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Bing search engine site goes down temporarily

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 Dec 2009 23:46 User comments (12)

Bing search engine site goes down temporarily Microsoft has acknowledged and apologized for a temporary outage of the Bing search engine this week.
The statement says that the outage came after testing and a "configuration change" made to the site. The change led to "unfortunate and unintended consequences" which included the complete take down of the search engine.

Says Satya Nadella, Microsoft senior VP of Online Services Division: "As soon as the issue was detected, the change was rolled back, which caused the site to return to normal behavior."

The site was down for about 30 minutes total including fixing the problem.

Nadella added that Microsoft is looking to the incident so that it can never happen again.

According to ComScore Bing recently surpassed 10 percent market share in the U.S., a far cry from Google's 65 percent share but a nice increase for the search engine which was relaunched less than six months ago.

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12 user comments

17.12.2009 0:32

Bing servers relayed this message before its immediate outage.

Quote:
A problem has been detected and Bing has been shutdown to prevent damage to the internet If this is the first time you've seen this Bing Error please restart the internet and undo any recent changes.

Thank you For your Cooperation.

27.12.2009 0:55

Bing sucks...you notice that it's shares go up almost identicaly to Windws 7 shares...and bing is the default search engine for Windows 7, even if you mistype a web adress. Bing isn't winning; Windows 7 is, and bing is riding it's coattails.

Quote:
Bing servers relayed this message before its immediate outage.

Quote:
A problem has been detected and Bing has been shutdown to prevent damage to the internet If this is the first time you've seen this Bing Error please restart the internet and undo any recent changes.

Thank you For your Cooperation.

37.12.2009 2:04

If it ain't broke why try fix it :)
Google still the best search engine.

47.12.2009 2:10

Originally posted by borhan9:
If it ain't broke why try fix it :)
Google still the best search engine.
Good point...rather than making the search engine work correctly, the engineers are microsoft can make their paychecks just by trying to keep it online!

57.12.2009 3:09

was surfing during this weird

67.12.2009 3:31

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Bing recently surpassed 10 percent market share, a far cry from Google's 65 percent share but a nice increase for the search engine which was relaunched less than six months ago.
Just wondering, where is this data coming from? The November NetApplications report on search engine market share says that Google, globally, has ~85% market share. Bing is only showing 3.26%, which is just over half of Yahoo's 6.22%.

Also, if the Google 65% is correct and Bing has 10% then does that mean Yahoo has ~15-20% with the remaining 5-10% scraps going to Ask, Lycos, etc.?

77.12.2009 5:50

Quote:
Bing sucks...you notice that it's shares go up almost identicaly to Windws 7 shares...and bing is the default search engine for Windows 7, even if you mistype a web adress. Bing isn't winning; Windows 7 is, and bing is riding it's coattails.


i use windows XP and bing comes up when i mistype an address.sometimes even when i type the address right.i did actually try bing once to search for something but i didnt like the results.Bing sux.google is a lot better and it doesnt just pop up whenever it wants.

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87.12.2009 9:08
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This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 07 Dec 2009 @ 12:11

97.12.2009 9:45

No need for them to apologize for the outage ... no one is using it anyway (^_^)

107.12.2009 10:15

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This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 07 Dec 2009 @ 16:21

117.12.2009 12:13

Originally posted by Pop_Smith:
Quote:
Bing recently surpassed 10 percent market share, a far cry from Google's 65 percent share but a nice increase for the search engine which was relaunched less than six months ago.
Just wondering, where is this data coming from? The November NetApplications report on search engine market share says that Google, globally, has ~85% market share. Bing is only showing 3.26%, which is just over half of Yahoo's 6.22%.

Also, if the Google 65% is correct and Bing has 10% then does that mean Yahoo has ~15-20% with the remaining 5-10% scraps going to Ask, Lycos, etc.?
Hey Pop Smith, numbers come from the latest comScore figures. Yahoo has 18 percent, Ask 4 percent, and AOL about 3 percent. This is also only for the US market, I will add that to the original article.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 07 Dec 2009 @ 12:15

127.12.2009 16:29

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Hey Pop Smith, numbers come from the latest comScore figures. Yahoo has 18 percent, Ask 4 percent, and AOL about 3 percent. This is also only for the US market, I will add that to the original article.
Thanks DVDBack23, the information is much appreciated. :-)

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