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#1 RM-Protozoa

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 22:50

REDMOND, Wash. — Sept. 6, 2012 — Beginning today, America can click and choose which web search results it prefers by participating in the Bing It On Challenge, available at Bing.com. Based on research that indicates people prefer Bing web search results over Google, Bing is inviting consumers to come and see for themselves with an online test designed to show that the quality of Bing’s web search results has surpassed Google’s.
Although most people identify themselves as Google searchers, an independent study commissioned by Microsoft Corp. shows people chose Bing web search results over Google nearly 2-to-1 in blind comparison tests.* Given those findings, Bing decided it’s time to let people see for themselves that there is a better option in search.
“Relevancy of search results is the No. 1 driver of search engine preference, and independent research shows that people chose Bing’s web search results over Google’s nearly 2-to-1,” said Mike Nichols, corporate vice president and chief marketing officer of Bing. “It’s time to break the Google habit and learn why you deserve more from your search engine.”


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#2 grayscale

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 23:09

I'll stick with Google simply because of the Search Tools. It helps me a lot in limiting and narrowing down my search results.

#3 OP RM-Protozoa

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 23:12

Agreed. I just don't think Microsoft has responded quick enough to ever shift people away from using Google, for many computer users, young and old, Google is the defacto search engine, no matter what.

#4 Growled

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 23:43

I like Bing for some things, especially images, but I prefer Google overall.

#5 BetaAddict

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 01:42

I use Bing for everything. It's very rare that I don't find what I need within the first page. Though I would like to see them move the web/images/etc links back to the left side panel or at least customize what is shown. Also, get rid of the some the white and put some useful info there instead A 15in widescreen that most people have gives more than enough space to move prominent things like related images and news onto a sidebar rather than in the search results itself.

#6 simplezz

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 01:53

Bing doesn't even have feature parity with Google, let alone a compelling reason to switch. It's funny how Microsoft thinks it can convince people to use its sub-par products based on propaganda and scam contests. If they spent half as much time improving the products as they do deceiving people, they might have something competitive.

#7 siah1214

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 01:56

Bing doesn't even have feature parity with Google, let alone a compelling reason to switch. It's funny how Microsoft thinks it can convince people to use its sub-par products based on propaganda and scam contests. If they spent half as much time improving the products as they do deceiving people, they might have something competitive.

Said like someone that's never touched Bing before :)

Whatever, bro.

#8 Alladaskill17

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 02:11

Bing doesn't even have feature parity with Google, let alone a compelling reason to switch. It's funny how Microsoft thinks it can convince people to use its sub-par products based on propaganda and scam contests. If they spent half as much time improving the products as they do deceiving people, they might have something competitive.

Wrong, use both. Google for everyday stuff, BING for free Microsoft points for xbox. Though I had to be enticed into using BING for free MS points I still find their search results to work well. Could do without the Facebook / social sidebar.

#9 ViperAFK

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 02:17

Said like someone that's never touched Bing before :)

Whatever, bro.


With bing you can't even narrow down search results like you can with google's search tools (i.e. show only results from past year/month etc...) this can often come in handy.

#10 cropcircles

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 02:22

Bing sucks ! They've lost millions that's why they're trying to jam advertising down on throats on W8 apps

#11 siah1214

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 02:23

That is the one and only feature I miss (when I need it, which is rarely). And it's absence baffles me as it appears for some results and not others. However, for 99% of my queries (especially computer related) Bing gets me better results. If I need results from a time period, I include version numbers.

#12 -Razorfold

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 02:58

Bing sucks ! They've lost millions that's why they're trying to jam advertising down on throats on W8 apps

Um Microsoft doesn't control what ads developers put in their apps.

#13 primexx

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 03:04

where, exactly, is this blind test?

#14 itylernallen

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 03:10

Bing doesn't even have feature parity with Google, let alone a compelling reason to switch. It's funny how Microsoft thinks it can convince people to use its sub-par products based on propaganda and scam contests. If they spent half as much time improving the products as they do deceiving people, they might have something competitive.


Is that why Google has been using Bing as an influence on their most recent design changes and feature add-ons?

#15 aviator189

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 03:23

With bing you can't even narrow down search results like you can with google's search tools (i.e. show only results from past year/month etc...) this can often come in handy.

yes, well, guess where google got that idea and tons of others from? Bing.
Both engines borrow form each other and that's good.



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