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#1
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.

Thank you.
 
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honestly I think bing copied a good deal of google's style. it's not bad really, but the way I see it is this:

if you use microsoft services like mail, etc - go with bing. if you use gmail etc go with google. if you use neither, go with google ;)
 

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type 1+1 in both google and bing, whichever you choose is the better one

or type: convert 30mm to inches
 
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From my statistics, 84 searches were on Bing, 3745 where on Google
Bing is nothing compared to Google and you also have Yandex which might look a lot like Google

Everyone can make a search engine, it is not impossible.
As Google says, going away from it, wont help you or Google, but other search engines.

If you ask my opinion, I feel much more respected by Google
 
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Google is a lot better in my opinion. Whatever you are looking for and can't find with Google, you probably gonna need something specialized then (like shodan for example), but certainly not Bing.
 
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type 1+1 in both google and bing, whichever you choose is the better one

or type: convert 30mm to inches
I typed "convert 30mm to inches" into Google - it gave me the answer. Doing the same with Bing - it did not, just listed conversion links and a bit of a jumble.

I reckon the comments I am getting, is a positive YES for Google.
 
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When, exactly, did this forum become about a MS marketing tactic from more than six months ago?


MS is trying to beat the giant, so they are copying Google wholesale. I can get behind a company that might actually say that, then deliver something better. MS is content with aping Google, but then prefiltering the results. I cannot abide a service that thinks it knows what I want better than I do.

Yeah, Bing isn't bad, but it isn't good either. The difference between Bing and Google is how much you want your search engine to think for you. I cannot abide by any MS filtering, so I'm a google user. If you want to trade results for some modicum of convenience, that's your choice.



And for those of us who have been around forever, dogpile is still up. It started around the same time as google, but never got big (though it didn't die like ask Jeeves).


Google is a lot better in my opinion. Whatever you are looking for and can't find with Google, you probably gonna need something specialized then (like shodan for example), but certainly not Bing.
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Bing gives 5x times more malware results i think. (Saw a post in lifehacker i think)
 

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type 1+1 in both google and bing, whichever you choose is the better one

or type: convert 30mm to inches
Same results in both engines.
 

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Same results in both engines.
what i was refurring too was they each give you results but google gives you a calculator to do more without continually searching for it

type in "whats the temp" in both google and bing, this one won me over, but ill let you decide which is best

type in "whats my ip" in both and decide

type in "week forecast" in both and decide <-- surprising result

type in "where am i" in both and decide
 
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I have used Google for year, but tested out Bing for several months.
I went back to Google.

Why?

Google is more fun. There are a many, many sites that use Google ads that feed you ads based on what you have searched for, or the site you have visited.

I was at a site that used Google ads. I then opened another tab and searched for Jeep parts.
When I refreshed the original site, the ads were from off-road retailers. (yes that fast).

So I opened up a tab and searched for "naked women" (not in images, just in Google search).
When I refreshed the site the ads were for Russian/Ukrainian brides.

Great fun. :D
 

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I use which ever one gives me the best search results, but I tend to default too google since Ive used it for so long and its what comes to my mind when I need to find something, bing does not.
 

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type in "whats the temp" in both google and bing, this one won me over, but ill let you decide which is best
Google shows the same as "week forecast." Bing defines temperature.

type in "whats my ip" in both and decide
Google shows IP address. Bing does not.

type in "week forecast" in both and decide <-- surprising result
Both show a forecast.

type in "where am i" in both and decide
Both show map.


In all above, it goes by nearest ISP node (hostname), not physical location (obviously). In my case, that's 20 miles away.


I have used Google for year, but tested out Bing for several months.
I went back to Google.

Why?

Google is more fun. There are a many, many sites that use Google ads that feed you ads based on what you have searched for, or the site you have visited.

I was at a site that used Google ads. I then opened another tab and searched for Jeep parts.
When I refreshed the original site, the ads were from off-road retailers. (yes that fast).

So I opened up a tab and searched for "naked women" (not in images, just in Google search).
When I refreshed the site the ads were for Russian/Ukrainian brides.

Great fun. :D
I don't like being stalked online. Yes, it's amusing but it is also quite irritating.
 
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I used Google for years, but in the last year made the wholesale leap to Bing. Bing is not as great an intrusion on privacy as google is. Also, the search results are not influenced by advertising, but by relevance and age. Google search results are heavily influenced by advertising. Finally, getting directions in Bing is so much more refreshing. Not only does it give you landmarks (such as there is a McDonalds at the corner you turn at) to back up the directions, it also tells you the time to travel based on current traffic conditions, and can even adjust the route to make it easier to arrive at your destination (try getting directions for same route in a major city at different times per day...you'll see it).
 

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I used Google for years, but in the last year made the wholesale leap to Bing. Bing is not as great an intrusion on privacy as google is. Also, the search results are not influenced by advertising, but by relevance and age.
Very true. Google's search algorithm will also report very different search results to different users based upon their search histories. Someone who searches often for organic diets and health will get a much different search results when looking up Monsanto than someone who always looks for pesticide related topics.
 
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This is why Bing is better than Google:

 
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Please expand on this encrypted Google "Home Page". How does it offer better personal security ? Looks interesting.

Having read all the very interesting comments so far, does this version stop Google from doing peek-a-boos into our search patterns and presumably logging more of our activities ?
 

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1. Clicking on an ad:

https://google.com : Google will take you to an HTTP redirection page where they'd append your search query to the referrer information.

https://encrypted.google.com : If the advertiser uses HTTP, Google will not let the advertiser know about your query. If the advertiser uses HTTPS, they will receive the referrer information normally (including your search query).

2. Clicking on a normal search result:

https://google.com : If the website uses HTTP, Google will take you to an HTTP redirection page and will not append your search query to the referrer information. They'll only tell the website you're visiting that you're coming from Google. If it uses HTTPS, it will receive referrer information normally.

https://encrypted.google.com : If the website you click in the results uses HTTP, it will have no idea where you're coming from or what your search query is. If it uses HTTPS, it will receive referrer information normally.

So no, it does not stop Google for seeing what you are doing.
 
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So no, it does not stop Google for seeing what you are doing.
I agree it won't stop them see what you are doing, but are you sure they still giving you personalized results?... because I use Google this way for years now, and I didn't notice they started doing so.
 
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So no, it does not stop Google for seeing what you are doing.
Grateful for that explicit reply.

Looks like the encrypted Google has some worthwhile advantages over the classic version. Do you think it is better to have as my Home Page ?
If you do, I will swap it over immediately.
 

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Yes, it prevents "some" advertisers from getting some information.
I don't see any reason not to use it.
As for internet privacy at the hands of Google, no it does nothing. But that is the case for everything you do on the internet.
If you think what you do is private, you are either delusional of hopelessly naive.

Not directed at anyone and no offense implied. Just the reality of it all.