View Full Version : I'm thinking of changing to Bing

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 ?

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

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.

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

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...

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

07-10-2010, 06:33 PM

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)

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

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


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

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

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

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


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.

07-10-2010, 11:41 PM

you can compare the results side by side ...

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.) ;)

08-10-2010, 08:39 AM

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.

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

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

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

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.

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