Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Bing Beats Google?

Bing Search Engine

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?


  1. I like bling too!
    Although in Europe only a Beta-Version is online yet.
    The Picture-Search is quite nice too, especially with the left side navigation. Still I like the News part better on the google, because it shows the headline news without the need of typing a word.

    Overall I am quite impressed with bling.

  2. Ups.. I just found out that if I change the default language to English, then I get access to the final version than the european beta version. And it seems that the News part in the final version is as good as the google version.

    now bling rocks :-)

  3. Bing is surprisingly good but I don't it will replace Google.

  4. I agree. I don't think Bing can take the place of Google. People are creatures of habit, especially the older generation who are struggling to keep up with changing technology. It took my parents a year to be comfortable searching on-line using Google; They are not going to use Bing unless Google goes away.