Bing vs Google

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    Jul 13, 2009 5:35 PM GMT
    Im pretty sure most of you have heard of the new search engine from Microsoft: Bing.

    I just gave it another try today, im quite impressed with some of the features...I have to admit that it is actually better structured than google.

    Here is my little review on what I've tested so far:

    Image Search:


    All i can say is WOW, bing nailed it on this one. The image filter is so well structured that its just scary. I can find any image i want way faster than using google and this is fact not my opinion. Google's image filter is under a button that says "advance search* on bing is just on the left side of the screen responding to every click.

    Video Search:

    As in images you have all the options available on the left side of the screen making it really easy to filter the content. Once you do your search and the thumbnails appear, the video automatically plays once you rollover it(sound included), this also makes the search quite faster.

    News Search

    Bing didnt convince me at all with this one, no image preview, no default news page, so googe definitely does a better job.


    Search Results:

    - This is totally relative, bing would not necessarily offer better search results but it definitely does a very good job. Some people say that they love the fact that Bing offers a better mixture compared to google which will always place youtube and wikipedia on its top results making the search predictable but seriously I have tried it and google STILL offers way better search results in general compared to Bing.

    Interface:

    Bing has a better layout than google for sure. Better structure, better design, more user friendly, better usability and overall google looks like a 1994 browser while Bing looks more like 2007.

    FINALLY:

    I think Im not gonna switch yet cause there are very important tools I use from google being a web developer but Bing is coming for it and has potential to shake the SE Giant and I think thats good, I think is about time for google to face some real threat and remind them that they could perfectly lose this market if they "fall asleep".
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    Jul 13, 2009 5:45 PM GMT
    I don't like the visual design of Bing. Too cluttered.
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    Jul 13, 2009 5:55 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidI don't like the visual design of Bing. Too cluttered.


    Same.

    The design makes it load slower

    The only thing that leaps out to me so far is the ease of use of the image search. In contrast to google where you have to go to advanced options to pick out the size/color/etc.

    The video section is absent for me. Either it's another scary preview of the future of walled internet and country restrictions (it IS microsoft after all, they're not exactly saints), or it's like that to everybody.

    Not gonna switch either, but google has to update some of their stuff. Just please please keep it simple and not like Bing's sleek, showy, for-people-who-pay-only approach.
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    Jul 13, 2009 9:54 PM GMT
    Thanks, that's more than MSN told me!
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    Jul 13, 2009 11:36 PM GMT
    Sedative said
    Timberoo saidI don't like the visual design of Bing. Too cluttered.


    Same.

    The design makes it load slower

    The only thing that leaps out to me so far is the ease of use of the image search. In contrast to google where you have to go to advanced options to pick out the size/color/etc.

    The video section is absent for me. Either it's another scary preview of the future of walled internet and country restrictions (it IS microsoft after all, they're not exactly saints), or it's like that to everybody.

    Not gonna switch either, but google has to update some of their stuff. Just please please keep it simple and not like Bing's sleek, showy, for-people-who-pay-only approach.


    the design will load slower if its a really slow connection, it loads pretty fast in all networkd ive tried so far.

    On the other hand Bing's design is using a table based template for its main structure but the search window is div based meaning that its fully customizable and you can perfectly have a google look(meaning no look) if you want or some no-image based design, whatever better fits you. However google has table tags everywhere and its a very limited layout. This means that on google you pretty much have to keep what they give you and thats it. Sorry, but I dont think thats something on their favor.

    just to keep it clear, bing's filter for image search is not just easier to use but the filter code itself is way better than the one from google.

    I have noticed that on forums like webmasterworld.com most of the reviewers are switching to bing and thats what caught my attention, probably the average user would wait a little longer but the switching is already happening, just not for me... no yet.
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    Jul 13, 2009 11:39 PM GMT
    I only use Bing for "the bird's eye view" maps, when I'm checking out real estate. Otherwise, I use Google for regular search.
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    Jul 13, 2009 11:40 PM GMT
    ya know.. I am not a fan of google, I never have been and this mentality they claim of "don't be evil" is a load of crap...

    But I dislike microsoft more

    Let google flatten bing..
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    Jul 13, 2009 11:46 PM GMT
    lilTanker saidya know.. I am not a fan of google, I never have been and this mentality they claim of "don't be evil" is a load of crap...

    But I dislike microsoft more

    Let google flatten bing..


    thats what keeps me worried...whatd be worse: google being a SE monopoly or microsoft being a SE monopoly...I think the later scares the shit out of me cause I always hated Microsoft. But then I think again, as a user I want to use software that fullfils my expectations, and getting stuck with one company just because the alternative is not morally viable doesnt lead me anywhere, google needs GOOD competition or they will evolve slower than a frigging turtle.
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    Jul 13, 2009 11:57 PM GMT
    Meh.... Microsoft has never been my cup of tea and Google has always worked flawlessly for me. Microsoft Live Earth just pisses me off, as it never seems to work properly. So I go Google all the way.
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    Jul 13, 2009 11:58 PM GMT
    I'd rather "google" something, than "bing" it.
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    Jul 14, 2009 12:03 AM GMT
    Yeah it sounds nasty.

    "What's the difference between a Donkey and an Ass? For your homework make sure to Bing Ass later"
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    Jul 14, 2009 12:06 AM GMT
    Oh please. All companies are evil. Some just aren't obvious about it.
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    Jul 14, 2009 12:10 AM GMT
    xrichx saidOh please. All companies are evil. Some just aren't obvious about it.


    nahh, google is not evil at allllll, they only use your private info to make money, how is that bad? it says it on the page you just clicked accept without reading.
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    Jul 14, 2009 1:07 AM GMT
    if google has more competition, the ads will start to cost less to online promoters and products or services can potentially be offered for a lower price. it's a win win.
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    Jul 14, 2009 1:37 AM GMT
    carabin saidif google has more competition, the ads will start to cost less to online promoters and products or services can potentially be offered for a lower price. it's a win win.


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    Jul 14, 2009 1:39 AM GMT



    LOL, we had a bowl of Bing cherries today at lunch....