Bing Looks Bad 'Cheating' Google But Google Ain't Pretty

Apr 20, 2011 • 8:30 am | comments (7) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Bing Search

google the cry babyNo one likes a cry baby and that is the way Google was perceived by many when Google told on Bing for 'cheating' in early February.

If you missed the story you can read it here but in short, Google noticed Bing was looking at the searches people conducted at Google via their IE browser. Microsoft denied it was cheating and some called Google childish and immature.

But who came out looking worse? Google or Bing?

I ran a poll and received around 700 responses. Truth be told, most people felt Bing came out worse, with 52% of the responses saying it was Bing. But Google did not come out squeaky clean, 30% felt Google looked worse. While 9% said booth look really bad, another 9% said they simply do not care.

Google Bing Cheating PollHere is the break down of the question "Who Looks Bad: Google Or Bing Over "Cheating" Spectacle?"

  • 52% said Bing Looks Worse
  • 30% said Google Looks Worse
  • 9% said Both Look Really Bad
  • 9% said I Don't Care

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Image credit: Brandon Baunach on Flickr.

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04/20/2011 12:43 pm

We know MS is the evil emperor. Google truly is the Anakin Skywalker of the bunch. Do no evil, until your name gets racked through the Paper. They are entering their new hope phase. Can't wait for the Jedi to return.

Alex Angelico

04/20/2011 06:03 pm

the issue here is, Bing belongs to MS and for some reason, the people likes to hate MS. Google in the other hand have this "free information geek" aura, but even so, is one or the most powerful companies in internet. So, the people tends to believe and like what google says, and to hate what MS/Bing says, but in the SEO community, where Google is no saint, a lot of people felt Google was covering their problems blaming Bing for something they do with their Google Bar Add on on regular basis.


04/21/2011 04:36 am

BING = Because It's Not Google. ..that's about the only thing it has going for it, imo.

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04/21/2011 10:54 am

Well my vote goes with Google, but i do believe that in near future Bing can give tough time to Google. But for that they need to work really hard and to develop a proper long term strategy.


04/21/2011 12:58 pm

Anybody with little knowledge of search engines will tell you that Google's allegations were pathetic. top search engine experts called the Google's claim pathetic and signaled that google is scared

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04/22/2011 05:48 am

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04/25/2011 06:58 am

BING WIlL over take one day if google is not going to improve its quality on searching the internet?

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