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Thursday, 11 August 2011 12:47

Bing growing in popularity

Written by Nick Farell
microsoft

Google is still king
Research from Experian Hitwise shows that Microsoft's Bing search engine grew in popularity throughout July  but Google still dominates the search engine market in the UK.

Bing searches  grew by 0.96 percent, accounting for 3.84 percent of all searches conducted in July. The popularity of Microsoft search engines was also seen to have experienced a year-on-year increase of 0.67 percent. It means that Microsoft has overtaken Yahoo as the UK's second most popular search engine.

Google's monthly share of searches fell by 0.98 percent in July and by 0.56 percent compared to the same period last year. Bing has a hell of a climb if it wants to overtake Google, which retained 91.04 percent of all searches in the UK in July.

Federal Trade Commission lawyers, in conjunction with several state attorneys general, have been asking whether Google prevents smartphone manufacturers that use its Android operating system from using competitors' services.

Nick Farell

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+1 #1 Mr. Awesome 2011-08-11 14:27
It's really too bad that Bing is growing. It's positively unreliable and inferior to Google to ridiculous levels. It just shows that many people have no idea what search engine they are using or how to change it.
 
 
+3 #2 yourma2000 2011-08-11 14:37
Google is too cool of a search engine, their new image upload search is awesome for finding higher quality images of ones you already have, it must save so many man hours
 
 
-2 #3 fed44 2011-08-11 17:38
Quoting Mr. Awesome:
It's really too bad that Bing is growing. It's positively unreliable and inferior to Google to ridiculous levels. It just shows that many people have no idea what search engine they are using or how to change it.

Quite wrong actually, if you set it to en-us and search for english stuff you wont need to visit google again. If you then want to search for stuff from other countries use the loc tag. My experience tells me if bing cant find it don't bother on google, and I haven't visited google in years.
 
 
-1 #4 Magnetawan 2011-08-11 20:10
Quoting fed44:
Quoting Mr. Awesome:
It's really too bad that Bing is growing. It's positively unreliable and inferior to Google to ridiculous levels. It just shows that many people have no idea what search engine they are using or how to change it.

Quite wrong actually, if you set it to en-us and search for english stuff you wont need to visit google again. If you then want to search for stuff from other countries use the loc tag. My experience tells me if bing cant find it don't bother on google, and I haven't visited google in years.


No. Bing demonstrates its inability to search for useful results quite regularly. Stand beside a gas station, use a Bing related map to find it. At best, you've got a 50/50 chance of success.
 
 
+1 #5 fed44 2011-08-11 20:48
Bings map metadata may not be complete and I was referring to the search engine part of bing but this will change in the future and european countries should be getting stuff like streetview soon. Also google maps simply runs terribly in my browser compared to bing maps and bings servers are noticibly faster. There are many services that belong to bing and there will be advantages to the one over the other in both directions but I can definitively say that the search service works well.
 
 
0 #6 PorscheRacer14 2011-08-12 10:09
Now that's irony. Sounds eerily familiar with everyone else complaining that Windows ships with Internet Explorer...
 
 
0 #7 PorscheRacer14 2011-08-12 10:12
It would be interesting to know if the Bing searches were from PCs or Windows Phone 7 or Android.
 
 
+2 #8 STRESS 2011-08-12 12:35
Quoting Mr. Awesome:
It's really too bad that Bing is growing. It's positively unreliable and inferior to Google to ridiculous levels. It just shows that many people have no idea what search engine they are using or how to change it.

And you do not have a [censored]ing clue what you're talking about. Bing search is as good sometimes better than google and at least it does not censor as google does. Google is a massive evil company trying to disguise themself as being your friend. Diversity is always good. Never rely on a single source!
 

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