Google, Bing, and Bias

I’ve just started skeptically using Bing. The first thing I searched for was “xPollinate”, my Live Writer plugin. I guess I can safely say, “Bing!”.

On Google, the first result was for a PHP data conversion project, hosted on a GeoCities web page (apparently not updated since 2004):


On Bing, the first result was my plugin’s CodePlex site. The PHP GeoCities site wasn’t even in the top 10.


Is this a case of bias? Is Google ranking sites about PHP higher than sites about Windows-based technology? Is Bing ranking Windows-based content higher? Or is this just a result of algorithms?

In any case, this is the first time I’ve preferred the results of a search engine other than Google.

4 comments on “Google, Bing, and Bias
  1. i have been evaluating the search results of Microsoft Bing compared to Google and they are comparable. Bing gives almost the same relevant search results just like Google.

  2. Bing search engine gives almost the same search results as Google. Looks like Google will now have a tough competition when it comes to search engine technology.

  3. i have been using the BING search engine for a couple of weeks. it seems to be as good as Google but for some reason i would still want to stick with Google search engine —

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