Bing! You’re It: Can Microsoft’s Newest Search Engine Rival The Beast?

Bingo…I mean Bing is the latest edition claimed to be the newest, greatest…next best search engine to rival the undeniable king, Google. Bing.com is on scheduled to replace Live.

Have you checked this new search engine out yet? Do you like it? Let us know what you think of this latest search platform. I was pleasantly surprised, actually, and plan on investigating it further. Bing offers us searchers categorized listings and if you hover over certain links, you will see ‘more info’. Streamlined and quite nice!

Bing search engine results page

The fly-outs next to the actual links give users a quick glimpse into what the page is about prior to clicking on the link. Like Google, there are advertising links and options for the user to ‘sign in’ with an account. Bing’s search results categorize the listings  for you – depending on your industry. See here:

Bing search results broken out by categories

The results are in and they seem pretty good to me! Critics are biting their tongues as they review this new engine. With a mere 8% of the search market, I think it’s safe to say that Microsoft has some catching up to do in order to compete with Google’s dominating, 64%. Oh well, I guess you gotta start somewhere! Kudos to you, Mr. Bing for putting yourself out there.

About Sara Mannix

Sara Mannix founded Mannix Marketing, Inc., a Digital Marketing Agency headquartered in Glens Falls, NY, in 1996 with a goal to get clients found on the web through organic Search Engine Optimization (SEO). The company now serves over 1500 clients worldwide and employs a team of nearly 30 specialists, operating under the tagline "Success Measured." The tagline reflects the company's focus on measurable results for every client. This multifaceted company is an industry leader, specializing in organic SEO, Conversion Rate Optimization, SEO-friendly Website Design, Paid Social Media Advertising and Google Paid Search. Mannix Marketing has two divisions, one side is focused on lead generation for nationally competitive businesses. The other side is focused on local businesses. Mannix has one of the largest portfolios of tourism and city guides in Upstate New York. These guides, (Albany.com, Saratoga.com, LakeGeorge.com, and Adirondack.net etc), reach over 10 million visitors a year. Corresponding social media profiles for the region extend this reach to millions more on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube, and more.