Well, firstly Bing is not to be confused with a conventional ‘search engine’, as it’s sophisticated search tools go well with Microsoft’s choice of calling it a ‘decision engine’
If you do some comparison searches for the same keyword in both Bing and Google – you will more or less get the same results. The difference with Bing is that Microsoft have added some tools which makes for intelligent searches, for example:
A most clever tool is the ‘Quick Preview’ a bubble which gives a brief preview of the listed results – simply hover over the rsults and click to the right side of the results to see a the pop-up, this saves you clicking useless and unrelated web pages and saves you time.
Bing sports a useful set of navigation and search tools such as an ‘Explore Pane’ to the left side of your page results, it is called Web Groups
which not only organizes search results in the pane but also in the actual page results. Directly below this is a set of ‘Related Searches’ which – at a quick glance could save you not only having to add more keywords to refine your results, but you will pleasingly find that the ‘Related Searches’ are a good match.
Overall – I think that Bing definately deserves a good ranking in the ‘search engine’ market because Microsoft have most certainly produced a new and intelligent way of surfing the web. I predict that it’s useful search tools will give it the edge in the future.