---- Google's Matt Cutts Talks of New Focus On Low Quality Content
Robert_Charlton - 11:24 pm on Jan 27, 2011 (gmt 0)
...Bing simply threw in the towel years ago and aspires to do no more than simply copy Google...
As I'm seeing it, they often show the same results, but not exactly. They're both having trouble with these thin Q&A sites, and depending on what the difficulties are, they sometimes err in different ways.
On some queries that have no answer, eg, Google sometimes will return pages with different (but close) questions. Bing on the other hand sticks more precisely to the question, but returns more blank pages.
I just got a return on Bing where the answer was...
This question has not been answered yet.
Cached page was dated 8/7/2010. It's not a question that's asked a lot.
Both Google and Bing are too often fooled, though, by a group of pages that all give essentially unsatisfactory answers to the same question. My take on some of these, particularly answers to systematically compiled questions, say, about Windows error messages, is that they are often intentional spam... or at best equivalent to a stub page in Wikipedia.