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Bing.com second for Bing USA

     
2:00 am on Jan 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I'm trying to check if I can filter the result I get to US based bing if there is so I tried searching the key phrase "Bing usa" in bing.com and I was surprised with what I got.

My Search Result [img40.imageshack.us]

Bing.com was only second in result on their own search engine searching for their own name.

2:24 am on Jan 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

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If you are already on bing.com, offering up bing.com as the first result would be the result of a bad algo - because logically you are looking for something else, not looking to go round in a circle. So nothing wrong with Bing's choice here.
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Bing's algo is very literal and is often swayed by vocabulary included in a page's title. In that Bing-ian sense, and given the titles of the other results, bing.com doesn't necessarily fit my expectations of what Bing would return for a "Bing usa" search... even, as in this case, apparently from the Philippines.

If you are already on bing.com, offering up bing.com as the first result would be the result of a bad algo - because logically you are looking for something else, not looking to go round in a circle.

encyclo - That is getting very philosophical, expecting a certain degree of self awareness (or modesty) from a search engine that I wouldn't expect it to have. ;) If you search for "bing" on bing.com, the first result is in fact...

http://www.bing.com Official site

...along with the major nav links from Bing's home page.

(I guess they just don't want to send you to Wikipedia as first choice.)