Enterprise Applications: Search Comparison Sites Pit Google Against Microsoft Bing, Others

 
 
By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2009-08-13
 
 
 

Search Comparison Sites Pit Google Against Microsoft Bing, Others

by Clint Boulton

Search Comparison Sites Pit Google Against Microsoft Bing, Others

Bing vs. Google

Created by Domagoj Pavlesic, Bing vs. Google features a simple, Google-like search box.

Bing vs. Google

Searching for Sushi on Bing and Google

A keyword search yields a split screen. The default is side-by-side comparisons of Bing and Google. Users can also click the button at the top to see vertical comparisons, or results from just Bing or just Google.

Searching for Sushi on Bing and Google

Try Something a Little Different

Let's spice it up a little and search for "How to build a house." Bing is a little bland here. Google has a YouTube video on how to build a house in a day.

Try Something a Little Different

BlindSearch

BlindSearch from Microsoft Developer Evangelist Michael Kordahi recalls the classic Coke vs. Pepsi Challenge. Type in a search query above, hit search, then vote for the column that you believe best matches your query. Results are randomized for every query. No rigging here!

BlindSearch

Searching Blindly for Rocky Horror Picture Show

A search for "Rocky Horror Picture Show" yields these results. Which is the best? We chose the middle, which was highlighted in blue.

Searching Blindly for Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Reveal

Yahoo, not Bing or Google, was our choice. Who knew?

The Rocky Horror Reveal

This Time, Were Gunning for Google

In the last search, we picked the search results that appealed to us most from a quick perusal. For this next search, "New York Yankees," we're guessing the right-most column is Google. Clicking on that column reveals ...

This Time, Were Gunning for Google

The Real Google Results

... That we were wrong. BlindSearch says Google results for "New York Yankees" are on the left. This will take practice.

The Real Google Results

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