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I just wanted to get some opinions from everyone on this forum on whether you too are finding that Bing is much better than Google now, and whether you too are switching to Bing?
I ask only because we all use search alot and I have recently been dismayed by the results I am getting from Google. On the other hand, I have been rather impressed by the results that Bing has been delivering lately.
Google keeps changing its algorithms, and personally as a corporate user, I think it gives way too much emphasis to social networking. For e.g. most IT admins I know don't have the time or the interest to be BIG on Facebook when discussing security/admin details, so Google's inclusion of FaceBook data on security/admin details isn't going to be of much value to me. On the other hand, Bing's inclusion of tech forums such as Technet or this one does impact the results I care about as an IT admin. I abd many of my colleagues seldom discuss IT security on FB; FB is for friends and family, but we do participate in valuable forums such as TechNet, this one, and others.
Here's a specific example of what got me thinking...
...the other day we had a need to search for "Active Directory Security Risks" and the top 10 results on Bing were undoubtedly more relevant to the topic than the top 10 results delivered by Google. (You are welcome to try this on both Google and Bing and see the difference for yourself.)
Over the past few months, I haven't been very happy with Google's results (not to mention that it now adds 3 ads on top of each page!) whereas at the same time, I have seen Bing's results improve dramatically, so I am almost ready to make the move from Google to Bing, but before I did so, I just thought I'd check to see what others think about this as well, so I thought of asking this question.
Looking forward to your thoughts.
We had been using Google for the longest time, but as of about a month ago, we too swtiched over to Bing because we found that Bing's results were more pertinent to what we were looking for.
Its unfortunate that Google decided to give greater emphasis to Social Networking (e.g. Facebook, Google+ Twitter, Instagram etc.) because as it pertains to us techies, there's hardly any valuable subject matter to be found on the likes of sites like Facebook and Google+.
Bing's results have been much better in that regard, so we made the switch and are happy with it.
Some of us are hooked on to Google, because it provides so many free services that we end up SO much of our time using Google's servies. From Gmail to Search, and Google+ to Blogger, etc. etc., there's so much we depend on Google for.
Of course the downside is that Google knows SO much about us. I suppose given its behavorial analytics, it may know more about us than we do, i.e. knows us better than we know ourselves, and that is the part that is a little concerning to me.
For now, I'm sticking for Google, but I have to admit that the thought of regaining my anonymity by being Google-free has come to mind (more than a few times.)
I find it rather amusing that Yahoo doesn't even show up in the picture
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I don't know about the US, but here in the UAE, because of all the changes that Google keeps making, we too have started to find disappointing results, so many of my colleagues have been slowly moving to Bing. The results are what matter, and Bing is seeming better these days.
I am still using Google, but one of these days, I too plan on switching to Bing. Before I do so though, for a month or so, I plan on using both just to compare the results so I can make a decision.
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I don't know if Bing is better than Google, but I do know that a lot of people are upset with Google over its dismal search results, especially as Google keeps tweaking its algorithms frequently.
In fact, here's a Google Product forum discussion on how people feel that the new Google sucks - http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/websearch/VJ31q9BMtIo
Personally, I don't like the amount of information that Google collects about us, so I have since moved on to other services, as well as Bing, and I have to say, its a breath of fresh air.
I don't know about you but I switched to Bing the minute they made their last change to their privacy settings. Thanks but no thanks Google, you may not use my pictire in ads!