Microsoft Claims Bing's First Month Was Great

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socalboomer

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It's my primary - I hit Google if I can't find it with Bing.

I like Bing maps better than Google's (especially some of the directions features) and the general Bing results are quite good - better than the "popularity contest" that are Google's results. . .
 

lifelesspoet

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So now we have a choice between google's data mining or microsoft's getting kickbacks to funnel us consumers into different shopping sites.
This is a lose/lose for consumers.
 

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I prefer Bing on most things except News, which is extremley important. Right now, Google is amazingly better at News, in both article relavence and quality of sources. Until Microsoft improves in that, I will probably stick with Google.
 

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I had a friend who called me a sheep for using Google instead of jumping on the Bing bandwagon. I'll check it out when Google disappoints.
 

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It isn't my primary yet, but only because it's so hard to break old habits.

Since it first came out, search results with bing have drastically improved. I'm ready to switch, in fact I'm changing my home page now.
 

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i find that bing is better with specific queries while google is better at general ones.

i wonder what kayak has to say about that bing travel statistic
 

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[citation][nom]bfstev[/nom]i find that bing is better with specific queries while google is better at general ones.i wonder what kayak has to say about that bing travel statistic[/citation]

For specifics in Google, click the "Advanced search" on the right of the bar and put the words that MUST be in the phrase you search for. Google automatically omits words like "the, of, and, on" and such, and also will give you results with only certain parts of your search query, because exact ones don't work sometimes. Google just gives you the choice :)

 

apmyhr

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[citation][nom]Master Exon[/nom]I had a friend who called me a sheep for using Google instead of jumping on the Bing bandwagon. I'll check it out when Google disappoints.[/citation]
Because we all know there is no such thing as a Google bandwagon.
 

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i upgrade computers alot at my job and used to always change from the (often default) live search to google because live didn't find things in the order that i expected. bing does. i don't change it when it is the default, but still use google when i ever have to type in a search engine address...probably out of habit.
 

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That report from microsoft bothers me, a search engine should be there to give me unbiased results, not send me to sites that are paying more. They shouldn't care if tiger directs sales increased they are supposed to return everything equally and not who ever pays more.
 

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I been using Bing for a bit now… AND I hate to be the person to mention this but I have found this last week they have changed the porn filtering.
When Bing came out it was the ideal search for porn. Then Bing got all that bad publicity regarding porn filtering…. Now you have to work to find some skin. Yes, safe search is off.

As for normal browsing, I like Bing… It’s decent.
 

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[citation][nom]hunter315[/nom]That report from microsoft bothers me, a search engine should be there to give me unbiased results, not send me to sites that are paying more. They shouldn't care if tiger directs sales increased they are supposed to return everything equally and not who ever pays more.[/citation]

They make money from the advertiser, not you...so of course they care.
 

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[citation][nom]hunter315[/nom]That report from microsoft bothers me, a search engine should be there to give me unbiased results, not send me to sites that are paying more. They shouldn't care if tiger directs sales increased they are supposed to return everything equally and not who ever pays more.[/citation]
If you took the time to read it you would see that the story is about the ADVERTISING on the site and not based on fake search results sending you to a partners website unlike the first few results on half my google searches :S
 
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I use Bing now - the maps feel better and are a bit easier to use in my opinion. In the past, I only used Google for searching anyway - now I have a good alternative to giving all of my data to Google.
 

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Bing's not bad, I love the way the video results work, but I'm a long time googler so i don't seem myself changing it as my default search for a while (especially on firefox).

My biggest google gripe are all the lame ad links I get as search results. i want to look up information on hdtv reviews, and I most of the hits I get are shopping websites whit "be the first to review" on them. it's so effing aggravating. If bing can avoid this issue I'd be much more ready to get on board with them.
 

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I get used to typing google, but bing is getting better. Bing will be my second choice of search engine if I don't remember to use it in the first place.
 
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