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With 504 votes collected, the results were: 49% voted for Firefox 4; 26% think Internet Explorer 9 was the most improved; 15% believe Chrome 10 is the most improved; 8% voted for Opera 11; while only 3% think Safari 5 was the most improved browser.

Full results and this week’s poll after the jump.

Firefox 4 and Internet Explorer 9 are considered the most improved browsers by MakeUseOf readers.

And now for a poll question from Ryan Dube asking for your opinion on the search giants.

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This week’s poll question is: Will Bing Search Ever Catch Up With Google?

Google has the market right now, but some people are a little disgruntled with search results. Will Google’s purely algorithm-based search stay ahead of the emerging alternatives? Will Bing ever come out on top? What do you think?

Please feel free to elaborate on your answer in the comments! Which search engine do you use? Why will Bing/Google win in the end? What are the major factors at play? How long do you think it will take to find out?

  1. yahoo it
    May 3, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    I didn't know how to use google so I binged it.

  2. Katherine Yang
    April 27, 2011 at 8:36 am

    They do, in fact, have a social network - Orkut (http://www.orkut.com)!

  3. bexbell
    April 26, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Bing is cuter to look at, but Google still has the best, most relevant results. And should Bing even try? Google already rules the planet. Search engine, satellite map, email, calendar, maybe a social network, documents...and more than I can remember. And 'google' has become a verb. I have yet to hear anyone say,"I 'binged' that word and this came up."

    • Tina
      April 26, 2011 at 6:21 pm

      Imagine Google had never tried because it seemed like Yahoo and Altavista were so great? OMG! There is always room to grow and invent something new. I don't think Bing will do it, but I do think that there is room for competition, especially since technology and how people use it is always evolving. In time, every empire will fall.

    • Katherine Yang
      April 27, 2011 at 6:36 am

      They do, in fact, have a social network - Orkut (www.orkut.com)!

    • Angela Alcorn
      April 27, 2011 at 8:05 am

      Haha! Great point!

  4. Leah49
    April 25, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    When Bing stops using Google to get search results...

  5. Anonymous
    April 25, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    I like the bing intrerface in some ways, but the algoritms, oh, the algoritms...

  6. Clyde Lerner
    April 25, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    I've never found Bing any use in search arena. Occasionally, I go there to see pretty picture, then move on to Google for real searches. I bet Microsoft will change name at least one more time before it improves. Don't believe it can steal Google's biz as easily as it did Netscape.

  7. Anonymous
    April 25, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Google is superior in all except image results in my opinion. Thats where bing comes in strong, pictures. I use IE9 and Google if at all possible.... which it always is. My schools network is set to bing by default. It used to be Google but they changed it.

    • Clyde Lerner
      April 25, 2011 at 4:07 pm

      James - be careful where you use those images. A client of mine just got sued using an unauthorized image he got from Google.

      • Anonymous
        April 25, 2011 at 10:28 pm

        Good to know. I dont use them for anything important but still.

  8. Merryann Palmer
    April 25, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Sorry, but after 20 years as an IT professional (retired 9), I find Bing to be the most confusing, difficult to figure out search engine I've ever seen.

  9. Roberto
    April 25, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Bing is starting to come on strong. I think there is a lot of hate towards Google brewing. This is starting to resonate with small businesses who are being pushed down by Google who keeps rewarding the big brands. This is going to be a problem for Google especially in USA. The problem with EU is they hate MS..

    • Miggs
      April 27, 2011 at 6:59 am

      It's true. Here in Europe we associate Microsoft with Evil. It's a kind of monster we're desperately trying to run off!

  10. Scutterman
    April 25, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Bing is way behind, and articles like this http://googleblog.blogspot.com... makes me even less likely to use it. I find Bing annoying and irrelevant and I hope Microsoft are forced to give users a choice as to their default search engine in future.

  11. Scutterman
    April 25, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Bing is way behind, and articles like this http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/microsofts-bing-uses-google-search.html makes me even less likely to use it. I find Bing annoying and irrelevant and I hope Microsoft are forced to give users a choice as to their default search engine in future.

  12. Nat Jay
    April 25, 2011 at 6:40 am

    Bing definitely has potential but it's going to take consistent innovation to measure up to Google. Personally, I use both Google and Bing.

  13. Miggs
    April 25, 2011 at 4:18 am

    I think most of Bing's fans are those who don't bother or don't know how to change it in Internet Explorer. It would be interesting to see how many do use it along with IE. Like 95%?

    • Clyde Lerner
      April 25, 2011 at 4:08 pm

      I love the fact that when you do try to choose Google, it's either rated 3 or 4 out of 5 stars. C'mon Microsoft. Can you be a little less transparent?

  14. sirloganthestud
    April 25, 2011 at 1:48 am

    I think Bing definitely has a better interface, but Google's still very superior.

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