Bing Roars Earlier than Announced

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It looks like the folks at Microsoft could no longer contain the excitement over their new search engine Bing. Bing is now alive and is starting to roar ahead of the June 3 schedule. That means you can start playing around Bing.com. searchenginejournalbing

Here’s some of  initial impression and observation:

  • Searching is fast, undoubtedly
  • The look and feel is pretty sleek as well (the tiger image could go away as it’s a bit distracting and emits an air of unprofessionalism)
  • The Quick Preview feature is pretty useful when displaying search result caption
  • Search filter, especially in the video search is good (sorry folks, no YouTube search results here)

Some interesting things to try out. Searching for Bing on Goole yields the following SERPs.

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It’s too early to tell how Bing could possibly impact the search engine market. But certainly some of its innovative features are something worth following (and perhaps copying) by Google. Although, Google would probably focus more on its latest project, Google Wave which is as equally cool as Bing although in a different avenue.

Arnold Zafra
Arnold Zafra writes daily on the announcements by Google, Ask.com, Yahoo & MSN along with how these announcements effect web publishers. He is currently building three niche blogs covering iPad News, Google Android Phones and E-Book Readers.
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  • Jim

    There _are_ Youtube results in bing video search, just so you know. :-)

  • http://brucetownsend.blogspot.com/ Bruce

    Is there a rule that you can’t be a search engine unless you have a stupid name?
    😉

  • http://www.technologyslice.com.au Technology Slice

    The index in Bing seems to be out of date.

  • http://www.tag44.com Tag44

    Although there are lots of search engines but Google is the best and the most user friendly.

  • Jim

    @Technology Slice

    Only United States version has all the bells and whistles so no point in evaluating other local versions (check top right of screen to see what version you’re looking at). :-)

  • http://aafter.com Subhankar Ray

    Bing’s focus on local is interesting. However, this can reduce their advertiser’s bottom line, as local listing can bypass the bigger brands.

    By the way, AAfter Search is focused on local for a while.

  • Rohit Khurana

    Can some one guide on how to set filter on bing so that unwanted video viewing can be set to ON and OFF ?