How many people use Bing?

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  1. TheBSDGuy macrumors 6502

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    With Apple's announcement that Bing will be the default browser for iOS, I was curious how many Mac Users are actually using it.

    Personally, I haven't been to impressed with it's search results. They seem lacking.
     
  2. Agent-P, Jul 18, 2013
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    I've been using it on all my devices, and I haven't had any problems with it (though occasionally I've headed over to Google for some stuff). I'll quote a post of mine from a thread in the iPhone forum asking a similar type of question.

     
  3. washburn macrumors 6502

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    Bing will be the default engine when using Siri

    Google still pays $1 billion to Apple per year to be default search in safari

    Anyway, why post this in MBP forum?
     
  4. sofianito macrumors 65816

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    Then Apple must hate deeply Google...

    I wonder how they are gonna get rid of Samsung...
     
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    Apple won't get rid of Samsung, they need Samsung to produce A9 CPU for 2014. Maybe Jony Ive will bring Google Map and YouTube back into iOS 7. :apple:
     
  6. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    It's interesting to see why Apple doesn't allow you to change the search engine for Siri. Or maybe I missed that setting.

    Well because I care about privacy, I use duckduckgo. Their bang commands are really cool. For insance, I can search stackoverflow if I want directly by doing "!so query". or "!gi dog" to search dog on google images.

    But what does this have to do with the Macbook Pro?
     
  7. Rhinoevans macrumors 6502

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    I use it, Safari better, and hate anything GOOGLE!
     
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    I tried it again recently when MS started running those "Bing it on" ads. I changed back to Google the same day, after typing something like "23 c in f" and Bing searched for it instead of converting it.
     
  9. Vetvito macrumors 6502a

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    Tried it. However I keep going back to google. Even with Microsoft doing the scroogled campaign, I still chose Google on their test site.

    Oh well
     
  10. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    What's Bing? :p

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Huntn, Jul 19, 2013
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    Why the Google hate? Just Curious. As a rule I use Google search and am happy with the results. I don't use Bing, for no particular reason. Creature of habit?

    As an experiment I searched the name "macrumors" in Bing 22700 results, in Google 4.4 million results. Hmm. What does this mean actually? Could I interpret the Google search as incredibly comprehensive or massive overkill? It was fast though- .29 seconds although I acknowledge 4.4 million is probably associated with the names in the database. Each page still has to be loaded. :)

    I wonder if you can search the search results more specifically?
     
  12. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I've tried Bing and found it lacking. Google is way better in my opinion.
     
  13. malman89 macrumors 68000

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    Pretty similar experience, but I gave it a week or so before I switched back.

    Bing works as a search engine, but I'm not a fan of their maps and the Google ecosystem, which is incredibly important to my everyday use. I found myself searching for an address in Bing, not being satisfied with the results, open a Google Maps tab, search for it again, and then do what I need with it.

    It's great going to a Google Maps result and hit Directions, type in H and my home address pops up. Or star the location for later - either to look up or pull up on Maps or Navigation on my phone in the car, which automatically syncs.
     
  14. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    Looks like it's fixed now.
    [​IMG]

    Alexa shows the site as being the sixth most visited page in the country. As well as 16th globally.
     
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    The only search provider I use is Google. If I sit at someone else's computer and need to search and Bing or Yahoo come up, I switch over to Google then search.
     
  16. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    I use Google because I've been using Google for so long and because I'm comfortable with it. In addition, I have a Google account that I use.

    Bing isn't terrible, but there's really no need to change from something I'm comfortable with using. If it ain't broke, don't fix it
     
  17. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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    ^^^^ Same situation.

    There should be a poll on this for better accuracy :p
     
  18. ratsg, Jul 19, 2013
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    duckduckgo primarily. yahoo sometimes.

    I never cared for google. Just a personal preference.

    I wouldn't use bing, be they best, worst or somewhere inbetween, due to the microsoft association.

    Yes, I am aware of the current relationship yahoo has with m$.
     
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    It's still just doing a search when I try it :confused:

    Mine says "Bing Beta" but yours doesn't. Hmm. I've certainly never opted into a beta.
     
  20. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    Looks like it might have something to do with regions being different (US vs. NZ). nz.bing.com shows as a beta.
     
  21. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    I actually kind of prefer Bing to Google. I didn't back when Bing started but they've gotten much better. I really prefer their image and video searches to Google.
     
  22. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    I hear that Bing is really great for... certain content for a more mature audience.
     
  23. pivo6 macrumors 68000

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    I haven't used Bing since the first week it came out. I use Duck Duck Go on my desktop mainly due to their privacy policy.
     
  24. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    You mean for stuff like this? No Google all the way for me!
     

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  25. TedM macrumors 6502

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    I run a lot of different websites and when we look at where the traffic comes from: Most of it is from google, followed by some random sites, then with barely any traffic is bing. Why? Because no one uses bing.
     

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