Thursday, January 12, 2012

Bing is the 2nd highest-ranking search engine. Do you use it yet?

I wrote a blog post here a few months ago entitled "Why I Bing," at this link.

I can't take credit for its subsequent success, but I'm happy to report today that it has become the second highest-ranking search tool, right after Google.

If you want to learn more, or see what you're missing, go to It offers more focused search results, indexed along the left side of your screen. Google searches return a lot of junk because results are based on popularity of searched terms, among other complex algorithms.

Instead of Google's plain white screen, Bing features a beautiful photo each day - an interesting way to gear up for research.

Here is a USA Today article with the full details, in an article entitled "Microsoft eclipses Yahoo in U.S. search."

Perhaps the move to will grow, now that Google is in trouble for "enhancing" its search results by providing what might be too much information, raising concerns over privacy and antitrust issues. Full article is here.