Have you seen the commercials? Yes… someone is paying a ton of cash to advertise a new search engine.
Who is paying out all this money? Microsoft!!!
They are once again trying to get back into the “make some money off advertisers” game competing with Yahoo! and Google.
Okay… so big deal. Why am I even mentioning this to you?
I thought the same thing. I saw the commercials and wasn’t even thinking about how it might affect me and my websites.
A few days ago I was looking over some stats – (you know – that stuff you have to look at to know if things are working inside your websites) and I am starting to see searches coming in from Bing!
I’m getting hits on keywords that Google won’t give me the time of day for. How cool is that?
It appears that someone is watching those commercials and switching to Bing for their search engine of choice.
Bing has webmaster tools just like Google – I am currently going through the process of listing all my sites in the webmaster tools. This will make some interesting comparison.
Plus… if Google ever pulls the plug on the free services – maybe Bing will be the alternative.
And… make sure you have submitted your URL’s to Bing if they aren’t finding you.