diberry - 2:25 pm on Jun 17, 2013 (gmt 0)
I think - just based on what I see in my own searching - that Google tries to index the whole web while Bing is content to cherry pick. Therefore Bing has the better quality results, but Google has the more comprehensive. The problem for Google is that (I suspect) it's just not possible to index the whole web in a meaningful way anymore, so they're struggling.
LOL @ the proof of failure.
@Savanadry, I started building sites in 1998. Back then, we linked as we saw fit. We even - gasp - PAID/traded for links from sites whose audiences were likely to enjoy our site. It was all about referral traffic, and in my mind it still is. The first thing Google ever did that I strongly disagreed about was to punish people for paid links. I get why they did it, but I think it was the wrong approach. And now we've slipped on down the slope to where negative SEO works because of the link fiasco.