This is no in depth study at all… Just some quick thoughts about the new Microsoft Live Search engine BING!. They even have a rather pleasant and upbeat welcome letter attempting to explain the reasoning and direction… Without exposing much. Big surprise for Live.com users who are redirected.
Ok, so I’m no real Microsoft fan… But I have some screen shots and thoughts I want to share with you guys.
As you see below, the interface is rather inviting… Mousing over the balloons will give you trivia to search and guess the location of the scene…. Pretty neat. Ohhhhh, don’t miss the icon in the lower right to install Microsoft Silverlight™ if you want to see other images — UGH!
The relevancy and understanding of search terms seems to be hit or miss… We think this one is a hit. But Make sure you checkout that Microsoft is STILL using the WWW in pro-webs.net which is in fact NON canonical…. Matter of fact they have both www and non-www in 2 different SERPs..Next to each other
So where the hell do you suppose they are get the cached page from?? ….
Ok moving on, the little pop up for the SERP’s orange dot is neat, but does this give searchers enough info to stay the need for them to visit your site to get the answer?
Searching for Green Bananas produces mostly relative results…. Except maybe the #1 listing (apparently organic?) which is for a beach cottage community in the Bahamas….
Wondering about product search???
New search engine… Yes. Some improvement.. Yes…. Google Yet? No way!