Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Search Engine Reviews - Microsoft's Bing is Here

"BING" - the word has been buzzing the world wide web for quite some time now. The Bing is here now! The newest take on the web by Microsoft is now open to the world since this morning - June 02, 2009, although it was about to go live on Wednesday, June 3, 2009. When the Search Engine giants like Google, yahoo, Altavista is already there in the market, what sets Microsoft's new Search Engine apart? What makes it different from these existing giants. This review on the new search Engine developed by Microsoft will clarify what Bing is all about. I am sure people all over the world got gripped in a bit of confusion to find Bing replacing Live.com. Yes, Live.com is redirecting to Bing.com since morning June 2, 2009.

Since its a new born baby with just a few hours of age, it is not devoid of technical drawbacks. I came across forums, where many international Internet users have stated that they noted different results and features in varied IP addresses and languages. Bing is not amongst those full proved Search Engines that have engulfed the lion share of World Wide Web.

Whatever the tech issues might be, Bing will hopefully come up with stronger and flawless version shortly. Keep your finger crossed! Check out the features that Bing has come up with...

Video Previews: Pretty cool this feature is, with tons of facilities for the users! Good news is that the international users are able to to watch pretty lengthy clips on Bing, which is helpful. There's another part of the story too! Loic Le Meur the founder and CEO of video conversation site Seesmic.com discovered something that's really annoying! Even after tweaking the safe search settings Loic discovered that Bing could preview any video clip, including the restricted ones.

Search Categories: The meeting held in the last week at the unveiling of the Search Engine, Bing, Steve Ballmer the CEO of Microsoft defined the current search one-dimensional. He said people can "find information quickly and use the information they've found to accomplish tasks." This will grow to become a lot more helpful. Currently, broad searches in Bing for terms with deep results are bringing up suggestive categories to try searching under and the results are pretty detailed and are showing up things even at micro level. For instance a search for "cell phones" yields links for reviews, price comparison, repairs, and so many other good stuff including shopping links, images and related videos. The overall search results count to 132,000,000, while for the same buzz phrase Google returns 120,000,000 results. Interestingly Bing seems to organize the search results neatly for every single search and semi-specific categories.

Shopping start point: This could set Bing apart from the existing Search Engines. Bing has already taken over the Microsoft's previous product (Search Engine) Live.Com, where users could occasionally find amazing cash-back bonuses and sophisticated shopping points. Keeping focused on the great shopping start point feature, Bing can mark a difference with more effective and smarter results.

RSS feed results: Although nothing worthy enough boast at, but the browser should detect an RSS feed on the results page for search terms automatically, and, given that. Since it's a new search database, Bing's results feeds might come up with some newest and you some new and very intriguing results.

Read out the extracts of some early reviews on Bing:

Gizmodo: "In the automatically generated top links for Gizmodo are months-old links to single posts about the second Bill Gates/Seinfeld ad and leaked box shots of the Zune 16GB and 160GB models. Really?"

Ars Technica: "The results for some queries blow my mind: how is it possible that the results can be so preposterously useless? Other times, though, a comparison with the old Live Search shows that Bing obviously has had its algorithm tweaked for the better."

Mashable: "There's at least three very different versions of Bing right now, and depending on where you are, your Bing experience will be very different. It's a very weird decision from Microsoft, bound to cause a lot of confusion, but hey: it's the Microsoft way."

Technologizer: "Bing attempts to differentiate itself from what Steve Ballmer would call "the market leader" in search by focusing on helping users with four common action-oriented search tasks: making a purchase, planning a trip, researching a health condition and finding a local business."

ReadWriteWeb: "The main difference between the two search engines is that Bing offers more options on the left, including special sections for symptons, medication, children, etc. It also offers 'related searches', which with health-related searches is typically helpful ... With Google you can get more options too, but you have to click "Show Options..." - which we're not sure how many users do."

Buzz this

No comments:

Post a Comment