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There is always an undisputed champion that at some point comes into question. But if the champion is the brand top level domain Google, we must be cautious.

Microsoft has launched their new Google competitor, Bing, complete with video search and everything that Google already has.

There’s a great expectation on the potential competition that people see between Google and Bing, but I don’t see anything really special. Some blogs are touting the awesomeness of the live video previews on mouseover, but Blinkx already gives you some small preview of all the videos, even though with no sound.

The good thing is the bing video search gives some options to filter down results by length, screen size, resolution and source. What is most interesting to me is it gives you the list of sources it’s apparently pulling from:

  • MSN
  • AOL
  • MTV
  • Hulu

But let’s be honest: what is Bing at its most basic? It’s a LIVE search exactly like Google. With a new name and some additional options, but still a new version of something that already exists.

Of course it’s another place that will catalog and index video content, so it will probably find its niche in the market.



Geoffrey Purkis

Geoffrey is the Founder and CEO of Seattle Web Search. He’s a web developer and SEO (Search Engine Optimization) expert located in Seattle, Washington with extensive experience in the field. Geoffrey specializes in helping his clients find the right combination of web, search, social, and video content to get the best results from their online marketing efforts.

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