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View Poll Results: Which search engine do you use?
Google 40 86.96%
Bing 4 8.70%
Yahoo! 0 0%
Other 2 4.35%
Voters: 46. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-09-2011, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Just curious. I have been using Google for nearly a decade. But I'm seriously thinking of switching to Bing. I like the results, features and overall appearance of it. The maps are nice, too. Google is really starting to get outdated. This article released just a few weeks ago shows that Google's usage is rapidly declining while Bing is eating away its market share. Bing now has a 17% market share whereas Google's is 64%.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-20...ver-past-year/
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:25 AM
 
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I have compared results numerous times in the past year to year and a half and google still consistently returns more accurate results. My guess is that bing is only gaining market share because MS sets it as the default search provider in windows on new computers. The average computer user doesn't know how to change it and probably doesn't even realize there is a difference. I would imagine google will realize this as an issue before long and come up with a clever way to draw new computer users in to switching back.
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:49 PM
 
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Google all the way here......Bing is ok, but Google is my default
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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It amazes me how 60 people viewed this thread but only 11 of them voted. Wtf?!
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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It amazes me how 60 people viewed this thread but only 11 of them voted. Wtf?!
It is called "Lurking."

And at 11-0-0-0 for GOOG, I think the trend is clear.

Where are Blekko and DuckDuckGo?
And Dogpile?
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Old 07-11-2011, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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The maps are nice, too.
Google's maps tend to be more accurate - especially when locating addresses in rural areas. Microsoft's (Bing's) online maps use the same data as their Streets & Trips product, and Google is consistently able to locate streets and addresses that Microsoft's products can't.

Microsoft's products are ok - we use S&T constantly throughout the day for our business - but they're not great. I've been thinking about evaluating the latest Rand McNally and/or Delorme products lately to see if they're any better.
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Old 07-11-2011, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Between Seattle and Portland
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Where are Blekko and DuckDuckGo?
And Dogpile?
Ixquick here, since black helicopters regularly circle my house and all my hats are tinfoil.

On June 27, 2006, Ixquick.com became the first search engine to delete private details of its users. IP addresses and other personal information are deleted within 48 hours of a search. Ixquick also does not share its users' personal information with other search engines or with the provider of its sponsored results.

(Wikipedia)
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:54 AM
 
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I forced myself to use Bing for 1 week a few weeks back. I did not like it at all. Google is home.
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Old 07-12-2011, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I forced myself to use Bing for 1 week a few weeks back. I did not like it at all. Google is home.
I kind of did the same. You're right...Google just feels like home. Bing just feels like a copycat.
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Bing just feels like a copycat yep!
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