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Bing launched a "blind test" challenge.

     
5:19 pm on Sep 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Bing has launched a blind test challenge a la Pepsi Challenge. According to Bing their search results beat G's by 2:1.

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4:48 pm on Sept 20, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I did 4 comparisons, and a surprise to me - Bing won 3 of the 4 hands down. The one that Google won was 3:2.
2:44 am on Sept 21, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I did it for the heck of it and mine was a clean sweep.

why?

I can tell goog results from bing results....and I have a clear hatred against goog.

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hubris will only come around to bite you goog....and its coming fast.
8:46 pm on Sept 23, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Slightly off-topic in that I did not use bingiton for a current test. I just used two browser tabs.

I needed to find some information quickly, and I wasn't immediately finding it in Google. At that point, I generally open Bing, and I compare both engines as I refine my search. In this case, when I did that, the query that ultimately proved helpful was in the form...

[how to make a redwidget in brandname software]

The software, I should add, is designed to make widgets.

- I couldn't find anything even applicable in the first 50 results on Bing.

- On Google, the first applicable result, which also turned out to give me a useful answer, was #11, from... I hate to say it... eHow.

Brandname authority is distorting results on both engines... making it almost impossible to do any kind of research involving a brand.

Back to the topic....
4:11 pm on Oct 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Microsoft are saying Bing's test, so far, resulted in over five million visits.
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5:34 am on Dec 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

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And now - they're promoting

HOLIDAY SWEEPSTAKES
HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes, you must visit www.bingiton.com (the “Website”) during the Sweepstakes Period; follow the instructions on the Website to perform five (5) searches; click the designated button to indicate which search results you prefer after each search; complete the Official Online Entry Form
The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize: $15,151.52.

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I've done this 3 times and every time it's draw 1, Bing and G each 2. It really is hard to pick when you can tell - but I tried to be objective as to the quality of results. I nixed G on "tax form" for displaying a wikipedia article about them. That just annoyed me. What is it with wikipedia and G?
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All I can say is that Google has indexed 3 times as many pages on my site as Bing. Maybe I'm naive but that seems to indicate to me that a search on Google has a better chance of finding a result than the same search on Bing.
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Just did the blind test using specific phrases that are applicable to my forum (and others). Google won all of them.
9:28 pm on Apr 20, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I have a site that currently has around 9 million pages. Google indexes over 8 million of those pages; Bing around 300,000. Bing isn't impressing me.
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I'm too tired to find the link but, I do remember Duane stating that eHow and sites like it deserved some scrutiny when they rank highly. The results I'm seeing in many fields suggests that there is no need to use Bing, just go to eHow if you trust that brand.
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The other night I tried the bingiton challenge, but surprisingly the Bing site could not even render the results page, just a long coded error message. The Google tab popped right up, but I still wound up picking the error message over the domain crowded, scraper site filled Google result.
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Link just redirects me to bing.com.
7:13 pm on Apr 27, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Me too
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