, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Does anyone know why they are displaying the information in the pop-out (next to the serp listing) the way they are displaying it? Any idea how to edit it?

Seb7

11:53 am on Jun 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Some interesting Bing stuff:
[webpronews.com...]

<meta name="robots" content="nopreview">

Apparently the 'adCenter' is something worth looking at - (which I will later.)

[edited by: eelixduppy at 12:18 am (utc) on June 9, 2009]
[edit reason] snipped URL [/edit]

trinorthlighting

3:58 am on Jun 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I am pleased to say that bing must be catching on. I am seeing an increase in referals vs live. Results look real good compared to Google right now.

angiolo

10:17 am on Jun 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I can confirm, as other did here, that referrals increased slightly; I refer to several sites we manage.

Referrals from image searches increased a lot.

It's not only a a "redesign": quality search result is more similar to google quality as well.

Definitely a good improve!

bwnbwn

2:00 pm on Jun 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Little news today confirms the reason behind the increased referrals
Bing has for now overtaken Yahoo from this "one" source.

[eweek.com...]

I use statcounter and confirmed were Bing in my stats (7 years)has for the first time ever overtaken Yahoo.

fargo1999

2:24 pm on Jun 8, 2009 (gmt 0)



It is interesting to see the history of "bing.com" domain; hopefully this time the domain will be owned by the same entity for the years to come :) - [web.archive.org...]

Btw. I do think that "bing" is more marketable domain; sounds and types better/easier than "google". Good move on MS.

northweb

2:39 pm on Jun 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

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No sign of any advertising or promotional campaigns for Bing in my area of the country. Micosoft will have to spend major money to take market share from google.

any word on this?

bwnbwn

8:52 pm on Jun 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

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As reported earlier on the p--- issue and I felt that this was goning to be a a big problem for MSN

Some news today on it.
[foxnews.com...]

BillyS

11:51 pm on Jun 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

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The novelty will wear off.

MLHmptn

6:36 am on Jun 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

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The novelty will wear off.

This is exactly what I was thinking but my stats arent reporting that, quite the contrary actually.

tangor

7:00 am on Jun 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I like bing. I'm seeing a lot of traffic from bing. Bingo! (duh)

But there does seem to be a lack of bottom, but I suspect, given the more recent aggressive behavior of msnbot(x) these days that might soon change. Y! has dropped to third in recent hours...days... and it looks like that trend might continue. Not ruling Y! out, or their multi-years database/history. MS, however, seems a little more serious this time around...might say they were a little ticked about a past deal falling through. :)

badbadmonkey

7:46 am on Jun 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Dammit the traffic doesn't count until Google add it as a "search engine" rather than a referral to Analytics... what's wrong with them? 10 days now, it's starting to look like it's deliberate LOL

zeus

11:33 am on Jun 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I must say they have done a fantastic job with Bing image search, good results, great way to present the images and the most important thing your images are not filtered like on Google here you really get all the images they have with filter on with no glitches to nude images, its perfect.

fearlessrick

2:39 pm on Jun 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

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As a webmaster for 11 years running, I am just happy that somebody - Bing - is at least trying to usurp the monopoly that is Google. even if Bing makes incremental gains in searches/referrals, it's better than what existed before.

My initial impressions are good: my site has #1 ranking for my keywords, plus better sub-links (more focused) than on Google and I really like the ad campaign so far.

As an Apple guy, having never had much love for MSFT, I now feel compelled to dance with the devil. Bing it!

zeus

3:40 pm on Jun 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Is it just me or has the search results also got better, I would even say very close to google quality.

I have made even more searches now in all topics, I must say im impressed. Personally im not placed as good as on google, but close.

dertyfern

5:37 pm on Jun 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I see nice quality results for my bag of searches--not necessarily my sites well ranked. The results seem to be improving.

As far as referrals go, I've seen not only continuous flow of traffic but nice conversions ratios.

Boulder90

7:18 am on Jun 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Bing traffic is converting much better for my site than Google. It also likes my site a lot, both in regular search and image.

[edited by: Boulder90 at 7:18 am (utc) on June 10, 2009]

Digmen1

7:53 am on Jun 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I like it, it looks nice and modern and clean.

It makes Google look old fashioned.

As for search results, I don't think they are as complete as Google.

BUT I DO like the fact that from here in New Zealand (or anywhere I suppose) I can click on Advanced search and then Country and pretend I am searching from another country. That is great for me and my company.

I don't think you can do that in Google.

koan

8:09 am on Jun 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Does that mean we can safely block Live referrer spam with anything coming from live.com? This stuff sure got old fast, and is still going on.

zeus

5:11 pm on Jun 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I really think with the normal results and image results Bing could be a good competition now for Google.

graeme_p

8:21 pm on Jun 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I have been using Blind Search, which gives you Google, Bing and Yahoo results side by side, and only reveals which is which after you pick which you prefer.

I mostly prefer Google, but I do pick Bing sometimes. The surprise is that I pick Yahoo nearly as often as Google - my initial impression (from using it directly) was that Bing was better than Yahoo.

Google remains the best at long phrases and complex or ambiguous searches.

I also noticed that Yahoo and Bing love Wikipedia even more than Google does.

dailypress

8:52 pm on Jun 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I only get 0.01% of search engine traffic from bing. Im not sure if its my sites ranking or lack of traffic from bings side.

regardless I dont think they can compete with Google.

teguh123

7:47 am on Aug 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

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The search nude may return sexually explicit content.
To get results, change your search terms.

Nah... Most would like google more.

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