According to Microsoft, Bing has done well in its first month:
We saw 8 percent growth in unique users to Bing.com in June, which is an important indicator that you are trying Bing and the word is spreading.
I’m sure that, coming from Microsoft, some of this is hyperbole, but probably no more so than other companies “exaggerate”.
In my view, even if the exact figure may be disputed, I am not surprised that Bing has likely done well so far. I rather like it.
In fact, I’ve set it as my default search in Internet Explorer (though I hardly use IE) and Firefox. Unfortunately, I can’t set it as my default in Safari, because Apple seems to think there are only two search engines: Google and Yahoo. Come on, Apple, let’s open that up a bit, OK?