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Honestly, what it looks like, is one of the factors in Bing are the links that people click on after performing searches. They aren't really ripping off google searches, instead, they are using data from searches in both Bing and Google, and keeping track of what users click on.

Honestly, it's not that bing is a copy of google, more like bing has access to the usage patterns of some google users as well as its own users. It's smart really, I don't see why it would be a bad thing.
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I sometimes find bing to be more accurate. I think it has a very basic searching algorithm though, which is why it's more accurate sometimes.
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Originally Posted by amay200 View Post
alright... I used google chrome & opera to do my own very unscientific test... search results were different

edit... I installed MS internet Explorer 8.0 to see if bings results would change and so far they haven't... will continue to monitor
well, you can't really do what they did because you can't create your own seemingly un-related yet "true" search result, as the google guys did with their tests.

I have to say, while I think this is pretty douchebaggish, it's also pretty brilliant. I totally see the google side, how they invested lots of time into making better search algorithms, but on the other hand, we're talking about the same people who developed the 1-800-goog411 directory phone "service" just so they could get lots of random voice samples for free for their voice recognition programs. A bit like the pot calling the kettle black if you ask me.
    
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Another article on the same subject:
http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/web/02/...ss_igoogle_cnn

P.S. See how I didn't have to post it in its own thread and then make the obligatory "Sorry if it's a repost!" statement?
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Originally Posted by amay200 View Post
alright... I used google chrome & opera to do my own very unscientific test... search results were different

edit... I installed MS internet Explorer 8.0 to see if bings results would change and so far they haven't... will continue to monitor
The search results change as people search and click, you can't just search once and search again 10 minutes later, that's not how search engines work.

Browser doesn't matter at all, it makes no difference.
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Probably.
It's true. Look at the article.
Just some more undying proof that internet explorer is not just letting us browse the internet in a poor and sub-par fashion, it is also destroying the internet while we do it.
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what I would like to see done is take a Linux distro, install a little known web browser on it and re-perform these tests to see how bing responds
Why?

The search is done on the server-side. Client itself has nothing to do with the search.
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Why?

The search is done on the server-side. Client itself has nothing to do with the search.
this^

I didn't get amay's post either.
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Because everybody knows that if it's not on Google then it doesn't exist. Google is sum of all human knowledge.
This. I loled
    
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So Google proved that Bing is copying google? Am I supposed to take this as gospel? What else would they say?

Isn't google also using yahoo's database as well? Whats the difference?

If Microsoft has created an algorithm that uses both their AND their competitor's information to get more accurate results then bravo to them.
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