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  1. Dusan Randj's Avatar
    I would like to use Bing, love the IU and image earch is much nicer, but for us in Europe it simply doesn't come close to Google. Many times I search for something not so popular I don't even get relevant result.
    So Google on PC, phone both, Bing when searching something I know it will be there...
    02-17-2015 10:37 PM
  2. gMaesterUK's Avatar
    I use Bing 95% of the time, sometimes I don't get the relevant answers so am forced to use Google.
    I agree MS do need to do more work on Bing in the UK & Europe though...

    G.
    02-18-2015 06:43 AM
  3. Primoz Kavcic's Avatar
    I would love to use bing but here as said above it is near to useless in Europe. For example if i search: Ffa (that's my college) i get football federation australia. Not even close to what i meant but google finds it correctly
    So sorry MS, i would but i just dont get what i want
    Alfa Kapa likes this.
    02-18-2015 07:11 AM
  4. jbestman's Avatar
    You come to a Windows enthusiast's site and ask if Bing is better than Google? What do you expect the answers to be? Hilarious.
    Next, go to India and ask them which country is better; India or Pakistan.
    N_LaRUE and 0000alex0000 like this.
    02-18-2015 07:30 AM
  5. hotphil's Avatar
    If you build up a history with Google, the results get better.
    Same with Bing.
    Problem is that most people try Bing, go "it's not as good as Google", but forget Google may have, what, 15 years of their searches to leverage.
    02-18-2015 07:42 AM
  6. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Tell me why I didn't realize there was a Bing app on windows 8 lol.

    I just usually type it in the universal box to search and do it that way. But I reset my surface back to windows 8 and noticed the Bing app!

    I love Bing for Bing rewards and Bing. I still sometimes use google since it is so hardwired in me to google first. But I am training myself to use Bing first
    02-18-2015 07:47 AM
  7. Ixia's Avatar
    I want to like Bing, it looks far better than Google, love the image a day and I do use it on and off. But I'm in the UK and often find the results aren't as relevant and I have to resort to Google. Google knows if I want to search Lancaster, that I don't want a hundred results from Pennsylvania, even with UK in the search box, Bing doesn't get it.
    MS does bug me in this respect, Apple and Google just seem to be Global, but MS seems to be US first, then the rest of the world maybe never and I won't ***** about the awards.
    N_LaRUE and a5cent like this.
    02-18-2015 07:52 AM
  8. Ixia's Avatar
    Oh! Censored, there's a first lol.
    N_LaRUE likes this.
    02-18-2015 07:55 AM
  9. astondg's Avatar
    I'm a web developer and I find I often still get better, or more relevant, results with Google when searching for development stuff. Even stuff found on MSDN sometimes. I also use Google's ability to filter by date a lot, a feature Bing removed.
    02-18-2015 07:58 AM
  10. Alfa Kapa's Avatar
    In Greece the most accurate search engine is Google (by far).
    Second is duckduckgo (which I use by default in my pc).
    Unfortunately Bing is nowhere near those two search engines (only design-wise is better than Google) ..

    I really don't like Google but often I'm forced to use it in order to get valid and accurate search results especially in Greek.
    Bing have to expand their services and bring better accuracy on results in Europe (and the rest of the world) in order to
    become the preferred search provider for many.

    [edit: I just read the previous posts and damn, am I the only one here using Duckduckgo? :P ]
    02-18-2015 08:19 AM
  11. tgp's Avatar
    I'm a web developer and I find I often still get better, or more relevant, results with Google when searching for development stuff. Even stuff found on MSDN sometimes. I also use Google's ability to filter by date a lot, a feature Bing removed.
    I find the same thing. For some reason Google is much better at finding relevant results on Microsoft sites such as MSDN. I work with a bunch of (self-proclaimed) Microsoft/Bing/WP/AnythingNotGoogleOrApple fanboys and they reluctantly say the same thing.
    02-18-2015 08:23 AM
  12. waidosas1's Avatar
    Only google, bing for Europe piece of ........
    02-18-2015 08:39 AM
  13. Jazmac's Avatar
    <--- All about that Bing, 'bout that Bing, No google.
    02-18-2015 08:48 AM
  14. nohra's Avatar
    I use GoodSearch for all my searches since they donate a portion of ad revenue to charities, but if I need to use something else, it's BING. And of course, Cortana uses Bing, so whatever I have it search for I use Bing.

    Google is the last resort for me - and I rarely get that far.
    02-18-2015 09:21 AM
  15. M L's Avatar
    I first tried out bing after doing the "bing vs google" challenge site that Microsoft set up. I chose bing I think 4 out of 5 times. Then I starting using bing rewards and had no reason to go back to google.
    I don't think I've paid full price for a book on amazon in a year. Just rack up rewards points while I'm reading a book and by the time I am finished I have another $5 gift card ready.

    I prefer Bing, but did the "Bing vs google" challenge a few years ago, funny thing is it said I chose google like 4 out of 5 times. ??!!
    I switched from using yahoo as my main search engine and news site, when whatshername changed everything. Googles ok but I prefer Bings look and UI. People still ask me why I use Bing (always seemingly confused and bewildered that someone actually doesn't google everything) I show off my news source, and rewards. I haven't won anything from sweeps entries, but have collected a few $5 ecards -GameStop and Burger King being favorites, and I've got a few bucks in my Wallet for WP apps.
    nohra likes this.
    02-18-2015 09:24 AM
  16. someone2639's Avatar
    You know you can use Bing on PC just as conveniently?
    Parental restrictions­čśÂ
    02-18-2015 10:40 AM
  17. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    I use Bing on phone, and Google on PC. Convenience.
    That's too bad. Bing rewards over the past couple years has gotten me lot of things that using google or yahoo will not, such as gift cards, free coffee, and extra OneDrive storage. Perhaps give it a go.
    M L likes this.
    02-18-2015 10:54 AM
  18. FearL0rd's Avatar
    I use both
    1 Bing
    2 Google
    02-18-2015 10:57 AM
  19. FearL0rd's Avatar
    I use GoodSearch for all my searches since they donate a portion of ad revenue to charities, but if I need to use something else, it's BING. And of course, Cortana uses Bing, so whatever I have it search for I use Bing.

    Google is the last resort for me - and I rarely get that far.
    MIcrosoft and Bill Gates donate more than Google
    02-18-2015 10:59 AM
  20. m3tv's Avatar
    You come to a Windows enthusiast's site and ask if Bing is better than Google? What do you expect the answers to be? Hilarious.
    Next, go to India and ask them which country is better; India or Pakistan.
    Windows enthusiasts, not Bing. Both made by MS but not the same thing. Please make your comment relevant, if you're not responding to the topic please font respond
    02-18-2015 11:33 AM
  21. heickelrrx's Avatar
    I used Bing since wp7 and using it at desktop because of IE and using IE because of the tab sync
    02-18-2015 11:40 AM
  22. Splacknuk's Avatar
    I've been using gmail since September of 2004. Was heavy into all things Google... Wave, G+, etc

    What got me started on Microsoft was Zune. I had a couple of them, including the HD. I still think it was better than iAnything. Now I'm completely hooked on Microsoft products. I own a Surface and an Icon. I'm just always nervous that I'm going to be let down... I hate that feeling!

    As for Bing > Google, I can bing things 90% of the time, but I almost always find a better answer for technical/computer problems via Google. Not sure why.
    m3tv likes this.
    02-18-2015 11:42 AM
  23. rhapdog's Avatar
    In Greece the most accurate search engine is Google (by far).
    Second is duckduckgo (which I use by default in my pc).
    Unfortunately Bing is nowhere near those two search engines (only design-wise is better than Google) ..

    I really don't like Google but often I'm forced to use it in order to get valid and accurate search results especially in Greek.
    Bing have to expand their services and bring better accuracy on results in Europe (and the rest of the world) in order to
    become the preferred search provider for many.

    [edit: I just read the previous posts and damn, am I the only one here using Duckduckgo? :P ]
    I used DuckDuckGo up until I switched to Bing about a month ago on my PC. Been using it on my phone, and finally got into Bing Rewards, switched it on PC and haven't looked back. Then again, I'm in the US, so results are always very good. I had been using DuckDuckGo for so long, I can't remember the last time I used Google. Before DuckDuckGo, I was using Scroogle, just because I didn't like Google's tracking.

    Microsoft definitely needs to improve Bing for worldwide use. I really believe that's the biggest thing holding back Cortana from becoming something useful for the rest of the world and why Cortana keeps getting limited to US. Hopefully trying to make Cortana for the rest of the world will force Microsoft to enhance Bing for the rest of the world.
    Alfa Kapa likes this.
    02-18-2015 11:48 AM
  24. neo158's Avatar
    I prefer Bing, honestly there isn't much between the results Bing gives you and the ones Google gives you TBH and in tests most people picked the Bing search results over Google anyway, so that certainly tells you something. That and the Image of the Day that you can download and use as a desktop background.
    02-18-2015 12:11 PM
  25. MikeSo's Avatar
    Everything is better with Bing, and I used it all the time - except when doing searches in a language other than English. Google crushes Bing in non-English searches, unfortunately.
    02-18-2015 12:13 PM
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