Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Bing Beats Google?
Microsoft released its new search engine Bing. All I can say is that I'm pleasantly surprised. I'm trying to use Bing as my default search engine just to try it out and see if Microsoft has finally caught up with Google.
I was writing a different blog than this one, one about sports, and did a search for "UCLA basketball championships" on Google and Bing. Google returneda wiki page on the NCAA basketball tournament. Bing returned a page on UCLA championships. I was looking for the years that UCLA won the NCAA tournament. To my surprise the bing result is actually better. I'm also finding the left hand navigation to be more useful than I thought it would be.
So far, I like Bing. I used Google almost exclusively even when I worked at Microsoft because I just did not find my results on Live Search to be as relevant as I would like. But if Microsoft can close that gap, I may have to switch my default search engine.
Have you tried Bing yet? If so, what do you think?