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The times I've used Bing, it seems pretty good. But really how good is it?
For the entire month of December, I will do all my searching at Bing.
How will this change my search habits, and my experience of the web?
Will I find what I need to find?
Anyone want to join me for a month-long Bingathon?
This is NOT a sponsored endorsement of Bing. Honest. Microsoft does not own me
So December is Bing month? I'm game.
Love the home page design approach, and like the results. So far, I put it on a par with Google, and it deserves a heavy-duty, month-long workout to see where it is truly stronger or weaker.
My one knock thus far has been that image searches have no information without hovering over them, and the response is slooow. The popup enlargement has always struck me as a bit pointless and I like to see the website location at a glance - without this hover business. The results seem okay, but I hate the implementation on that.
Only two observations so far:
1/ Results seem quite similar on the whole.
2/ If you are searching for info about php and if statements then google still wins. Bing confuses them with the word "if".
3/ I love the pretty pictures on Bing.
Sorry, that was 3 things, but I wanted to mention the pictures.
It's ridiculous how ingrained Google is on my mouse hand!
Just went to spell check "ingrained" with Bing...no "did you mean". Had to go to Google to check. Handy little feature Bing needs to introduce.
Search results in Bing, in my opinion, are comparable to Google.
That's the problem they are up against. They have to give people more of a reason to switch than to just be as good.
I think they should consider dropping all of the ehow type sites and their brethren. That just might give them the edge they need over Google.
Now some people might be reading this and saying 'Yeah yeah Asia_Expat, you're just seeing what you want to see because you'd love to see Google fall from it's perch'...
Well, yes I would like to see Google lose it's unhealthy monopoly... but I really do think Bing is the better search engine... and the traffic it sends me really is the better quality traffic.
I won't change my default search in FF though .. and I promise to give it a go with Bing.
I missed the big bing crash yesterday .. bloody hell .. I was skinning a blog for a mate and when I came out of it, all of the crashing was over.
Oh well, maybe next time then.