Bing is out of the gates and running. The new search platform from Microsoft was reported to have seen approximately 11.1% search share for its first week out. This compares to the previous week at 9.1%, (according to comScore). Not bad for a brand new engine.

This slight increase is likely due to all the hype and people flocking to get a glimpse of the new engine, but only time will tell if Microsoft will be able to hook these visitors in for repeat searches.

My first impression of Bing is a positive one, but I for one will find it difficult to switch and I expect the general searching public will too, but there is a strong possibility that Bing will pull some of Google’s search share away. I’ll be looking forward to seeing the latest search market share numbers for the month of Jun. For now it looks positive for Microsoft, but lets wait and see what the future brings as the dust settles.