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The numbers are in- both Statcounter and ComScore show Microsoft’s Bing search engine, launched two weeks ago, chipping away at the solid hold Google has long maintained on search engine traffic. Within a week after it launched, Bing had jumped Yahoo! for the #2 spot, and caused Google’s market share to drop 6 points.
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from crimsongirl 1943 Days ago #
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Here’s something I don’t get about the recent Bing talk. This is not a new search engine. It’s a rebranding of Microsoft’s search engine, which used to be called Live. Was there any major algorithm change? All search engines tweak their algorithms constantly, but I didn’t notice any difference in the SERPS between the last week of Live and the first week of Bing. At least in the areas I monitor. There’s been a lot of publicity and this may raise awareness of Bing among lay people who reflexively use Google for all searches. But search professionals were always using Live (and Yahoo and Ask). Other than the cosmetics and the publicity, is there any difference between the old Live and the new Bing? I sincerely hope Bing succeeds because we’d all be better off if Google lost some market share. I’m rooting for them. But it’s worth remembering this is going to be a long journey for Microsoft, and Bing is a new brand, not a new search engine.

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from VMOptions 1941 Days ago #
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I have yet to see any major increase from Bing traffic.  I wish them success as well, but they still have a long way to go in delivering relevant search results.  It would also be nice if Bing better embraced the webmaster community as well.

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from JeffCampbell 1940 Days ago #
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Agree w/ VMO - Fortune 50 website here & traffic is consistant for the past many months.  MSFT is spending $100MM on advertising...fingers are crossed that equates to a lift in traffic.

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from usaseopros 1939 Days ago #
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I agree with crimsongirl.  Many people seem to be forgetting Bing is mostly a repackaged and polished amalgamation of Live and MSN search engines.  Like many on Sphinn, I’ve been fiddling with Bing off and on since it went live, but apart from some snazzy Web site preview features and a beautiful homepage, I fail to see the revolutionary changes the $80 million to $100 million marketing campaign is touting.It would be great for the search engine and online ad revenue market plaes for Bing to grow and compete with Google, but Bing hasn’t held on to it’s 1 day jump in the market share.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed too, but I’m not holding my breath.

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from bobloblawsblog 1938 Days ago #
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my clients saw about 0 - .5% of traffic from Bing last month, despit ranking really well - first page for 75% of search terms

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from Brandwise 1937 Days ago #
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This is hard to believe, but the promotions and ads have been running pretty aggressively. We started seeing some links comming from bing already. This is pretty cool.

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