Bing It on = Fake

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    cclloyd

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    I saw a commercial for bing it on and tried it out. Turns out it's fake.

    I searched a few random things, and got the side-by-side results. Then I opened 2 tabs, one for bing and one for google, and searched the same thing in both of them, and neither of the search results matched either frame on bingiton.

    Furthermore, I searched the same thing 5 times, and got 10 different results...

    AKA, those aren't real search results. I want my free xbox.
     
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    Plutonius

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    The next thing you will be telling us is that professional wrestling is fake :D.
     
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    ucfgrad93

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    Blasphemer!:eek:
     
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    cclloyd

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    That's real. So is voodoo, horcruxes, and fortune tellers.
     
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    mobilehaathi

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    An advertisement that deliberately misleads or manipulates the audience? Shocking, I say!
     
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    waloshin

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    Bingiton.com redirects to bing.com
     
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    yg17

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    Those commercials were probably filmed months ago. The order of results on Google and Bing changes constantly.
     
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    cclloyd

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    Even so, I tested the results YESTERDAY. It searches in real time, and came up with different results.
     
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    slu

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    The results may be fake, but I tried it and it told me I prefer google.
     
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    wvuwhat

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    You're being Screwoogled.
     
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    cclloyd

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    Me too when I did it when the older commercial first aired. I wish they would meet me in a mall so I could get a free xbox.
     
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    Nabooly

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    The fact that they compare it to google tells you straight up that Google is top dog. No competition from my experience with bing
     
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    Ha - I tried it and picked Google 5 out of 5 times. More relevant, recent results.
     
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    I find Google superior when you give vague parameters. Like when you want to search for something, but you don't remember exactly what it is. Google's search algorithm usually turns up the results you're looking for. I've little success with Bing in those cases.

    When you search for something specific, I find both to be on par. No point in using Bing, IMO.
     
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    DamnDJ

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    Pretty much the same here, 4 for Google, 1 for Bing. OOPS. I'm glad Microsoft commercials showed me how much I really do love Google.
     
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    ucfgrad93

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    I can't stand Bing.
     
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    pvmacguy

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    The test is stupid, they try and trick you on question 2 by giving you the same or very similar search results but they really are from the same source google they just want to test and see if you know the difference.

    Second its easy to spot which search is what by looking at the text. I prefer google and always have so it was easy for me to get the results I wanted.

    For average internet user they wouldn't have any idea what they were picking.

    I was 5 for 5 for google.
     
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    jav6454

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    You are not the only one.
     
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    chrf097

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    Hmm, Bing won 3 matches, Google won 1, and the last was a draw.

    Meh, I don't feel like switching everything to Bing though (even though their mobile app is far superior than Google's IMO)
     
  20. Fluffysam, Sep 3, 2013
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    I tried 3 times 2 out of 3 were Google :D:D:D
    sucks like other things

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    Here is something to prove my point of bing it on being lame


    http://www.punditpress.com/2013/02/the-bing-challenge-yes-its-rigged-or-at.html

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    :D :D :D
     

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