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Is Bing Taking Advantage of Google's Mistake's?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by charlie3, May 3, 2012.

  1. charlie3

    charlie3 Senior Member

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    It looks like Bing is modifying it's search results to look something like Google before it went all crazy. The Bing search results are now cleaner and less clutter.

    Check it out: http://techcrunch.com/2012/05/01/bing-redesigned-search-results/

    What do you guys think? Does Bing actually have a chance to compete and possibly overtake Google?
     
  2. illfounded21

    illfounded21 Senior Member

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    If it can continue to carve out a niche as a profitable alternative, playing the card of 'understanding the user' and make the most out of G's mistakes, it should continue to grow.
     
  3. lancis

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    They will need to make their index larger, their bots faster, and their ranking algorithm more clever before they can be thought of as a competitor.

    Instead they try to catch up with Google where Google fuck-ups. For example:

    - Personalized results - people want an objective search engine, not something that is based on the opinion of your friends in Facebook. Opinions are for fun, to do business you usually need to think out of your circle's box - objective search helps with that.
    - Country based personalization - same shit, in the global world its an obstacle.
     
  4. thejake

    thejake Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I think it would be difficult for Microsoft to grab a search majority from Google. Google's missteps are more likely to get people looking for a "none of the above" search solution, like Google was in 1998.