A little more than a month ago, Microsoft officially launched Bing.com. Preliminary reports that are now being released are showing that the search engine is again continuing to climb in terms of unique visitors and total number of searches.
Last week it was revealed that Bing took 8.23% of the U.S. markets web searches for the month of June, which was up from 7.81% in the month of May. And today reports are coming in that Bing has continued to grow in terms of unique visitors for the month of June.
According to Compete.com, Bing saw a total of 49.57 million unique visitors in June. Surprisingly the number trumps CNN's 28.54 million, Twitter's 23 million, and even Digg's 38.96 million. It is to no surprise that Bing is continuing to grow, given the positive press coverage it has had in the last month.
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Another interesting thing to note is that according to Compete.com's numbers, Bing is ranked #13 in the United States in terms of unique visitors. Microsoft's previous search engine, Live.com, is still sitting in the #12 position with 79.4 million unique visitors in June.
It is no doubt that Microsoft has a long road ahead if they want to give Google a tough challenge, but they are heading down the right path with Bing. As Microsoft continues to push the Bing platform, yes we said platform (More on that soon), expect to see Bing incorporated into more Microsoft products.