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Stop using Bing, it’s a limited version of Google

We suddenly grasp why Microsoft can claim that Bing works better and better.

Bing steals results from Google

When Bing has no search result for a query, it googles and adds Google’s first result in its index. This is proved by the experiment that Google conducted:

We created about 100 “synthetic queries”—queries that you would never expect a user to type, such as [hiybbprqag]. As a one-time experiment, for each synthetic query we inserted as Google’s top result a unique (real) webpage which had nothing to do with the query. […;] We were surprised that within a couple weeks of starting this experiment, our inserted results started appearing in Bing.

Bottom line

some Bing results increasingly look like an incomplete, stale version of Google results—a cheap imitation.