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I like Bing. It makes Google's search results appear very dated. The 1990's called and want their blue hyperlinks back. Google still looks designed for dial-up. Both are very fast in today's broadband world. I find the relevancy is equal.

Here's a blind test you can use to see who offers the best results Bing, Google, or Yahoo. Without knowing which search engine they are from until you chose a result: http://blindsearch.fejus.com/ Try it, you may be surprised.

I changed my default engine to Bing, and I've had no reason to change it. I still use Google. Competition is good.

I don't have a dog in the fight, but I think there are some tough times ahead for Google. I've never understood the market cap of Google ($129B today). It doesn't take much for someone to change their default search engine. I've done it many times. Anybody remember search.com, dogpile.com, altavista.com? Despite their efforts into many beta applications, nothing makes money for Google like search. If Microsoft continues to improve, and Google sees their search share start to contract, they are going to have a difficult time keeping talent, and innovating.
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Interesting test.
I put my name, which is not that common, and word "computer" into the search (Broni+computer), and I must say, Bing came first, Yahoo 2nd, and Google 3rd in accuracy test.
I have to say, I was pretty surprised.

Next I put my first name, and my last name (very uncommon) into the search, and Bing came first again, Yahoo, and Google pretty equal, but well behind Bing.
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I like BING too, but I just haven't gotten around to using it. I have cuil.com as my IE8 homepage, so if I use IE I use that. If I use any of my other browser (chrome mostly) the default search is google so I use that. All in all, I haven't had much time to experiment with bing. From what I have seen, the interface is awesome and the search results are relevant as any. I think the image search is such an upgrade over google though. There is no doubt that I would use bing images ever google. All in all, a search engine is a search engine and as long as I get the quick search I need I am fine no matter what company made it. Haha..... Maybe I'll start using mywebsearch.com. :)
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For those of you, who use FireFox, you need to check the addon
CustomizeGoogle

Now try a search on Google, and a host of alternative engines will be presented at the top of the Google page. No need to enter a new search, they will use the same words you used on Google.

Also, check out the options for the addon. Some nice stuff there also :)

And more on-topic:

I like Bing, but hangs on to Google. As long one doesn't have the edge over the other by larger margins, I see no reason to shift.
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Looks like the ads don't have WOT ratings yet.
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I am hoping for that next WOT update. In the mean time I'll use adblock plus.
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Here's a blind test you can use to see who offers the best results Bing, Google, or Yahoo. Without knowing which search engine they are from until you chose a result: http://blindsearch.fejus.com/ Try it, you may be surprised.



Sounds strange but I got different results for google when I checked from here and when I actually did a google search...

I searched for my name and it showed that for Bing and Yahoo my facebook profile was the first result and for google it started from the fifth link that was in my actual google search.. Is it something against google?? :)
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Maybe the guys is a cheater...

DISCLAIMER: I work for Microsoft.


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Sounds strange but I got different results for google when I checked from here and when I actually did a google search...

I searched for my name and it showed that for Bing and Yahoo my facebook profile was the first result and for google it started from the fifth link that was in my actual google search.. Is it something against google?? :)

No, it's normal. Google's search results depending on where you're located geograpically (determined from your IP address), and even which Google servers you hit. Try it yourself. Have a friend located in a different country, or different part of the country, do a Google search and compare the results to yours. They will be different, by design.
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Sounds strange but I got different results for google when I checked from here and when I actually did a google search...

I searched for my name and it showed that for Bing and Yahoo my facebook profile was the first result and for google it started from the fifth link that was in my actual google search.. Is it something against google?? :)

No, it's normal. Google's search results depending on where you're located geograpically (determined from your IP address), and even which Google servers you hit. Try it yourself. Have a friend located in a different country, different part of the country do a Google search, and compare the results to yours. They will be different, by design.


Ask does that too.
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Okay, but maybe :)
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