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Microsoft Bing Celebrates 5-Years

   
11:18 am on Jun 3, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Today, Microsoft's Bing turns 5-years old, and many things have changed in that relatively short time.

Looking back, the semantic web began to take shape, and the "social" Internet moved up a few notches. Tablet and mobile computing became a game changer, and each of those generated even more data. Big data became a buzzword, and only big players have the capability to manage that data effectively.
I don't doubt that Bing will play an increasing role in our demand for easier access to data and how it's organized.

Thank you Bing for being there.

On June 3rd 2009, we debuted to the world with a fresh approach to search one that was anchored around the mission of empowering people with knowledge- helping them do more, not just search more. Microsoft Bing Celebrates 5-Years [bing.com]
8:54 pm on Jun 3, 2014 (gmt 0)

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It's the only alternative to G in the UK but it's going no where fast IMHO until it does simple things to match and better G functionality-wise - not just SERPS

Like adding a "search by date"

Results are good - but they could be so much better if you could default a "In the past 12 months" or "in the past 3 weeks" type function. Make it prominent - promote that sort of feature and users may come...

Here in the UK - good luck is all I can say even though the results are often as good as if not better than the G mess..
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5:09 am on Jun 5, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Thank you Bing for being there.

For being where? I rarely see traffic sent to any of our client's sites from Bing. Microsoft reports losing $2 Billion every year on Bing while Google makes billions upon billions in profits and its very existence depends on it.

So using Bing is a no-brainer cause, if you use Bing, you don't have a brain.
6:24 am on Jun 5, 2014 (gmt 0)

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until it does simple things to match and better G functionality-wise - not just SERPS

Like adding a "search by date"

But that's notoriously unreliable. Just try searching for, say, a WebmasterWorld post that you're utterly certain was made within the last month. Or, conversely, something you know is at least a year old.

Search engines have to be different. Otherwise what's the point? It would be better if they were even more different. Bing is fond of exact matches-- whether page titles or domain names-- so they sometimes send people my way ;) That's the main difference I see from the outside. (From the inside I see totally different ways of allocating the crawl budget. But really, why does each search engine have to run its own robots?)
12:38 pm on Jun 5, 2014 (gmt 0)

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IMO, Bing is not all about comparing it with consumer search. it is being used by Microsoft to empower their offerings for businesses in their devices, their OS and probably broad business relevant search than individual need, where no doubt google is the only option even today.
2:02 pm on Jun 5, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Microsoft's Bing turns 5-years old

MSN Search started in 1998 at about the same time as Google.

It then became Windows Live Search, and later Live Search, before becoming Bing.

The name is 5 years old, and is potentially due to change again soon.

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2:53 am on Jun 7, 2014 (gmt 0)

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For being where? I rarely see traffic sent to any of our client's sites from Bing. Microsoft reports losing $2 Billion every year on Bing while Google makes billions upon billions in profits and its very existence depends on it.

So using Bing is a no-brainer cause, if you use Bing, you don't have a brain.


well...do you ever ask why? where do you rank in bing?
where do you spend your ad dollars?

Just cause all your traffic comes from goog doesn't mean its sunshine and rainbows. that just means you have 1 source of traffic...which is never good.

more is better, spend some ad $$ a yahoo and bing.. spread it out so you aren't stuck high and dry when goog has a rankings fit.

bing is burning money to gain ground in an important market...that isn't brainless, thats just how it works. They were silly enough to let sweet little goog take over...then the little baby grew up into a take over monster... now they gota burn some cash to fight back.... the teddy bear has a knife behind his back....
 

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