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Digby
07-10-2010, 03:22 PM
Hi Guys

I am thinking of changing my default search engine to Bing.

I am finding that Google is aiming its search results to certain types of sites, and throwing up old forum posts on the first pages etc etc.

Have many of you changed over ?

DeSade
07-10-2010, 03:25 PM
Google still finds everything I need and 95% of the time on the first page.

xyz823
07-10-2010, 03:30 PM
Barely anyone has changed over through choice because Bing is sh*t.

Many of the high results for Bing is mainly because Microsoft force bing onto new computers and devices.

Cicero
07-10-2010, 04:47 PM
Well done Dig,wrong again.

somebody
07-10-2010, 05:53 PM
I started using Bing a while ago and found it does a good job, so have continued using it...

Snorkbox
07-10-2010, 06:07 PM
I use Copernic Agent with multiple engines enabled.

pctek
07-10-2010, 06:33 PM
Bing.


Have many of you changed over ?
Nah. Google Rules.

kahawai chaser
07-10-2010, 06:50 PM
Too many great free tools and search tricks with Google and their search engine to stay with them. Though I see Bing will be included in Fire Fox 4. (http://searchengineland.com/firefox-to-add-bing-as-search-option-52407)

mikebartnz
07-10-2010, 07:38 PM
Tried Bling and wasn't that impressed.

Battleneter2
07-10-2010, 07:50 PM
Just tried Bing again, turns out it found what im after to my surprise.

http://deanjrobinson.com/sidenote/just-one-reason-why-bing-is-****/

radium
07-10-2010, 08:01 PM
Nope, tried Bing I hate it, Google all the way

goodiesguy
07-10-2010, 08:21 PM
Google ftw.

People don't bing it, people don't yahoo it, people don't ask jeeves, they google it. Simple

porkster
07-10-2010, 08:21 PM
Google annoys me most days.
NZ searches with pages of non NZ sites.
Pages of items mentioning your search but they are all nasty search pages that just use your search term.

But bing, thats just CRAP

Chilling_Silence
07-10-2010, 08:41 PM
Tried bing, I was searching for a microsoft product and it couldn't find it. Went to google and it was the first result. I'm sold

:pf1mobmini:

mikebartnz
07-10-2010, 10:12 PM
Bling doesn't filter out duplicates. A search I did, of the first 10 entries 4 of them were repeats of the same. The same search on Google had no repeats on the first page.

SKT174
07-10-2010, 11:41 PM
http://www.bing-vs-google.com/

you can compare the results side by side ...

R2x1
08-10-2010, 06:50 AM
Bing and "think" do not really fit together, but if it blends in nicely with your Vista desktop, and IE5 with 15 toolbars, go for it. (If your copy of Norton will let you.) ;)

mikebartnz
08-10-2010, 08:39 AM
http://www.bing-vs-google.com/

you can compare the results side by side ...
I didn't realise it was so bad. 6000 odd for Google and 2 (that is two) for Bing.
and another 9000 odd to 34 for Bing.

Agent_24
08-10-2010, 09:04 AM
Google seems to find what I want a lot better than Bing.

For anything else there's always Copernic

1101
08-10-2010, 09:22 AM
Some issues with Google (still the best , could do much better)

Clean up the links to bogus sites
Occasionally, a search for malwarebytes with give results with bogus sites at the top of the results - you should know better google
Search for certain software, get mainly links to warez (ie pirate sites)

Go to (say) Press F1. Look at a topic. Exit & google that topic, hayhay one of the first 5 results is the exact PressF1 page I was just in. ARE YOU SPYING ON ME GOOGLE !!!!

Serach for blahproduct review, to get some product reveiws before buying. Results are mainly online retailers , is this an optimised search engine ??
Surely by now Google would at least SOME of the dedicated review sites & be able to link to them 1st

I have no issues with "Sponsored links". At least they are kept off to the side

Chilling_Silence
08-10-2010, 09:42 AM
For anything else there's always Copernic

Wow I've not used that in like almost a decade .... Didn't know it was still around! :D

Snorkbox
08-10-2010, 09:46 AM
Copernic works here. More to the point you don't have to get 25 billion hits in .03 seconds and most of which have very little to do with what you are wanting, Wortks on 64 bit Win 7.

mikebartnz
08-10-2010, 12:12 PM
For anything else there's always Copernic
or DuckDuckGo (http://duckduckgo.com/)