I just read on GeekWire where a Microsoft exec claims Bing is as good or better than Google. Here is what the introductory paragraph says:
Microsoft’s internal testing shows that Bing’s search results are quantifiably as relevant or, in some cases, more relevant than those from Google’s search engine.
So I put the two search engines to a test. I searched for “weather in Gilbert, AZ” on both search engines. The results are below. Now you tell me which is more relevant to the user and which search engine is better.
Here is Google’s result. Accurate. To the point. Most importantly relevant.
Now here is Bing’s result. As a reminder, I searched for weather in Gilbert, AZ. Bing shows me weather from every big city in Arizona EXCEPT Gilbert, Az.
Now you tell me where my next search will be conducted? No amount of marketing will change this kind of perception if Bing can’t deliver on basic, common searches phrases.