Bing, Microsoft’s new search engine, is slowly but surely becoming “the other choice” when it comes to search. It’s still small when compared to Google’s 64% search market share, but C-net recently reported Bing is now at 3rd place with 10% following Yahoo! with 16%.
And… have you heard? Microsoft is taking over Yahoo!. So this means that soon there will be no more Yahoo!, giving Bing a leg up to a theoretical 26%. With that momentum… anything can happen.
I still think Bing has a long way to go before matching the kingdom of Google – tools, maps, calendar, support, education, and Google’s involvement in pretty much everything will take a while for Bing to catch up to.
But who knows? If we’ve learned anything in the last few years is that these changes are unpredictable and when they happen, they happen fast. If Microsoft finds that “something” that’s worth the switch, it won’t be long before we’ll be reminiscing the Google days.
Whaddaya think, will we soon have two good, reliable, competing search engines? …sounds interesting.