ComScore announced yesterday via press release that during its second week, Microsoft saw its daily searcher penetration increase by 3 percentage points to 16.7 percent, compared to the week before Bing launched. This is up from 15.8 percent of daily searcher penetration during Bing’s first week online. Bing also garnered 12.1 percent of internet searches, compared to 11.3 percent during the week of launch and up from 9.1 percent before Bing launched.
“It appears that Microsoft Bing has continued to generate interest from the market for the second consecutive week,” said Mike Hurt, ComScore senior vice president. “These early data reflect a continued positive market reaction to Bing in the initial stages of its launch.”
The news comes about the same time Google decided to include a “Discover the Web” button on its homepage. The link brings you to a page that shows off all of the nifty things that irregular users might not know Google could do. Included is weather forecasts, movie times, a flight tracker and unit conversion.
"Hey, Brad, I Googled Ron Paul and I like what I saw."
"Yeah, I Bung (or Binged) him last week and watched a whole bunch of videos."
I tried bing but i'll still stick with Google's Chorme and my custom homepage.
I've been trying to compare the search output from both google and bing lately, and they're usually pretty spot on for each other. Sometimes google has a better result, and sometimes bing has a better result.
I've at least added bing to my firefox search box.
"Bing it" or "Binged"/"Bung" won't be used. We don't run around saying "I Yahooed it" or "Yahoo it", now do we?
However, I have made it a point to say "Bing it" anytime I would have said 'google it' before. Partly this is because the former is only 2 syllables while the later is 3, so its faster to say. But mainly I want to play the devils advocate and so far, its been catching people off guard. We'll see if I can make it catch on in my office.
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I've been using Bing quite a bit recently just to see how it compares. Right now it seems just as good as Google. Of course a lot of the things I search for tend to not come up with good results from anywhere, being that it is usually fairly obscure/specific sorts of things.