During all the coverage of Microsoft’s new “Bing” on Search Engine Land today, David Mihm wondered what Bing looks like on a search for locksmiths in NYC and hoped maybe MSFT would clean up the spam a bit. Apparently not:
Here’s the thing: The switch to Bing apparently doesn’t include an algorithm/relevance update, only changes to the functionality and user interface of Live Search. In fact, run that same query on Live Search and you should see the same exact results (albeit with only a 3-pack instead of the new 8-pack).
I really like some of the new functionality that Bing offers, but if you’re expecting better local search results, you’ll be disappointed. Lipstick, meet pig.
(BTW, you can click that screenshot for a larger version.)