Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.226.175.101

Forum Moderators: mack

Message Too Old, No Replies

Microsoft's Bing Search Engine Business Reaches Profitability

     
10:53 pm on Oct 22, 2015 (gmt 0)

Administrator from JP 

WebmasterWorld Administrator bill is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Oct 12, 2000
posts:15136
votes: 167


Microsoft's Bing search business finally is profitable [zdnet.com]

Microsoft's search business has turned the corner and is finally profitable, and generated $1 billion in revenues during the company's first quarter of 2016.
5:13 pm on Oct 23, 2015 (gmt 0)

Administrator from GB 

WebmasterWorld Administrator engine is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month Best Post Of The Month

joined:May 9, 2000
posts:25902
votes: 872


Well, that's a good thing, imho. I'm sure there's a lot of people in Microsoft giving a sigh of relief over the progress of Bing.
Hopefully, it'll mean that Microsoft might put back some of that profitability into Bing.
12:33 pm on Oct 24, 2015 (gmt 0)

Full Member

Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:May 3, 2015
posts: 291
votes: 125


Hopefully they will be able to do some major ass hauling on their search engine to make a much bigger index. I like using Bing when I can't get an exact answer from G, but the smaller results pile usually helps me find what I need quickly.
1:58 am on Oct 25, 2015 (gmt 0)

Full Member

10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:June 4, 2005
posts:335
votes: 101


Maybe losing part of Yahoo (potentially all of Yahoo) will reverse this.

.
3:40 am on Oct 25, 2015 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from US 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tangor is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Nov 29, 2005
posts:9235
votes: 780


I dunno. Bing has always been profitable for me in that leads and visitors coming from Bing seem to be a bit different (ie. Willing to participate, pay, or buy). Happy to hear it was their turn to see profit.

(Early adopter of Bing. I don't use G at all for personal and only have it on a separate machine to see what G actually displays ... and most times I am neither impressed or satisfied ... but that's a different topic, of which there are several here in the google threads!)
10:47 am on Oct 25, 2015 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from US 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member keyplyr is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Sept 26, 2001
posts:12913
votes: 891


Maybe now they will no longer find it necessary to crawl each and every one of my pages 3x a day from msnbot, bingbot & their covert posing-as-a-browser UA.
11:53 am on Oct 25, 2015 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from US 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tangor is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Nov 29, 2005
posts:9235
votes: 780


@keyplyr , heck, I always thought that was because they loved me! :)

Bing actually honors crawl rate. Have you tried that?
12:47 pm on Oct 25, 2015 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from US 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member keyplyr is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Sept 26, 2001
posts:12913
votes: 891


No I don't use crawl rate in robots.txt, I control it server-side but it's not the speed it's the amount. Pretty much accustomed to it by now though. I just mentally deduct 1k page hits every day.
4:23 pm on Oct 26, 2015 (gmt 0)

Junior Member from PE 

10+ Year Member

joined:Mar 28, 2004
posts:144
votes: 0


For me Bing has been a better search engine for the last two years.
5:10 am on Oct 28, 2015 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:July 23, 2004
posts:556
votes: 74


Been Binging it for an entire year now and it's okay. At least I can find what I'm looking for there. I still use Google once in a while tho', like if I need to look up a phone number or something.

I don't care much for Bing's start page, so I designate one of my own.