Bing: Early Reviews
The ad rollout for Microsoft Bing has begun! Here’s a link to the new ad that’s set to hit the airwaves:
Generally, I’d agree with this review from Webmonkey – the results from searching I did yesterday didn’t amaze me with any more relevance than Google; in fact, it felt like they just put a nicer wrapper on the old Live Search. In doing searches on queries relevant to our industry, it seems that Bing is probably more useful to the lay person than to serious researchers. For example, do a search for ‘Crohn’s’ and compare the results with ‘nonalcoholic steatohepatitis’:
Both sets of results are organized nicely, but the categories (left nav bar) aren’t consistent, nor are the top results. You’ll notice in the NASH example above that there is a nice preview function, and the related searches might be of value, but it definitely feels like a work very much in progress.