Microsoft Sings Praises of Bing

Bing2.jpgMicrosoft touted the progress of new search engine Bing after its first month in operation on its Microsoft Bing blog.

The Redmond, Wash.-based software behemoth said Bing posted 8% growth in unique users in June. As for sub pages, Microsoft reported a tripling of site visits to Bing Shopping, a 5.42% increase in transactions with Bing cashback and a 90% increase in traffic to Bing Travel.

The blog continued:

Based on our own polling, we have also seen the number of people “likely to recommend” Bing double in our debut month. This is an important metric to us because we think it speaks to Bing’s ability to meet your needs, be they for general purpose searching or for searches to help you make smarter decisions in one or more of our four focus areas of shopping, travel, health and local.