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Facebook Drops Bing

Discussion in 'Social Media Marketing' started by toradrake, Dec 13, 2014.

  1. toradrake Member


    I just read today that Facebook just dropped Bing as its search client. Wasn't it recently that Facebook was talking about setting up a local search? Well I gues they are well on their way towards that. Apparantly they dropped Bing because their users were requesting for more site search and less world wide web. I wonder if the real reason is because they want to gain more advertisers of their own by offering their own search engine within the media? Guess we will soon find out.

  2. CyberGal New Member


    I guess I don't pay a lot of attention to who their search engine is because I never even noticed this change. I don't do enough searches over there for it to make much of a difference really. Nonetheless, I still think it will be interesting to see what kind of a search engine they create and just how powerful it's going to be.

  3. toradrake Member


    Well as I said before. Facebook was saying something about local searches and such. I guess this was the first step they were going to take towards that goal.

    Amazing how first Bing gained Yahoo now they lose Facebook. Wonder how these transitions are going to effect them in the long run. Being part of Yahoo is great, but isn't Facebook bigger? I doubt it will be much of a change for them in the long run because they are still part of the biggest computer software company.

  4. Converse Active Member


    I see Facebook spiders on my sites once in a while, but I figured that had something to do with them being ones that I promote on Facebook.

  5. toradrake Member


    Or it could be the beginning phases of Facebook's conversion. "Resistance is futile" (yes, I'm a Trek Geek... :p). Keep an eye on that and see what happens. You may end up on their local search. :D

  6. Sly14Cat New Member


    Facebook spiders? Are they planning a new search engine or something? I don't really see what reason Facebook would need spiders for outside of advertising...

  7. Converse Active Member


    Since I never knew that Facebook used Bing for anything to begin with, I'm sure I won't notice any difference.

  8. LitoLawless New Member


    I don't think Bing was doing anybody any good. I don't think anyone really used the service. I remember when I was in college, the professors would try and push Bing on us by telling us that it was SO good and "showing off" some of the features, but we all ended using Google anyway. It just felt instinctive.
    I think this may lead to Facebook teaming up with another search engine of some sort (because it seems as though Facebook is looking to be this huge social networking conglomerate). Who do you think Facebook will try to team up with next? Do you guys think they are completely done with search engines altogether?

  9. Jason76 Member


    Facebook gets so many visitors that it's practically like a search engine. However, I'm glad that Facebook is keeping pay per click cost down. It's the best deal for real quality traffic. There are other engines, but the traffic is questionable.

  10. xTinx New Member


    This is too late in the game but yes they are. According to an article at TechCrunch.com, Mark Zuckerberg's online masterpiece will debut its own search tool. Having Bing around would only be redundant. Here's what a Facebook rep said to Reuters:

    "We’re not currently showing web search results in Facebook Search because we’re focused on helping people find what’s been shared with them on Facebook. We continue to have a great partnership with Microsoft of lots of different areas."​

  11. danielle davidson New Member

    danielle davidson

    I have to agree with you. I think that Google is the biggest and best search engine that is out there. I never had people push for it, but I remember when it came out and everyone wanted to use it because it was new. After awhile though I think that people saw it wasn't as good. Google is the best choice if you need to search for something. Now Bing is trying to pay people so that they can get more people to use them. It's sad in a way because it's showing that people really aren't using them. I think that Bing is basically done, and they will never be a 'great' search engine.

  12. cwvps New Member


    I really don't use Bing, so I have no whatsoever relation to this. However, I don't think this will influence Facebook's popularity in any way.

  13. chinomoreno New Member


    There are only few people that uses Bing, Facebook should have thought about it.

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