1. EasilyTheBest's Avatar
    I am in the UK and for the last week Google has been all over the news for their tiny tax bill they have to pay. Google has been cursed on chat shows on the radio, the newspapers, basically everything has been bad press for google.
    None of the newsreaders seem to think there's an alternative to Google and only a few phone in discussions have people mentioned Bing.
    Basically what I don't understand is, WHERE is Microsoft?
    Surely this is the time that Microsoft should have full page ads in the news paper showing the Bing homepage with a Try this for search. A couple of television ads showing family's using Bing.
    Microsoft could have got another few million Bing users overnight. Microsoft seem way way to slow, they are snail like.
    Just wondered what everyone thinks...
    vEEP pEEP likes this.
    01-30-2016 06:35 AM
  2. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    There's a saying in my country which roughly translates to: A good thing sells itself, a bad thing must be advertised.
    01-30-2016 07:45 AM
  3. telomoyo's Avatar
    Also, remember that bing still has few bugs. Msft doesn't want to make the mistake of advertising it, and then have people be turned off by the performance. MSFT is waiting for something...what that is? We don't know, but let's hope the company knows what it's doing.
    01-30-2016 07:55 AM
  4. psiu_glen's Avatar
    I know that over the years, many times when someone has an awful time with Bing (especially in all the related fields - maps, local, etc) it turns out they are outside of the USA.

    MS can't seem to decide if they are in the field or not. Half measures just don't win in the end.
    Laura Knotek and xandros9 like this.
    01-30-2016 08:14 AM
  5. Cosmyc's Avatar
    Here in Spain I have friends that even think Bing is a malware type search engine that has to be removed.
    Incredible but true, people seem to think google is the only good option.
    01-30-2016 08:24 AM
  6. EasilyTheBest's Avatar
    Well I have used Bing for an age now and find it great in the UK. I have a few friends who use it to and love it. It's still ridiculous that most people have never heard of it tho. I really wonder what Microsoft is thinking.
    Is it something to do with the European courts charging Google with having a monopoly and Microsoft doesn't want any more market share yet...
    01-30-2016 09:42 AM
  7. vEEP pEEP's Avatar
    And the UK has a strong Windows Phone presence!!!

    I am in the UK and for the last week Google has been all over the news for their tiny tax bill they have to pay. Google has been cursed on chat shows on the radio, the newspapers, basically everything has been bad press for google.
    None of the newsreaders seem to think there's an alternative to Google and only a few phone in discussions have people mentioned Bing.
    Basically what I don't understand is, WHERE is Microsoft?
    Surely this is the time that Microsoft should have full page ads in the news paper showing the Bing homepage with a Try this for search. A couple of television ads showing family's using Bing.
    Microsoft could have got another few million Bing users overnight. Microsoft seem way way to slow, they are snail like.
    Just wondered what everyone thinks...
    02-09-2016 10:01 PM
  8. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I suspect that many people are using Bing for the Rewards. That is only available in the US, which might also affect market share.
    02-10-2016 12:06 AM
  9. StaticXCC's Avatar
    I suspect that many people are using Bing for the Rewards. That is only available in the US, which might also affect market share.
    I'm one of those people. I actually hate the results Bing gives me, but hey, rewards. So I'll run my search on Bing first, more than half the time hate the results, then run the search again on Google and get what I want. Every time I try the Bing It On website, I tend to get 4 Google, 1 Bing results.

    Microsoft has a LOT of catching up to do if it hopes to compete technologically with Google.
    03-19-2016 09:07 PM

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