According to a comScore report released today, Microsofts latest search engine is continuing to grow two weeks after its debut. Bing has managed to increase Microsofts position in the search market, but it has a long way to go before its rubbing shoulders with Google. Redmond has seen an increase of 3% in search result pages and searcher penetration alike.
The report shows that Microsoft has boosted its share of search result pages in the US market to 12.1% from June 8 to 12. This comes as an improvement over its June 1 to 5 period showing 11.3%. In the work week prior to Bings introduction, the software giants share was a mere 9.1%. The companys most recent searcher penetration was 16.7%, up from 15.8% June 1-5 and 13.7% before Bings launch.
While the early data reflects a positive market reaction, I wonder whether users will continue to use Bing or revert back to Google and Yahoo. I played around with it for a half an hour following its opening, and Ive not used it since. My experience wasnt negative, but I found little reason to stick with it. Love it or hate it, lets hear your thoughts on Bing so far.