Fred Wilson’s Week On Bing
Over on his blog, venture capitalist Fred Wilson writes a report on his findings of spending a week using Microsoft’s new search engine Bing instead of Google search (so the rest of us don’t have to). Probably the most interesting finding is the under-representation of social media (including blogs) in the Bing rankings:
– Bing’s image search is an improvement over Google’s. When I look for an image, in the past, I would go to Flickr first and Google second. In the future, I’ll go to Flickr first and Bing second.
– Bing’s search results feel less “real time” than Google’s, probably as a result from the lack of news links. This is an area both need to work on.
– There’s a lot less paid links in Bing’s service than Google’s.
As a side note: Despite our efforts to feed our sitemap information into the system, PSFK’s listings on Bing still continues to disappoint us. Two of the top 3 listings for a search for PSFK go to dead sites and the next 2 listings go to scraper site PSFK .org.