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Bing Builds Upon Impressive First Week

Stephen Logan

by Stephen Logan on 18th June 2009

Bing continues to confound its critics and rivals with impressive statistical data just a couple of weeks after it was first launched. In the latest statistics provided by comScore, it has seen a 3% rise in both searcher penetration and share of search result pages, to leave it at 16.7% and 12.1% respectively for the week ending 12/06/2009.

It will certainly be interesting to keep an eye on the rise of Bing and where it eventually levels off. Google of course remain well out in front, but rivals like Yahoo and Ask may well be looking like also-rans if they’re unable to gain back some momentum from the marauding Microsoft Bing.

After the non-entity that was Live Search, Bing has certainly come as a far more refreshing and user-orientated evolutionary step. The search results are very good, as indicated in my BlindSearch experiment – documented in the Redefining Search Engine Preference with BlindSearch blog post – whilst the aesthetics and multimedia results presentation are second to none.

With the kind of steady growth that it’s currently showing Microsoft will be hoping to consolidate a second place ranking, whilst also trying to bite into Google’s lead a little more. But while the furore surrounding its release has died down, this does at least show that some people have been converted and are in fact continuing to be converted over to Bing.

Stephen Logan

Stephen Logan

Stephen Logan is our Senior Content Marketer at Koozai. With four years experience writing exclusively for the search engine marketing industry, he has amassed a wealth of industry related knowledge. He will be breaking news stories and contributing compelling SEO related stories.

1 Comment

  • Rob Abdul 26th June 2009

    I don't think that Bing will be successful until Microsoft sort out their indexing issues.

    For example, sites that have almost all their pages indexed in Google have barely 20% indexed in Bing.

    Therefore Bing is not seeing most of the web.

    I wish Microsoft would sort this out – they have millions at their disposal and the brightest people working for them.

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