Digital Spy

Search Digital Spy
 

DS Forums

 
 
 

Google or Bing


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-10-2012, 11:43
Ebeneezer Goode
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Up a tree, Howling at the moon
Posts: 35

Which is best?
Ebeneezer Goode is offline   Reply With Quote
Please sign in or register to remove this advertisement.
Old 04-10-2012, 11:44
Mr. Cool
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 1,469
Google.

Google dominates most of the search market and I just find their results far better and I think Google has a far better layout than Bing...
Mr. Cool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2012, 11:48
evil c
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Wirral Peninsula
Posts: 3,017
Bing? What's that? Is it a search engine? The answer is Google...but there are lots of others as well. Why do you ask? Is it just for general searching or did you have something specific in mind?
evil c is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2012, 12:21
Ebeneezer Goode
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Up a tree, Howling at the moon
Posts: 35
Bing? What's that? Is it a search engine? The answer is Google...but there are lots of others as well. Why do you ask? Is it just for general searching or did you have something specific in mind?
I'm considering moving from IE to Chrome and obviously in IE the default search in Bing and I wondered if I move to Chrome if sticking with it's standard Google Search will offer better results than Bing
(Yes I know I can use Bing in Chrome aswell if I want to)
Ebeneezer Goode is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2012, 12:37
flagpole
Inactive Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 43,524
google for search.

but Bing Maps is much better than google now.
flagpole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2012, 14:13
Mr. Cool
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 1,469
google for search.

but Bing Maps is much better than google now.
I disagree, Google maps is far more accurate.
Mr. Cool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2012, 14:25
flagpole
Inactive Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 43,524
I disagree, Google maps is far more accurate.
par example?

the routing is better. the interface is excellent. it's much more functional. for example if you want to print out directions.
flagpole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2012, 16:10
Phred
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 1,117
google for search.

but Bing Maps is much better than google now.
I agree - especially the "Birds Eye" and OS map views
Phred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2012, 16:11
dadioflex
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 1,540
Bing is good for searching for videos. And yes.
dadioflex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2012, 17:32
paulbrock
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Wapping, London
Posts: 15,646
par example?

the routing is better. the interface is excellent. it's much more functional. for example if you want to print out directions.
Don't think I've printed out directions since I got a smartphone....
paulbrock is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2012, 18:30
Steve Austin
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: London U.K.
Posts: 22
Whats bing?..... Never mind I just Googled it
Steve Austin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2012, 18:36
flagpole
Inactive Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 43,524
Don't think I've printed out directions since I got a smartphone....
Yeah yeah.

Some relatives came recently. I had to print them directions to go somewhere. At it's best Google maps always gets the last bit by my house wrong. It also did this http://nigelcoldwell.co.uk/test/googlemap.png and I couldn't really print them out.

So I tried bing maps, the interface was great, the routing too. I didn't realise how shit Google maps had gotten.
flagpole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2012, 21:23
Mr. Cool
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 1,469
Yeah yeah.

Some relatives came recently. I had to print them directions to go somewhere. At it's best Google maps always gets the last bit by my house wrong. It also did this http://nigelcoldwell.co.uk/test/googlemap.png and I couldn't really print them out.

So I tried bing maps, the interface was great, the routing too. I didn't realise how shit Google maps had gotten.
But Google is far better with routing for me personally, has an decent Android app, has decent satellite imagery (including Street View) and is better at finding local restraunts etc...
Mr. Cool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2012, 21:43
flagpole
Inactive Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 43,524
But Google is far better with routing for me personally, has an decent Android app, has decent satellite imagery (including Street View) and is better at finding local restraunts etc...
Bing routing is fundamentally better than Google's. Better satellite imagery. And street view.

I don't understand your comparisons.
flagpole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2012, 04:21
Helmut10
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 383
Ebeneezer Goode

You can have Google as the Default search engine in IE, I do. Just go to 'Manage Search Providers' and make what you like the Default or indeed add other search engines.

You can also do exactly the same thing in the Chrome Web Browser, that also has a Search Engine Manager that can set the Default one.

I find Google is best in general, though for some things I use others, Bing is amongst those.
Helmut10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2012, 07:15
noise747
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Herefordshire
Posts: 17,096
http://duckduckgo.com/

I used to use bing, but then found duck duck go. i tend to avoid Google search if I can,
noise747 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2012, 08:06
frida_adams
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 105
For me, it's Google.
frida_adams is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2012, 08:44
thms
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 53,561
http://duckduckgo.com/

I used to use bing, but then found duck duck go. i tend to avoid Google search if I can,
it's my favourite
thms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2012, 10:32
neo_wales
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: South Wales/Gran Canaria
Posts: 7,357
Google for search, Bing maps and navigation is better.
neo_wales is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2012, 13:31
cnbcwatcher
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Avoiding Labour Law lecturers
Posts: 49,706
Google for me. Isn't Bing a Microsoft product anyway?
cnbcwatcher is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2012, 13:34
Mr. Cool
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 1,469
Google for me. Isn't Bing a Microsoft product anyway?
Yes, it was Windows Live Search.
Mr. Cool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2012, 23:13
cnbcwatcher
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Avoiding Labour Law lecturers
Posts: 49,706
Yes, it was Windows Live Search.
Exactly. I did try it once though and didn't find it all that good.
cnbcwatcher is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2012, 08:29
noise747
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Herefordshire
Posts: 17,096
it's my favourite
The only problem for me was that the US search was default and since i delete my cookies after a session it kept returning to the US default.

I now use a cookie manager to keep that cookie, so all is fine.

i used to use Scroogle now and again until Google did not like it and change their site so Scroogle would nto work.

The thing i like about Duck duck go apart from the fact it searches different search engines is they don't hold your search or pass it onto google.
noise747 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2012, 08:37
flagpole
Inactive Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 43,524
Exactly. I did try it once though and didn't find it all that good.
yes the IT business is known for being slow moving. if you tried windows live search 4 years ago that is sufficient.

apparently Bing has a higher success rate than google.
flagpole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2012, 08:47
flagpole
Inactive Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 43,524
http://duckduckgo.com/

I used to use bing, but then found duck duck go. i tend to avoid Google search if I can,
what is the search ethos for that site? how do they rank results? seems to give some strange results.
flagpole is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 18:09.