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How is Bing better than Google?

Asked by mirifique (1537points) March 26th, 2010

I really don’t get it. And want to know why.
And I’m not saying Bing is necessarily better, but I just hear this a lot from people, and don’t get how it’s an improvement on Google.

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erichw1504's avatar

It’s more of a preference to me. Bing has a little bit of a different layout in terms of their search results than Google. Some people like this better.

dpworkin's avatar

Now that Microsoft has declared its intention to continue to help the Mainland Chinese government to censor the web, I would choose to boycott Bing and support Google on moral grounds. Any perceived advantage that Bing might hold seems trivial to me when compared to such bad corporate behavior.

noyesa's avatar

Bing isn’t better, it’s just overgrown. I don’t really get the new advertising since I don’t notice Bing finding me more relevant search results. If I want to book a hotel, I will use a hotel search engine.

Both search engines find good results, but I feel that Google finds better results. If I look something up that a friend mentioned, like a restaurant, Google manages to find the exact restaurant as the first result with very little information. Bing usually takes some cajoling, and throws it in there with other like-named restaurants.

goodmoodgirl's avatar

it’s supposed to cut out all the blah blah and just give you the top relevant results… riiiiight

MrItty's avatar

It has better marketing. Beyond that, it’s not.

Vincentt's avatar

Try http://blindsearch.fejus.com/ and find out for yourself which is better.

cbloom8's avatar

It has a shorter name for starts! And…umm….I don’t know…. ummm….a shorter name? Anything else?

SeventhSense's avatar

@dpworkin
Ditto on the China issue

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