A Statcounter study reported last week that Bing searches (when combined with other existing Microsoft Search sites) had even surpassed Yahoo! for at least a day, and even at this humble blog, Microsoft searches have recently approached double-digits, though still far behind Yahoo! and king-of-the-hill Google.
While it's easy to fall prey to the thinking Microsoft generally has lost its marketing (and execution) touch that often was felt even in the printer business, it seems things are off to a good start with Bing. (Confession -- I fell for the cynics' view when my first page load of the Bing site came up with the old "Live Search" page last Monday.) And as Wauters points out:
But boy is it good to have some real competition in search going, even if just for a short while.
I couldn't have said it better!