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Bing Search Engine

Post by onehundredandtwo » Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:48 am

Well nobody's brought up the topic so I'll start. :mrgreen:

I've been using Live for a while now and I actually don't miss Google at all. So far I like Bing, very professional and better results. I'm definitely not prepared to turn back any time soon.

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Re: Bing Search Engine

Post by reptileguy » Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:14 am

If I search Google for my board, I get 439 results. Yahoo: 463. Altavista: also 463.
Bing yields 27 results, including auto-generated nonsensical pages. That doesn't look very professional :roll:

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Re: Bing Search Engine

Post by Techie-Micheal » Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:52 pm

Microsoft is trying really hard to reinvent their search engine. They have yet to impress me.
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Re: Bing Search Engine

Post by Tom » Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:34 pm

Techie-Micheal wrote:Microsoft is trying really hard to reinvent their search engine.
Why don't they first work on reinventing their web browser, then worry about the search engine later. :roll:
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Re: Bing Search Engine

Post by Techie-Micheal » Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:45 pm

Tom wrote:
Techie-Micheal wrote:Microsoft is trying really hard to reinvent their search engine.
Why don't they first work on reinventing their web browser, then worry about the search engine later. :roll:
Seriously.
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Re: Bing Search Engine

Post by EXreaction » Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:03 am

In my very short time testing it, Bing seems to bring up more relevant results. I've not gotten to test it very much yet though. :P

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Re: Bing Search Engine

Post by Techie-Micheal » Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:07 pm

I've somewhat changed my opinion of Bing for that reason. There seems to be less fluff than Google. However, there's also fewer results. I'm not converted over yet, but it'll be interested to watch.
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Re: Bing Search Engine

Post by Tom » Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:23 pm

I've noticed with Bing, though, that some websites do not show up on the first page of results by typing in their site titles. For example, if you type in the name of one of my websites in Google, the first 2 results are for the proper website. However, on Bing, if I type in the title of my website (two words), it doesn't show any results for my website on the first or second pages. The only way to get it to show the results for my website is if I type in the full domain name of the site - then it shows the proper results. I suppose that this could be because it is still spidering sites for data, but it's quite interesting that this is an issue. Now, my website isn't the most popular in the world, but it has enough traffic to be in the top results when the full name of the website is typed in (which is only 2 words).

Obviously, Microsoft has more work to do here.
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Re: Bing Search Engine

Post by Phil » Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:09 pm

Microsoft uses a different ranking algorithm, perhaps your site is simply not ranked as high as others on that particular term?
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Re: Bing Search Engine

Post by Tom » Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:33 pm

iWisdom wrote:Microsoft uses a different ranking algorithm, perhaps your site is simply not ranked as high as others on that particular term?
Well, my site definitely isn't ranked higher than others with similar site titles. I just find it interesting how Bing lists results differently than Google and Yahoo do. I suppose that could be better or worse, depending on what you're looking for in a search engine.
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Re: Bing Search Engine

Post by Wyr!H@x!mu$ » Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:47 pm

From what I've seen this far Bing.com is nothing more then Live.com with a different skin :(

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Re: Bing Search Engine

Post by liposuctionguide » Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:55 am

It’s different precisely because of the autoplay. If you’re a system administrator for an office and you -have- to block porn, you -have- to block bing. If you -have- to block streaming media, you -have- to block bing.

It’s not just a search engine, it’s a way around filters.

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Re: Bing Search Engine

Post by zed09 » Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:51 pm

But for me, i don't think anything can replace Google - maybe because i'm just so used to it. It has become a household name lately though.. like if you want to find out about something, you 'google' it, right?

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Re: Bing Search Engine

Post by god0fgod » Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:58 pm

Search Engines annoy me because when I changed my domain for my blog, google at least didn't notice and acted like it was completely new, so my ranking was set low again.

There should be features for webmasters to continue the rankings to a new domain. Can you actually do that already?

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Re: Bing Search Engine

Post by AdamR » Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:12 pm

god0fgod wrote:There should be features for webmasters to continue the rankings to a new domain. Can you actually do that already?
Yes, it's called a 301 status code. ;)

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