Can Bing Knock Out The Champ? [INFOGRAPHIC]

bing google   Can Bing Knock Out The Champ? [INFOGRAPHIC]If you ever decide to play a little game of word association, and someone says “search on the Internet“, the chances are you will immediately reply “Google”. “To Google” has become the everyday verb for searching online, due to the site’s near-total dominance in the search industry. But I say “near-total” because one search engine, despite operating at a loss, is making themselves a continual irritant, and an obstacle to Google’s aim of total Internet domination. That search engine is of course Microsoft’s Bing.

The constant attempts to one-up each other means that they are constantly innovating, and that is good for the end user (that’s you by the way). But with all the changes that occur on both sites, which search engine is actually the best? Is Bing really the hopeless underdog or do they have a huge trump card that could upset the proverbial apple cart? That’s the subject of today’s infographic, which looks at each site’s search features.

After examining the infographic, what do you think?  Is Google the undisputed untouchable heavyweight champion of cyberspace? Or is Bing the Internet equivalent of Rocky Balboa, ready to come into the ring and snatch the title away?  What search feature is the one that could decide it all? All opinions and further boxing analogies in the comments below.

bing vs google   Can Bing Knock Out The Champ? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Infographic source: www.onlinedegrees.com
Image Source: Imjustcreative

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Gideon

I’ve tried so hard to ween myself off of Google and ideally use IE 9 (instead of Firefox) and Bing, but every time I make a test query on Bing it’s just terrible. With Google whatever I’m looking for is usually in the top 5 results. With Bing the majority of the time it won’t even be on the first results page!

This is extremely evident whenever I try to do some troubleshoot googleing; if I have an error I’m not familiar with and trying to search forums for a solution. Bing is just useless for such situations.

Another feature Google is great for is specific searches, as you can search shopping sites only, news, or even just forums (very useful for troubleshooting). And also you can limit the results according to dates, so you can only display links published in the last 24 hours, last month, or within the past year. I don’t believe this is possible, at least it isn’t easy to find how (I will admit I haven’t spent too much time on it, seeing how much it fails in general web searching for me to begin with)

Also I don’t like how Bing forces the whole social aspect of it with the trophies and messenger or whatnot on the right side of the screen when you do searches. Just right in your face and very irritating. The search ads are the same, also too large and distracting.

Thumbs down for Bing from me. Google [search] is just too good!

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Scutterman

There’s one reason I use google over bing. It works. Whenever I compare search results, google is always better and until bing can overcome this, it’s going to be stuck with just the users it gets by default. Reports from google that bing is using their search results also doesn’t inspire me.

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CoffeeCup

Well, for me, I like bing result more than google, especially if I search with other language. No matter what to search with google, like, sometime I just type and press enter without realising that I forget to change the language, google always has some kind of rubbish serve for me.

I use bing since it was still live search years ago. At that time I’ve started to feel uncomfortable with google’s “Don’t be Evil” and decide to swith to something not “mainstream”. But for people around me “the common people” as I call them, they can’t stop using google. It’s not like or dislike, it’s about having no choice. they know only google because google is google. They don’t know what search engine is so forget other search engine than google! I call this monopolising the mind. No choice for you because you are too ignorant to find other choice. I know that not everyone is like this. This is just my personal experiene about common people who use technology as fashion.

Above all, even I have nothing to search, still visit bing homepage everyday to see something beautiful, and often, get some knowledge about that beauty.

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Reý Aetar

i found most people are forced to choose search engines
often those using ie are using bing and sometimes certain softwares changes the default search engines and homepage
…and others dont bother to change the seach engine from google as they dont need the feel for that,except them who use some unpopular browser that comes with uncommon search engines..
AS LONG AS I AM GETTING WHAT I NEED …WHO CARES WHAT I AM USING :P

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Ashwin Rao

What is Bing? How come anybody referring that crap as search engine? Google is far better than MicroSoft evil empire.

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Gian Singh

Can’t imagine Microsoft making a better search engine than Google, everything Microsoft does never is great, however i do like windows 7 and XP.

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Muhammad Ahmad

Google is always better than bing.

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Igor Rizvi?

It cant.period

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Henry Ward

Let’s compare March 2011-2012 figures. Google gained 1.1 billion. Bing gained 0.4 billion.

Unless Google slows down significantly, I don’t think Bing stands a chance.

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Ibrahim Nadir

For me… Bing doesnt even exist… Seriously!

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Fawad Mirzad

When i decided to switch my every thing from Google to Microsoft and started from my gmail. everything in MS cloud services including Outlook.com, Skydrive are pretty well. Microsoft won’t lose any chance to get the search market and will spent as much money as needed to outpace Google. but to mention that bing is not still in position to replace Google. specially in non English language (I have tried Persian).
Google’s large selection of search shortcuts, search by images, very big index size, ranking policy, default implementation on majority of browsers (Chrome, FF, Opera, and most others) make it almost impossible for bing to replace it.
I administer a website with almost 20000 pages, which almost 19000 pages are indexed by Google and not half of it is indexed by bing.
I, as a person who really wanted to leave Google could not do it. but Microsoft is also know for not accepting defeat. they spent as much as needed, they work hard. hopefully at a time they replace Google.
to mention that bing is still working for normal users, but not for power searchers.
………
Google’s new policy to rank sites based on plus ones can be an even more long term threat for its competitor. as the result will be almost impossible to deceit because of users recommendation of quality.