Dear Microsoft: Bribing Users Faster Still Probably Won't Help Much
from the nice-try,-though dept
We noted last month that Microsoft was stepping up its program to bribe users to use its search engine, and that process continues with the announcement that Microsoft is adjusting the program to provide the cashback award immediately, rather than making users wait for it. Yet, as PC World notes, this whole effort to bribe users has done nothing to improve Microsoft’s marketshare in search. In fact, its marketshare has decreased, as both Yahoo’s and Google’s marketshare has increased. Perhaps it’s time to try a different strategy.