Is Bing slowly overtaking Google?

by AFI
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I was watching the news last night and they were showing the location of where there was a house fire. They used to show the location on "Google Maps" but I was so surprised to see that they are now using Bing for their mapping locations of news that they're reporting.
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  • Profile picture of the author Henri J
    I'm still loving Google because their search is so much better, but Bing may be overtaking other parts. Who knows what happens in a few years. Skynet?
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    • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
      Originally Posted by Henri J View Post

      I'm still loving Google because their search is so much better, but Bing may be overtaking other parts. Who knows what happens in a few years. Skynet?
      I think that depends a little on what you're searching for. I've been getting better results in Bing for some searches. As an interesting aside, Google gets compared to Bing more and more as being too big and too powerful.
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  • Profile picture of the author M Thompson
    Originally Posted by AFI View Post

    I was watching the news last night and they were showing the location of where there was a house fire. They used to show the location on "Google Maps" but I was so surprised to see that they are now using Bing for their mapping locations of news that they're reporting.
    Lots of sites are using bing maps , Garmins online tools switched as well so it must be a marketing ploy by bing.

    Forget about bing overtaking google it's facebook that are setting the pace now, I did some research last week for a blog post and Facebook is driving more traffic to a lot of sites now than google.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel F. Lavoie
    It will take a couple of years before they come head-to-head
    with this mammoth! Competition is always a good thing tho (except
    in my niche!)
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  • Profile picture of the author matt5409
    i hope not, i always have a tough time ranking in Bing. some sites won't even get indexed, and i just put that down to microsoft being cr*p. but we'll see.

    if you look at most search trends in google (using trends) you'll notice that MOST tend to decline - i'm not sure whether that is down to the economy or google slowly losing market share.
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    • Profile picture of the author AFI
      Originally Posted by matt5409 View Post

      i hope not, i always have a tough time ranking in Bing. some sites won't even get indexed, and i just put that down to microsoft being cr*p. but we'll see.

      if you look at most search trends in google (using trends) you'll notice that MOST tend to decline - i'm not sure whether that is down to the economy or google slowly losing market share.
      I have a tough time ranking in Bing too. But I'm told that it's the exact opposite of Google to rank on. While Google mostly relies on backlinks as more important, Bing relies on on page SEO and valued content. It's what I've been told anyway.
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      • Profile picture of the author matt5409
        Originally Posted by AFI View Post

        I have a tough time ranking in Bing too. But I'm told that it's the exact opposite of Google to rank on. While Google mostly relies on backlinks as more important, Bing relies on on page SEO and valued content. It's what I've been told anyway.
        that's absolutely right, but i've tried pumping out the keyword thick content to no avail. i know bing also loves exact match domains, which i think google was doing about 10 years ago. which shows how far bing has to come to match the mighty G.
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      • Profile picture of the author espresso
        Originally Posted by AFI View Post

        I have a tough time ranking in Bing too. But I'm told that it's the exact opposite of Google to rank on. While Google mostly relies on backlinks as more important, Bing relies on on page SEO and valued content. It's what I've been told anyway.
        really
        I have the opposite problem I can rank in Bing and yahoo quit easily but Google escapes me

        Maybe we should work together
        I will rank the site in Bing/yahoo and you in google
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  • Profile picture of the author Rich Struck
    lol No. Bing sucks. It isn't slowly overtaking anything.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ernie Lo
    As a search engine Google is still king

    As a traffic generator for website owners Google still is king.

    In fact my yahoo and bing traffic combined still doesnt beat Google.

    However Bing has definitely grown and has gained lots of ground on Yahoo.
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    • Profile picture of the author AFI
      Originally Posted by Ernie Lonardo View Post


      However Bing has definitely grown and has gained lots of ground on Yahoo.
      They should rename it to "YaWHO??"
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      • Profile picture of the author Ernie Lo
        Originally Posted by AFI View Post

        They should rename it to "YaWHO??"
        Haha good one. To be honest I've never been a fan of Yahoo. Way too slow and too many things going on -on the page.
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        • Profile picture of the author matt5409
          Originally Posted by Ernie Lonardo View Post

          Haha good one. To be honest I've never been a fan of Yahoo. Way too slow and too many things going on -on the page.
          definitely. if google is not a testament to how people prefer clutter-free pages i dont know what is!
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      • Profile picture of the author paulie888
        Originally Posted by AFI View Post

        They should rename it to "YaWHO??"
        It seems like it has just about fallen off the map. It's so funny how fortunes can change so quickly, especially since Yahoo was such a dominant force back in the 90s - it was the de facto search engine back then, but today it's lost a lot of its significance.

        It's a little like the role reversal between Facebook and MySpace, which has been relegated to nothing more than a curiosity.
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    • Profile picture of the author Fraggler
      Originally Posted by Ernie Lonardo View Post

      However Bing has definitely grown and has gained lots of ground on Yahoo.
      Yahoo search is powered by Bing!

      Google has more users than Bing but that doesn't make it a superior search engine.

      A marketer not being able to get their page ranked high on Bing doesn't make Google superior either.

      Microsoft has also partnered with Facebook to share data such as the Like feature so it can be implemented within Bing.
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  • Profile picture of the author TristanPerry
    Latest search engine market share results are still showing Google in a very strong position, and in many cases the Google market share has risen a bit (c.f. Bing et al). So it might be that Bing maps is being used more, but the search aspect of things is still solidly in favour of Google (despite the recent bad press they've been having)
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  • Profile picture of the author AkosBlog
    Google is obviously better. I think Bing wont overtake it in 10 years.
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    • Profile picture of the author DanTheSeoGuy
      Google could be overtaken by Bing if they stop whatever they're doing and not care about further developing their business, which is not the case.
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    • Profile picture of the author eugenedm
      No way... Google is the best and will remain best search engine..
      Bing cannot overtake it in any case..
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    • Profile picture of the author TristanPerry
      Originally Posted by adelainewatson View Post

      It's a BIG IMPOSSIBLE. Bing cannot kill google.
      To be fair, people said that about Google competing 10 years ago when Altavista was the biggest (by far) search engine.

      So I wouldn't say that it's impossible for a company who makes tens of billions of profit per year (Microsoft) to overtake and/or kill Google.

      That being said: I don't think that Bing will beat Google no (I'm just pointing out that I wouldn't say it's impossible 'is all)
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  • Profile picture of the author DireStraits
    Bing may steal a little of the market-share from Google, for regular search ... but in the long-run, I think Google is still going to win out.

    That said, I do actually prefer Bing maps. I think the "birds eye view" / "aerial photographs" are taken from a more pleasing perspective. Google's are more or less just "top down", but Bing's look to be taken from something of an angle, which gives them more depth and allows a place to be more easily distinguished, in my opinion.

    At least, I can certainly more easily distinguish and recognise areas round here from Bing's photos, than I can Google's.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marketing Ignite
    interesting move but I think that Googles technology is more sophisticated
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  • Profile picture of the author alcymart
    I say a complete newcomer will overtake Google... and who might that just be?...drum roll...................................I have no clue!
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  • Profile picture of the author kharlhoffman
    Google is the best search engine so far and nothing can beat Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author singhavn
    Bing still need to go long way to beat google but yeah they have started the journey.
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  • Profile picture of the author LMC
    Microsoft is just fronting cash to corporations to push Bing. It's become the standard in most NYC offices... you'll log in one day at your cubicle and your default screen will be Bing.

    They are hoping for you to become accustomed to Bing, bring it to your families and kids... little do they know you will just change the default screen.
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  • Originally Posted by AFI View Post

    I was watching the news last night and they were showing the location of where there was a house fire. They used to show the location on "Google Maps" but I was so surprised to see that they are now using Bing for their mapping locations of news that they're reporting.
    You sure you weren't watching MSNBC? Of which microsoft owns roughly an 18% stake in... All kidding aside, with the fusion of bing+yahoo there is going to be more people using these two search engines in the future.

    Sure Google is #1 when it comes to total traffic, but you should never forget about the other search engines.
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  • Profile picture of the author garyv
    Facebook is easily in a position that it could overtake the search engine market. Right now it's search capabilities suck, but if they ever decide to hone it in, they'll quickly swallow up a huge market share. The way facebook allows the spreading of apps, and the integration of their api into websites is marketing genius. The entire internet is being swallowed up by them like a giant virus. - And who knows, the way facebook is going, you may not even need a search engine. Facebook will know what you're looking for before you even ask.
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    • Profile picture of the author AFI
      Originally Posted by InternetMarketingBusiness View Post

      Who cares, we the marketers need the top rankings in the search engines. So, Bing overtakes Google or Google overtakes Bing we have not to worry about. Because all the search engines only understand the language of keywords and links in the quality contents. That's it.
      Who cares? Because your SEO methods will need to change to accommodate Bing if they do take it over. They are different algorithms, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kirk Ward
    Originally Posted by AFI View Post

    I was watching the news last night and they were showing the location of where there was a house fire. They used to show the location on "Google Maps" but I was so surprised to see that they are now using Bing for their mapping locations of news that they're reporting.
    I'll bet a Nickel that you were watching either NBC or MSNBC.

    Those news networks would be using an MS product for the same reason they promoted Obama. Their parent company instructed them to do so. (In the politics arena, GE had business relationships that were enhanced with Obama's election.)
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    • Profile picture of the author AFI
      Originally Posted by Kirk Ward View Post

      I'll bet a Nickel that you were watching either NBC or MSNBC.

      Those news networks would be using an MS product for the same reason they promoted Obama. Their parent company instructed them to do so. (In the politics arena, GE had business relationships that were enhanced with Obama's election.)
      You owe me a nickel. I was watching my local CBS station from Manchester, New Hampshire.

      Want my address so you can send it to me?
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  • Profile picture of the author masterofinternate
    If Bing is trying to compete with Google then It'll be a great challenge for Bing. Google is the top most search engine in the world for a long time and still now Google is dominating the world of internet. I don't think Bing can provide more updated service than Google.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
      The licensing deal for the maps is probably better than with Google. Or maybe it was an NBC/MSNBC kind of thing going on.
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  • Profile picture of the author yourreviewer
    I would say a BIG 'Yes' if your question was 'Is Bing slow in overtaking Google?'
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  • Profile picture of the author jtoelle
    I think Facebook will be the next search engine
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  • Profile picture of the author jasonmorgan
    psst... kids,

    If you are really trying to figure out how to rank well on both bing and google. Do a search, find a couple of sites that rank well on both and look under the hood. What are those sites doing that works for both?

    101waystomakemoney.com is a starting point for ya. #1 google, #2 bing

    Buncha microsoft haters, nothing wrong with bing. Google appears to be doing everything they can to copy all of bings features.
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