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#1 vetJohn S.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 18:13

Anyone else tried Bings comparison website from their commercials? First try it affirmed what I already knew.... :laugh:

http://www.bingiton.com

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 18:21

Tried the same thing and Google won all 5 as well.

If you search a sports team, Google gives scores as a first result, which Bing doesn't.
I also seemed to have an easier time getting phone numbers, addresses, and reviews with Google.

I don't really understand how some people think Bing gives better results than Google.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 18:21

Bing won 4 out of 5 rounds for me.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 18:25

What were you searching for in the 2nd round ? Nude pictures of Jessica Alba ?

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 18:26

I got all rounds with Google to. I just like Google's look/feel/results better. Sorry MS

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 18:27

What were you searching for in the 2nd round ? Nude pictures of Jessica Alba ?


Riiiight....cause that little blurred section is large enough to fit 'Nude pictures of Jessica Alba' :laugh:

If I'd wanted that seen I wouldn't have blurred it. :s

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 18:28

no bingit in the uk sadly, just redirects to bing

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 18:28

I've always found Google to provide better results, a better interface and better usability.

One of the features I really like about Google is the Shopping feature - if I want to find a 4TB hard-drive then I type in "4TB", click "Shopping" and there are the results I want; with Bing I have to click "More", then click "Shopping", then retype my query in Ciao and then the search results aren't even any good.

I don't have any issue with Bing but it just isn't as good as Google.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 18:29

The issue for me is that Bing may be equal but it's not better. I need a reason to use Bing instead of Google and right now, there isn't a strong reason to switch.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 18:32

no bingit in the uk sadly, just redirects to bing


Me too can't do it in Canada.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:11

I don't have to try it to know who has better results. :p

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:21

Bing usually gets 4/5 or 3/5 for me. Even if it was 50/50, I love Bing rewards, I've had hulu plus for the past 3 months for free. Granted I'd never pay for it but still. I also get amazon gift cards.

One of the features I really like about Google is the Shopping feature - if I want to find a 4TB hard-drive then I type in "4TB", click "Shopping" and there are the results I want; with Bing I have to click "More", then click "Shopping", then retype my query in Ciao and then the search results aren't even any good.

Weird. In the US when I enter 4 TB, the shopping page is the 3rd result. When I put "4TB HD" I immediately get Bing Shopping.

Anyway, different strokes for different folks :)

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:27

So Bing is more left than Google?

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 03:42

Bing usually gets 4/5 or 3/5 for me. Even if it was 50/50, I love Bing rewards, I've had hulu plus for the past 3 months for free. Granted I'd never pay for it but still. I also get amazon gift cards.


Weird. In the US when I enter 4 TB, the shopping page is the 3rd result. When I put "4TB HD" I immediately get Bing Shopping.

Anyway, different strokes for different folks :)

For me, entering "4 TB" brings up shopping results as the #1 link, and lets me sort them by interface. maybe it gives different results based on past searches - I had been shopping for a new hard drive a month or so ago, so that might have been it.

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On google I get the same thing, minus the interface choices (although the link descriptions are a lot more helpful):
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And yeah, I'd have to agree with you for the first part - I like all the other-than-search things (for example, personally I like the UI, the Facebook integration, social sidebar, and the Netflix subscriptions I get through Bing Rewards) and haven't noticed a real-world degradation in search quality, at least not lately (I think with the higher search volume they've gotten they've managed to pick up their search quality - when I first switched to Bing, using Google every now and then honestly felt like a breath of fresh air, but now it's hard for me to tell much difference)