So, Bing is getting older. It is a thing and it is there.
I will assume that you know that Bing is a search engine, Microsoft is describing it as being better at filtering results. I will give it up that Microsoft is pursuing a good idea, my Google searches are filled with both things I want to look at and suffice it to say 'other pages'. But, I have Binged and for the handfull of side-by-side searches I have done Google gave me more relevant results. So I decided to keep using Google. But this post is not about that.
This post is about http://www.ieaddons.com/en/searchproviders .
As of this time Bing has been 'rated' 381 times with a 5 star rating. While Google has been 'rated' 529 times with not five stars.
I don't have a large following, small at best if any. But, I am curious as to who the raters are and why Bing has five stars. I guess my question that I am going to throw at the ether (sky) is this, outside of blatant favoritism how has Bing secured a perfect rating which is higher than the search site that is still the best in my humble opinion (IMHO)?
Admittedly I would only give Google four stars on account of the copius overall misses I get while searching and the curious case of the number one entry so often not being the one I want. But, based on that, Bing would struggle to rate a three simply because Google gets me more results I want. Bing brings me a thoughtful mess. But the bottom line is that it is slower and there are fewer pages with the content I am looking for.
So to bring it back around, shame on Microsoft for something stupid. Can't believe I wasted ten minutes writing about it.
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