View Poll Results: What search engine do you use?

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  • Bing

    35 58.33%
  • Google

    23 38.33%
  • Yahoo

    1 1.67%
  • Other(s)

    1 1.67%
12-04-2013 10:24 PM
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  1. vdroide's Avatar
    I am a Mac and iPhone user. Since Apple recently struck a deal with their old friend and enemy Microsoft, by using Bing services for Siri, I decided to take the Bing Challenge.

    My history: I was previously a Google user, Android, all Google services etc. Upon starting my PhD, I bought Office for obvious reason and saw the value in SkyDrive, which turned to be my favourite cloud service. I have a good email address which I cant use because of lack of IMAP or something similar for OSX, but I left Gmail for iCloud. I decided to try to get Google out of my life and my services seemed to be between Microsoft and Apple. So why not Bing.

    Results: For my work (natural and applied sciences) Bing wins hands down. My results are much more precise. I was really, really surprised and I have seen that Bing has drastically improved since the last time I used it.

    What do you guys use? I must assume its Bing as your are Windows users.

    P.S. Google Maps still seem to be best all round mapping service. If someone can better them in that area, I can live a Google free life.
    Laura Knotek and sahib lopez like this.
    06-13-2013 11:09 AM
  2. rdubmu's Avatar
    I use bing as it fits my needs and has better results. I also use bing for the bing rewards and it is tied into my windows phone.

    #1 reason why I use bing thou is because of the better results and because I dislike google.
    06-13-2013 11:12 AM
  3. mitunchidamparam's Avatar
    i use google still, but i think nokia maps are much better than google maps
    here in netherlands, nokia maps is much better
    city lens, off line navigation are a big deal breaker
    06-13-2013 11:18 AM
  4. sueha's Avatar
    Got used to Bing. Dont miss anything from Google. Definitely prefer the Nokia Maps to Google's though.
    06-13-2013 11:21 AM
  5. vdroide's Avatar
    Why do you guys prefer Nokia maps? I find Google has a lot more information, lots more POIs, and street view. Granted on the iPhone Apple is now surprisingly more accurate than Google Maps for me, but I still prefer Google maps.

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    06-13-2013 12:33 PM
  6. Luminatic's Avatar
    I use Nokia maps for directions and mostly google for searching. Reason for google: Bing is still in beta in my country and some features (e. g. filter results by date) are missing. Making google the better tool for me for searching. Reason for Nokia maps: I could so far always rely on their street maps and driving directions. And that's the most important for me. I know satellite maps are better on Google and there is no street view, but these are features I use rarely.
    06-18-2013 12:13 AM
  7. gedzum's Avatar
    I initially used bing in spite of google and just got used to it. It's functional enough for me and has become my primary search engine.

    I don't use maps all the time but they all seem to work fine in my usage.
    06-18-2013 05:05 AM
  8. LeLee092's Avatar
    If I'm on my phone: Bing and Nokia
    If I'm on my computer: google maps and 50/50 between Bing and Google (Bing is my default coz of the rewards, but old habits die hard, and I end up typing google on my browser a lot anyways :P)
    06-18-2013 05:40 AM
  9. Trehanx12's Avatar
    Google. Bing is still in Beta outside America and it's extremely outdated, I'd prefer it if they bothered to give international updates.
    06-20-2013 12:29 PM
  10. dba415's Avatar
    On this forum it's 50-50 it seems between bing and google. Everywhere else in the world it's probably like 95-5 Google.
    06-21-2013 01:28 AM
  11. WPmunkey's Avatar
    Bing because of the rewards. Now I'm just used to it. Plus Bing on WP is much better than using the Google app
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-21-2013 02:32 AM
  12. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Bing because of the rewards. Now I'm just used to it. Plus Bing on WP is much better than using the Google app
    My thoughts too.
    06-21-2013 02:41 AM
  13. Muessig's Avatar
    Generally on the computer I tend to use Google. Sometimes I'll use Bing if I want to search for something really quick (I have it setup so that what I type in the URL bar searches through Bing). On the phone I use Bing. Generally speaking whenever I use Bing I don't really notice a big difference between the two unless I've already searched for something using Google and I'm looking fore a specific result, sometimes Bing won't show that result.
    06-21-2013 08:29 AM
  14. Coreldan's Avatar
    Bing for a few reasons. I will admit to being a bit of a MS fanboy, but the fact is that I was constantly getting better search results when I decided to give Bing a chance upon getting Windows 8. In fact, my fiancee who is definitely not a fanboy (or a girl :P) of Microsoft has come to the same conclusion and has switched into using Bing instead of Google.

    The other reasons are a bit more fanboyish and comes down to Bing serving the rest of the Windows-ecosystem I have better.
    06-21-2013 08:32 AM
  15. ItnStln's Avatar
    On this forum it's 50-50 it seems between bing and google. Everywhere else in the world it's probably like 95-5 Google.
    True story! And whatever happened to Yahoo?
    I use Google just because I've always used it in the past, and my homepage is iGoogle...until they kill that off!
    06-21-2013 09:45 PM
  16. Jay Livestrong's Avatar
    Google! Although im thinking of using Bing to see the difference B)
    06-23-2013 12:51 PM
  17. Kellzea's Avatar
    I find that it depends what im searching.

    Bing is generally more accurate when you know what you are actually searching for. Its more "relevant" and doesn't smash adds down your face as if they were results.

    That said, google is much better for vague searches (when your not quite sure what you are after) and much better at reverse image search.

    So i tend to use bing as a prime search and google as backup and image search.
    LeLee092 likes this.
    06-23-2013 01:01 PM
  18. WasteSomeTime's Avatar
    Bing. I don't like the the tailored search results google keeps throwing at me.
    06-29-2013 05:36 PM
  19. CHIP72's Avatar
    I typically use Bing for general searches (mainly because my homepage is, but when I'm looking for information that is hard to find using a typical search string, I think Google is better.

    One search type where Bing is definitely superior to Google is video searches. The way Bing lays out the video results is very convenient.
    07-01-2013 08:52 PM
  20. Amil8's Avatar
    I use Google.
    07-03-2013 10:19 AM
  21. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    I use Bing. Also, Yahoo search is actually Bing search. They use Bing as their search provider.
    07-03-2013 10:37 AM
  22. gsquared's Avatar
    I try to use Bing as much as possible. Last I checked Google doesn't give me free stuff for using them. I'm really close to cashing in on two MSFT 400 point cards. I'll be able to finish watching The Walking Dead season.
    07-03-2013 11:37 AM
  23. Ian Too's Avatar
    I was a big fan of Google when it first came out, simply because up to then, search engines weren't very good. Suddenly, the results were sorted by relevance!

    As time went on however, news stories like the one about Google collecting data about unsecured wi-fi networks started to make me suspicious and when I found out that Google tracks your movements through Android handsets, I switched over. If I wanted to live in a surveillance state, I'd move to North Korea.
    07-03-2013 12:03 PM
  24. Kevin Rush's Avatar
    I have my home page set to "Bing". The beautiful new photos and "Popular Now" each day are great, I get the Rewards, and I am happier with the results.
    07-03-2013 12:15 PM
  25. Prasanna16's Avatar
    My favourite search engine Google . Because best and better .
    11-28-2013 11:28 PM
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