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Microsoft Launching Bing.com on June 3

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 2 comments

Over the last week or so we’ve been hearing about Bing, Microsoft’s latest search effort formally known as Kumo. Today sees the Redmond company unveiling the ‘decision engine’ which will be online for American users on June 3.

Given that we’re not allowed to use it for another week, it’s hard to know if the new search engine, with all its nifty new tricks to give you smarter search results, is actually any better than Live search or even plain old Google Suggest. Previous reports that said Microsoft was endeavoring to cut down on clicks and rumors about sorting results into subcategories were all true.

Guardian UK cites Alex Hoye, chief executive of Latitude, a company that specializes in search engine marketing and pay-per-click advertising, as saying: "This is the first thing we've seen in a long time that has things Google doesn't have. That's nice to see."

Right now, there’s little to go on but like we said before, we can’t wait to see what Microsoft has come up with. We just don’t know if it’ll be worth leaving Google for.

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    computabug , 29 May 2009 02:50
    I have the feeling that Google has something better up their own sleeve that they're keeping quiet about...
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    DoDidDont , 7 June 2009 22:06
    Good thing this is in the joke section, like most of Microsoft’s efforts these days!

    Why are Microsoft bothering to try to compete against Google search when the big problem has always been their completely Cr*p web crawl system and its inability to index WebPages, Titles and Keywords correctly! Google sorted out these problems a long time ago! I speak to hundreds of webmasters that think exactly the same thing, and don’t use Microsoft searches anymore just out of principle because of the annoyance it causes them. Websites that have flawless HTML code written for them that Google indexes correctly, displays the title and description correctly, and finds the websites by using any or all keywords, Microsoft search on the other hand, usually messes everything up and it’s a complete lottery if a webmasters site will be indexed from one month to the next, and have to be resubmitted, and your lucky if 5% of your keywords will actually work, and these are small business websites that get between 500 and 10,000 hit’s a month according to Google’s analytics. Another joke is Microsoft’s Webmaster tools! Apart from the already mentioned Keyword problem and lack of actual tools, you’ll be lucky if any external links are found by the Microsoft crawler, Google finds all of them! LONG LIVE GOOGLE! LONG LIVE GOOGLE!!