Google still returns more relevant results. Bing still not smart enough to detect whether site is country code based.
They do it to some extent by the domain name but they don't look at other factors that google do.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Microsoft?s new Bing search engine, boosted by $100 million in marketing, quickly grabbed a 16 percent market share and is second to Google now (at 71 percent).
And the joke has started:
Q: ?What does ?Bing? stand for??
A: ?But It?s Not Google.?
(We think that can be credited to the long-running blog (Jan. 2002) of author Seth Godin. http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2009/05/the-next-google.html).
Playing on the rivalry, somebody at a company that lists an address in Zagreb, Croatia, has put up an interesting site: Bing Vs. Google ( http://www.bing-vs-google.com/ )
The site offers an edit box for your search term, then shows the results of the two search engines side-by-side. Cute.