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Google's challenger, Bing it On!

  1. Apr 25, 2013 #1
    I hate to say it but I've been frustrated with Google lately. Lots of spam in results and too much on page information. Like if I search for a celeb. I'll get photos, information, videos and etc all cramping the search results. Too much multimedia. Sometimes it is quick and useful, but mostly it's annoying.

    Anyho, Bing has been getting better. It's not quite there yet, but they are finally making good progress and imo will be soon able to compete with Google results. Not in popularity yet, but in pure quality results.

    Here is an interesting site to show how far Bing has come.
    http://www.bingiton.com
     
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  3. Apr 26, 2013 #2
    I do use Bing as a home page. The daily scenic pictures are fascinating.
     
  4. Apr 26, 2013 #3

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    Google has also made a change recently that I find very annoying. When you do a search and get lots of good hits, you can no longer copy the address bar and post it as a link to the search. I used to do that all the time to help PF newbies learn how to use good search terms to find useful web pages. But now when you do a search, the URL box is empty. Frustrating.
     
  5. Apr 26, 2013 #4

    OCR

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    Maybe I'm misunderstanding something, here?

    http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sclien...96,d.eWU&fp=7bfa033871245053&biw=1106&bih=881

    http://www.google.com/search?q=Goog...a:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=rcs







    OCR
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2013
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  7. May 3, 2013 #6

    berkeman

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  8. May 4, 2013 #7

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  9. May 5, 2013 #8
    I've been using DuckDuckGo for a while, and I generally like the results. I also like that it stores a lot less data about me than Google does...
     
  10. May 5, 2013 #9
    Thanks for the tip, DDG is an interesting project! The results aren't too bad, but the result page is a little harder to scan imo.
     
  11. May 20, 2013 #10
    I just tried the challenge again and surprisingly I choose Bing 4/5 times.
     
  12. Jun 14, 2013 #11

    Chronos

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    I been using google way too long and am fairly convinced it is going to be run down by something newer someday. I'm just not convinced it will be bing. It has its own warts.
     
  13. Jun 15, 2013 #12
    I'm surprised you guys haven't found the newest and latest search engine; it's superior to all that have come before it, and all that will come after it.

    www.dinoogle.com
     
  14. Jun 18, 2013 #13
    haha if only... :D


    I've been using http://www.duckduckgo.com a bit. Worth a look.
     
  15. Jun 18, 2013 #14

    mathman

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    It's google with a jazzed up front end.
     
  16. Jul 15, 2013 #15

    DevilsAvocado

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    These are pretty okay:

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    https://www.startpage.com

    Fetches results straight from the Google search engine without saving the users IP addresses or giving any personal user information to Google's servers.

    ixquick.gif
    https://www.ixquick.com
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ixquick

    A metasearch engine that provides search results from over ten best search engines in full privacy.

    I use Startpage.com most of the time (except for videos & pictures).


    P.S: Don’t miss the Settings.
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2013
  17. Jul 15, 2013 #16
    I've always been a bit adamant about using Bing because of my early memories of it. Apparently, that's changed. Bing won four out of five with the last being a draw.

    Impressive.
     
  18. Jul 29, 2013 #17

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