• http://www.ryanpark.me ryanpark.me

    Very nice post about Bing.com Danny, I’ve been interested myself in doing some research on Bing’s growth (or lack there of) from a visitor’s point of view. It’s strange timing we decide to write the same type of article at the same time :)

    Check out my analysis of bing’s performance:

    http://ryanpark.me/2009/07/bing-com-dead/

    I’ve been playing with Bing since launch and I find it’s much too like Google. Where’s the differentiation? I’ve tried some of the “revolutionary” features, but I just can’t be bothered to begin learning a new engine that’s losing market share imo….

    Your thoughts?

  • Dudibob

    So Bing gained 25% and still lost 4% market share to Google, how fast is Google still growing then!

  • http://www.brickmarketing.com nickstamoulis

    This is not surprising with the buzz around Bing and the amount of media Microsoft is spending to drive visitors. I think you are totally right, the question is will these increased visitors actually stay using Bing for the entire month and even the long term…time will tell!

  • http://www.crearecommunications.co.uk Oliver

    I don’t think Bing will ever be as big as Google and it will take a long time to gain as many visitors as Google. Microsoft already have a search engine with MSN and in my opinion there was no need for Bing.

  • http://www.rimmkaufman.com George Michie

    Hi Danny,

    I’m not convinced that the week over week growth in Bing is anything other than statistical noise. Looking at the breakdown of PPC advertising among our clients and zooming out, the “trend” seems to disappear. We shall see.

  • http://WickCentrick.com Wickerpedia

    While content and design is important, relevancy is king. Google has proven this for over a decade now.

    Growth of the semantic web means having great content is getting easier and easier. Understanding user intent via keywords gets much easier when you have a highly detailed demographic data set on the user like the Social Networks. Since Google assigns value to the data (at scale) they therefore act as the glue that connects the user intent and the robust data.

    Until an a content valuation method superior to PageRank is found I find it unlikely that Google will be challenged. Bing and Yahoo! are just putting new coats of paint on a inferior search technology.

    Things like Twitter Search are closest to making PageRank obsolete. As people use weblinks less and Social Media tags, IMs and Twits more, the PageRank concept breaks down.

    However, not to be left behind, Google surely has taken this into consideration in Wave.

  • nitendra

    yeah its true year by year it has increased its user. It deserve bcoz single word “Google” created opportunity to earn to millions.