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Bing results now showing on Facebook.

     
10:39 pm on Jun 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I am now seeing a Bing logo at the base of search results on Facebook. The logo, if clicked takes the user to a bing serp for the same term.

Right below the people results (on Facebook) there are web results powered by Bing.

Don't play this down, this could be a game changer.

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5:22 am on June 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

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They are taking a page out of Google's brand building playbook, circa 2000!

-Ryan

Hint: it was back when Yahoo's serps were powered by Google.
5:47 am on June 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Yea the good old days of nostalgia.

Its a lot of eyeballs exposed to Bing serps!

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6:35 am on June 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

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IMO, this is the biggest move Bing has made.

I'm of the mind that most users don't know/care what they search with so long as it's a familiar interface and meets basic needs.

Google is simply a habit with most users, not necessarily a preference, which can just as well be Bing given enough time and exposure.
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Well stated, dertyfern. The thing that I don't get is, why hasn't Microsoft(Bing)gone after a web search option at the top of every page on facebook? Maybe, facebook's asking price was perceived as too high? I dunno, the price for mashable.com to switch from Google to Bing search seemed to sway them quite easily.
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Yes, this could be the start of something big since Facebook has such a large audience.

That is exactly how Google became better known when they partnered with Yahoo in the beginning.

That's why I'm not buying into the Hitwise report saying Google gained in share. My site stats say otherwise.
8:53 pm on June 28, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Is anyone seeing traffic to their sites from this source? Do the traffic logs show Bing or Facebook as the source?
4:26 am on June 30, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Don't know, but my traffic (according to Google analytics) from bing went up about 15% on Monday, for keywords that were already number 1.

Perhaps that is from facebook/bing search, but others should be responding if that is the case.
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Our Bing traffic has remained the same, around 50 visits per day compared to 6,000 via Google.