Google flings Bing into search engine bin

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  1. Daveski17

    Daveski17 Registered Member

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    I bet part of the Bing success at first was if it was the only search engine listed in the search providers, many folk could not work out how to add Google as their default.

    When you ask to 'show more search providers' they are all shown APART from Google. You have to type in a search box for Google, then you can add it. Thing is, they made the search box white.... and it's on a white background!!

    Sneaky :ninja:
     
  3. funkydude

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    Considering Bing still somewhat sucks outside of US searches, I think "staying flat" can be considered progress. If they actually expect to grow, they need to wake up to other countries.
     
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    So true
     
  6. roger_m

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    I've only used Bing once, and that was when it was just to try it when it first came out. I've never used it again - not that is was a bad search engine I just prefer Google, and never use anything else for my searches.

    I don't use the Google toolbar or anything similar - I just have my browsers configured so that to do a Google search I just type g followed by my search terms in the address bar, and then my Google search opens in a new tab.
     
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    I've never bothered using the default search, or searched using the address bar. I simply added Dogpile to my bookmarks (both the menu and the bookmarks toolbar) and start my search at their site. It has the advantage that if I want, I can change any search preferences at the same time.
     
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    I primarily use Bing so I guess I'm bucking the trend.
     
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    Try Bing again. I've been using it since it first appeared and besides it being a good search engine, the photos are quite entertaining. :)
     
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    When Bing came out it had a better image search and display functionality than Google. So, I used Bing only when I had to search for an image. But then Goolge copied Bing's style! so I shifted back to Google :D
     
  11. roger_m

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    I just had a look. The photos are nice, but not something I would normally ever see, because I go straight to search results page and not the main page. E.g. to do a Google search I enter g the the search terms, e.g. 'g wilders' By skipping the main page I'll miss the photos. As far as the search ability I still prefer Google to anything else.
     
  12. vasa1

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    And for so many other spaces not just search engines.
     
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