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    Question Bing Versus Google

    Hello,

    I just registered this forum while surfing and Iím curious about what you think about Bing.
    According to some news it already started to overtake Yahoo. But it seems to me they canít beat Google. I think more creative ideas and some vision is needed to overtake Google.

    Besides of that thereís adsense and adword industry. Google is creative and established firm, Bing brings nothing new to us.

    If Google creates linux based operating system, maybe they can overtake Microsoft?

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    If Google creates linux based operating system, maybe they can overtake Microsoft?
    I hope that doesn't happen; I don't want to have to label Google as the evil empire too. (The one on top will always have that label no matter what reality may be)

    As for Bing, my wife's best friend's name is Bing and last time I checked, she can't find anything, no matter how hard she searches. 'nuff said.

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    I find google to be as objectionable as I do Microsoft. They have taken over so much of their respective markets because they were good at first. Now however, with so little competition, they have not progressed at the same rate and it is competition that ensures such progress.

    I hope there is a new approach to search. I don't think bing is it. Someone wrote in CF recently that they thought it had already gone bong. I don't think it made that much noise, to be honest.

    But we need something to come along which will remove such domination and stop all these small companies ringing up - as they do - saying they are google and we could have much more business if we paid them for top listings. when are people going to realise that there can only be one on top and the fight to get there is only going to make one winner - no not the paying customer but, the search engine/advertising company.

    Is the 'train reaching the end of the line' and can I hear, "ALL CHANGE".

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    To be honest, I've never heard of bing! What's so unique about it or is just the same search engine you find in most places!

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    Bing is Microsoft's original Live search engine that's been rebranded with that name but essentially the same thing except they have a new "decision engine" they bought from some company that is supposed to help make your decisions for you. Kind of like all Microsoft products.

    It doesn't work from what I can tell. There's been one study, too, that seems to show indications people won't switch and, after spending $100 million in advertising, Bing still has not eclisped Yahoo.

    There is a blind test site where you place a search topic and it presents the results of Bing, Google and Yahoo. Over a week or so, I used it and selected which results I thought were the best returned. Out of 100 searches, I selected (without knowing which was which) Google 89 times, Yahoo 11 and Bing 0.

    Bing getting no votes was a surprise because you would think would get at least one vote on blind chance alone but perhaps that tells us something about Bing right there.

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    People moving over to Bing would be unlikely anyway, even if it were better. Microsoft, ironically, are in a similar position Linux flavours are in now. People don't like change. I know I'm not leaving Google anytime soon.

    Also, it has a silly name. Had to be said.

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    The name Google is pretty silly too, just ubiquitous

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    Yeah, it is, but google rolls off the tongue. Goooooooooooooogle. Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooogle (okay I'm going to be doing that all day now.) The point is Bing just reminds me of 1) Friends, 2) some form of noise to do with a cashier and 3) the noise a microwave makes when it's finished...microwaving.

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    Yeah I have to agree. When I hear Bing, it doesn't sound professional. I just keep on remembering Chandler Bing from FRIENDS!

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    lol. I am showing my age when I associate Bing wth Mr Crosby. I hope I am not such a comparitively old guy, that I need explain more, who he was

    On topic: I think I must be out of step with the world. A search engine is just that - a tool to find stuff. I don't understand (so, I hope someone can enlighten me) why people think Google is the best thing. Surely we should look for search engines which provide information which is either local or subject-specific?

    I know of a lot of companies who spend a (relative), fortune on google and see little benefit. Same old story. People think they have to be with the ubiquitous 'one' and behave like lemmings (no disrespect to lemmings ), when they could at least occasionally check out the alternatives. Alternatives doesn't necessarily mean competitors and just because something is 'big' doesn't mean it is best.

    The only analogy I can think of right now is in concreto. I buy fruit and veg from an (certified), organic farm. Small, local 'trader' and the produce is daily fresh as opposed to weeks old at the supermarket and, even comparing organic with organic, the supermarket stuff is plastic in taste. It's also more expensive and a chunk of the payment doesn't go to the grower(s) because it goes to the middle man. Back to search engines now and the middleman scenario applies to them. I think we should not be fooled that organic search results by these big search engines (like supermarkets), are best. They will price everything - and adjust algorithms - such that they satisfy their vested interest in making us pay for sponsored links.

    cynical yet real,

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    Google is not a made up name..

    Most people overlook the obvious...
    Go... Ogle...(to eye; look or stare at.)
    I am amazed at how many people actually question how they arrived at this name! Especially those that speak English!
    The funny thing about Bing, is when I attempt to use my webmaster account, like the offerings in google and need help, I find when I look for help with my bing account in Bing, I get google results, when I google my question, I get the answers I was looking for....
    Last edited by nexxterra; 08-01-2009 at 07:19 PM.

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    Google comes from a typo of googol, not from a combination of two verbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nexxterra View Post
    Most people overlook the obvious...
    Go... Ogle...(to eye; look or stare at.)
    I am amazed at how many people actually question how they arrived at this name! Especially those that speak English!
    That isn't what they did at all. Completely false. What really happened is that they just misspelled Googol, which is a number and the name they were meaning to use.
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    i think people better start watching bing.
    I just read in the Economist that with MS and Yahoo joining up, Yahoo will now use bing so together MSN and yahoo will handle 30% of all searchs (google will have 65%). It's hard to ignore 30%...

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    Quote Originally Posted by IronManFan View Post
    i think people better start watching bing.
    I just read in the Economist that with MS and Yahoo joining up, Yahoo will now use bing so together MSN and yahoo will handle 30% of all searchs (google will have 65%). It's hard to ignore 30%...
    Competition is good for both sides though. It will at least keep Google from becoming complacent.
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