During a spot of internet surfing I stumbled upon Bing VS Google, a website which allows direct search result comparisons between both search engines. I use a mixture of both search engines but have Bing set as my default for smartphones, notebooks and my desktop. The ability to directly compare the results of both search engines is made interesting for me due to my move from Google Search.
To test search results from Bing and Google I typed in various common searches (for my life) and viewed the outcome. These are the results:
Searched for “Recent news events”
Not a lot to compare for this search. Similar results show for both search engines. This is clarified further by the appearance of Yahoo News reaching top 3 results.
Searched for “Public Relations Professionals”
Lets see which Public Relations Professionals and Organisations know their SEO. Predictably Wikipedia is showing as the first result for both search engines but other than that the results are completely different. Notice two large PR bodies; CIPR appears for Google whilst the PRSA appears for Bing.
Searched for “Restaurants in Cheam”
Without a doubt Bing shines as the star of this search by displaying the map locations, name, address and phone numbers of local restaurants – no further click through required! Google offers the usual search results and map locations but requires the user to click further for any valuable details.
Searched for “Rather beautiful models endorsing Hornby Railways”
It was worth a try… I just like Hornby Railways and beautiful models (females of course).
Searched for “Michael White PR”
This could be the deciding factor of this search engine war. Which browser is kind to me? For this test Google seems to have won. Both search engines have listed my website as their top result but Google has far more entiries of better quality. Bing seems to have displayed lots of HTML code as the description of its first result.
Which is your favourite search engine?