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Is Bing’s search worth spending energy on in 2020?

Is Bing’s search worth spending energy on in 2020?

Is Bing Search worth spending energy on

Have you ever used the Bing’s search engine? If not, then this article is for you, here you will get detailed information about Bing’s search. 

With the fastest growing technology, we have started relying on machines, systems, and the internet for everything. Similarly, suppose you want to search for any topic and any other details. In that case, search engines are the first thing that comes into your mind when you are looking for something on the internet as we all know that search engines are a web-based tool that allows its users to discover any information around the world. So, we just type our related keywords in the search bar, and voilà! Within a fraction of seconds, more than 100,000 associated results we have on our screen. Isn’t it fascinating?

Bing's search

About more than half of the total population use Google as their main search engine. Personally, I am also a Google user, but this doesn’t mean that the world ends with Google. Instead, we also have other available options for search engines that are more or less equivalent to Google.

After Google, the most popular search engine is Bing’s search, which is a product of Microsoft, the second largest search engine, and it went live in June 2009. According to Alexa, rankings Bing’s search is listed in the top 50 most visited websites.

So, to check whether the Bing’s search is worthy or not and to acquire some knowledge about its core features, I have decided not to use Google for at least a month and swapped my search engine from Google to Bing’s search. But before going into further details, let’s see the working preferences of Bing’s search.

 

How does Bing‘s search Works?

The working strategy of the Bing’s search is entirely different from Google’s algorithm. However, Google search is based on Keywords while Bing’s search uses Space Partition Tree And Graph (SPTAG), which is an open source vector search algorithm.

What are the features that Bing’s search is offering?

Bing’s search is not restricted to search websites only, but you can also find your search results in the form of images, news, videos, and maps. Like Google, Bing also offers a free translator service, but it is not as efficient as Google translator.

When you open the Bing app, you will get a simple search bar to continue your search on Bing. However, Google is simple and has the same layout as it was before. On the other side, Bing’s search layout is attractive, and the search results are also very proficient. Besides, it also provides you with some extra options to explore new things. These options include:

Videos, News, Near Me, Restaurants, Movies, Music, Images, and Fun

With videos, movies, and music options, you will keep updated with the latest and trendy songs and movies. It also helps you find out restaurants and best searches on the map around you. Bing’s search always keeps you updated with the latest news. For example, when I downloaded the app in September 2020, I got the latest news related to diversified topics from different parts of the world.

  • 3M Young Scientist Challenge winner is Anika Chebrolu, who won for a coronavirus discovery.
  • New iPhone Leak Reveals Apple’s Nasty Surprise.
  • The Five Biggest Dolphins Stories of Jets Week
  • Bing is blocked in China as yet another foreign website disappears.

I thought that as I have no search history on Bing, so I am receiving these miscellaneous news stories from Bing. But, that was not the point as one of the Microsoft spokespersons said that Bing works on a combination of Human editors and algorithm signals, which is a result of real-time news events and live search activity.

I have noticed one more thing that Bing updates its system a bit slow. For example, I was searching for news that had been released 19 hours ago, but unfortunately, Bing was unable to find the recent update of that news. Instead, I have got old news similar to that one I am looking for. This made me think that Bing is not as fast as Google.

This was all about Bing’s activity and the algorithm on which Bing is working. Now Let’s talk about how Bing is useful to promote businesses?

If we want to promote our website or a new business, we always prefer Google because of the large number of traffic, but you have to work day in day out to rank your content on Google because the competition there is very high. In contrast, Bing also offers a large number of traffic (though it is not as large as Google’s); still, it is considerable. Moreover, another benefit of working on Bing is that it is associated with three other popular engines of Microsoft, i.e., Bing, AOL, and Yahoo. So, when you upload your content on Bing, it is ultimately shared on the other three platforms as well.

Research says that more than 5 billion monthly searches have been reported on Bing, so it would be a great marketing tool to follow up paid ad campaigns. Another benefit is that Bing partner sites allow you to display your ad in both text and visual format.

 

Does Bing serve as a good platform for business promotion and ad campaigns?

Bing is considered as the second largest search engine, and it is less popular though the flow of traffic is low as compared to Google still, it will serve as a good platform for your business promotion because of the low competition. Moreover, Bing is more efficient in showing up the ads at the top on search pages. Also, with Bing, you can enter up to a 40 characters title for your ads. This will help you get a more targeted audience by adding more keywords in the form of title texts.

For me, Bing is not as good as Google. However, in some ways, Bing is more beneficial as compared to Google like ad campaigns, but for this reason, we can’t remain stuck to Bing because we can lose some potential clients as most of the clients are not Bing users. Also, most of the time, the Bing’s search didn’t take me to the site I am looking for instead of showing some weird results from the past. This is the reason I have switched back to Google. Bing is sometimes the cause of frustration while using other apps because news stories from Bing pop up from nowhere, and it gets repeated from time to time.

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Conclusion

However, Bing was good in a way that it is less burdened with the ads. But, it is not efficient in plucking as much information from the sites so, it was difficult for one to select the precisely targeted website. I have to open 2 to 3 different webs in order to reach the original content I was searching for. In the end, I would like to add that if you have the time, it is not bad to go for Bing’s Search and explore its diversities, but if you want an exact and fast search, then Google should be your prior choice.

If you want to start spending energy on SEO in general, I’ve written 13 reasons why Rank Math SEO, is the best plugin to help you with that. When you work with SEO, you always optimise up against Google. However, your work is also working for Bing’s search, which is why you should maybe do an analysis to see whether your target group is using Bing’s search or not. The reason being there are optimisations you can do which has bigger impact directly on Bing’s search than on Google.

FAQ

What is the function of Bing?

Like Google, Bing is also a search engine that offers you a standard web search as well as specialised searches such as images, videos, maps, news, and other categories.

Does Bing offer you any payment for searches?

Bing doesn't pay in cash; however, it offers a reward program that will pay you in the form of gift cards. Every time you make a search on Bing, some points have been added to your account, which you can redeem in the way of gift cards.

Does Bing offer a safe browsing?

If you are using Google Chrome as your browser, you will automatically get notified by the authorities when you are about to visit a harmful website. However, Bing is a safe search engine, and it always keeps the adult content away from the search results.

How many people are using Bing?

Research says that more than 5 million people have downloaded the app from the play store, so they must be using this app as their search engine. This is why it is the second largest search engine on the internet.

Does Google power Bing?

No, Google is from a different array of search engines while Bing is a Microsoft product, so it powers some other search modules.

Are Bing and Google the same?

No, they both are two different types of search engines, and both are operated via different algorithms and give different search results.

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