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#1 yabbadoo

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 10:08 AM

Google vs. Bing
I have only just found Bing as a search engine. My browsing is just ordinary surfing, nothing complicated. no acrobatics. 

My initial reaction to Bing is that it is very good, I like it very much. Bing does all of the things that Google does for my activity, but having been with Google for 12 years, it is a difficult decision to change a winning team and dump an old friend who has served me impeccably.

I have looked up all the Bing comments and comparisons on the web, but would like some ordinary users who have had a long experience with Bing and Google to give me their honest opinions. Goods and bads.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 01:49 PM

I don't use either one much so can't really offer an opinion, but why not compare the two side by side for yourself at:

bing-vs-google? You'll get the results of your search from both at the same time.

 


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Posted 23 April 2013 - 11:32 AM

I don't use either one much so can't really offer an opinion, but why not compare the two side by side for yourself at:

bing-vs-google? You'll get the results of your search from both at the same time.

 

Thanks Flannel for replying.

 

I have already sussed out the web, but official and clinical test results have always got a kind of uncomfortable feeling about them.

 

I particularly wanted experienced users to give their comments. I have found often that the ground-root "shopper" knows far more than the vendors or professional analysts about the product.

 

Frankly at present my impression is that there is not a lot to choose between them, but having said that, Google is the household name for search engines, just like Hoover is the household name for vacuum cleaners. Plus i am convinced that Google has the edge over Bing.

 

Google and Hoover have been absorbed into our language over time as the descriptive terms for their respective virtues. If you say "Google it", everybody knows what you mean and do it even if they use Bing or some other search engine. Just like getting the vacuum cleaner out by saying "I'll get the Hoover out", when it is not a Hoover at all.

 

So by tradition, we use Google, but that does not mean Bing is a worse search engine, just that Google is historically more established as part of the furniture.



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 01:31 PM

And unfortunately "Bing it" just doesn't have the cachet that "Google it" does. Much like "Electrolux it" doesn't have the same ring as "Hoover it".

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