Bing Search Engine Marketing and PPCPosted by William
Today I decided to take advantage of Bing’s search engine marketing. Bing, Microsoft’s new search engine is picking up steam and growing every day. I thought here is a great opportunity to jump in early with some PPC advertising before the market gets completely saturated.
I signed up (of course wanted to get a nice $50 credit!) paid a small $30 deposit and was excited about getting a new ad running. But wow… what an interface! Absolutely horrendous. just unbelievably tedious, exhausting and frustrating. Bing has used Yahoo’s search marketing with the platform and interface being probably the most frustrating I have ever used (and seen). I have in the past used Yahoo search marketing and I remember it was very complex but I went into this open minded thinking maybe things have changed. Yet the colors are still dull, you don’t know what tab takes you where and to be honest, being on it for too long actually makes me kinda depressed.
I would have thought Microsoft and Bing would have really made something special out of it. Looking at the actual appearance of the Bing search engine itself, its obviously very consumer orientated bringing up warm emotional and fuzzy feelings with cute animals and picturesque landscapes. Then when it comes to the backend, they screw everything up by using antiquated UI outlines (again).
This is the very reason Apple is trumping them at the moment. As an Apple user you are always exposed to sleek, impressive and user friendly functionality no matter what level your at, business or consumer. However when your with Microsoft your left with programs like Frontpage and back-ends like Bing advertising which leave you feeling somewhat gloomy. At the moment Google is search engine’s ‘Apple’ and Microsoft is, well, Microsoft.