Planet13 - 4:19 pm on Aug 7, 2011 (gmt 0)
My last question is, is this in fact causing you less relevant search results?
Yes, absolutely less relevant search results. I was not aware how bad google's SERPs were until this last week, when i started to set up an aquarium (for a betta fish) and needed info on how to set it up properly.
Results were awful. Amazingly, results that I wanted that were SPOT ON from relevant sites (devoted entirely to betta fish aquariums) and had exact match titles were down below the fold. Lots of useless stuff ranked above it.
While I appreciate diversity and healthy competition - and would normally love to see bing take market share away from google - I unfortunately don't rank well at all in bing. So if bing split market share with google, I would probably have to start looking for a real job...