Bing, doing well because of one reason

166px-bing_logosvgI ran across a story just a while ago from Mashable: Bing Now Bigger Than Digg, Twitter and CNN.  People seem to wanna give it’s props for being a initial success.  Well from the statistics it seems that’s true, but tell me what is the major reason they are getting all this traction?  I have used a couple of times but it’s nothing special, it’s just a new search engine.  Microsoft finally got it right don’t try to build off the old search system build a whole new search system.  That is part of the success, but the truth Bing is successful for one reason and one TRUE reason alone ONE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS.  That is the advertising budget that has been alocated for the serach engine.  Tell me who can’t succeed with that kind of money at their disposal.  Now take that to the bank, IMO the jury is still out on bing.  Lets see how much traction they keep after the money is gone.  You can call me a hater or fill in the _________, but you know how things go with Microsoft they copy successful companies instead of innovate as they claim.

Please leave me your comments about and what you think.


3 Responses to Bing, doing well because of one reason

  1. mark says:

    I tried it for a while, but I just haven’t found the search results to be as useful as what I get from Google. I will say that it’s better than previous Microsoft attempts, but not good enough to switch.

  2. Wade says:

    Full disclosure, I’m a Microsoft employee, but I’ve been using Live Search flavors for 3 years, and used Google before that. (I used both initially, when I didn’t believe Live Search’s results for a particular query were as good as it got… well, often they were or it was not worth the effort to use 2 engines to see results move up or down a few places.) I haven’t noticed a big change since the Bing name was applied; Bing just works for me. To Mark’s comment… what’s great enough about Google that would make me switch back?

  3. black says:

    Thanks for your comments I’m sorry I didn’t answer earlier.

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