Microsoft asks if you are getting “scroogled” – Bing vs. Google
posted by Maxwell R. / Nov 29, 2012, 2:07 AM
There may be one or two of you surprised by this, but search engines (including Google and Bing) prioritize and essentially select what you get to see when you conduct searches. In comparing Ebenezer Scrooge to Google Shopping, Bing asserts that customers are getting “scroogled” while they are shopping. Bing takes its argument further stating that Google is grafting users out of the best prices while they shop and claiming that Google has sold out to the highest bidder.
Bing has stated a commitment to the “old school” rules of search, stating that “search results are one thing; ads are another.” The difference from Google, Bing says, is that it delineates those results whereas even the “search results” in Google mixed with ads are also advertisements themselves. Bing is also calling on Google to abandon the “pay-to-rank” set-up it has decided to use.
It makes for interesting angle of discussion. Google owns the search market. Do these claims by Microsoft (Bing) make any difference to you? Or, have you found fresh results through Bing or other search engines?
source: Bing Blog (1, 2)
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this is a cheap shot cuz this is pretty much the ONLY way google gets paid.......through ads......as everything else google offers is damn near close to FREE! nice try bing
posted on Nov 29, 2012, 2:13 AM 22
But boy, this is hilarious, I like the ads. But I know Google does nothing wrong, it's about relevency not cheapest price so the search result is fair. When people pay for the search they are more likely involved in the business than not. And there's a question: how Bing makes money?
posted on Nov 29, 2012, 2:26 AM 9
Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011
Microsoft is so incompetent that he losses money with Bing ;-) And no one trusts Microsoft...... just search 2 terms: "corruption Microsoft" on the internet..... He has bribed almost every country in the world.....
posted on Nov 29, 2012, 6:22 AM 5
Posts: 139; Member since: Oct 14, 2012
I rather trust the company that tells you when your their costumer, than the company that treats you as their personal poll result, and then sell you out for the highest bidder.. well maybe thats just me being oldfashioned?
posted on Nov 29, 2012, 9:06 AM 2
Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011
Microsoft would very like do the same..... But they are incompetent...... And I have no problems with Google advertisement..... They have no personal access to my data, my data processes just computers..... Google is publishing statistics about accessing your data by governments....... Microsoft even perfectly cooperates with US officials via Skype.... Just search on internet ;-) Google stands on our side of freedom.... Anything else is just FUD from those who are worried about internet freedom
posted on Nov 29, 2012, 1:15 PM 0
I hate someone criticized something and yet they never experienced it before... The main advantage of choosing Bing is that they won't provide scam result from what you search... Although it is not as accurate as Google, Bing is much safer than Google... Besides, it's just a commercial, so stop hating please...
posted on Nov 29, 2012, 2:34 AM 6
Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011
It would make perfect sense that you like Bing-a-Ling; perfect match for your iPhone. I don't even use Internet Explorer anymore; haven't used it since 2007. Talk about 'Scroogling' an end-user, what about when Bing-a-Ling automatically sets itself as the default search engine on other browsers. I would only use IE at this point if I had to do some kind of MS update or MS download. As for prioritizing search results, Google offers "Advanced" or "More Search Tools" in the left pane. As a consumer, if you buy the first thing you see, don't b¡tch about later.
posted on Nov 29, 2012, 5:55 AM 4
Wendy im not going to even consider "trying" this becasue for one, NO BODY was criticizing bing for being an "incapable" search engine! So before you approach me like that, read what i was defending instead of going with your assumptions! We were talking about bing basically calling Google out on "stealing", in a small sense, from people through ads..........JUST BECAUSE they feel they offer better in that category... And refusing to tell the WHOLE PICTURE, which is Google specializes in offering damn near SERVICE FREE things.......and the "main" and almost ONLY way, Google pretty much brings in revenue, according to a late article here on PA, is through there ads! So while they may be "charging" slightly more here than what bing offers, it is for a reason......such as Izzy V stated.....for business purposes..........please chill out with out that
posted on Nov 29, 2012, 2:52 AM 2
shut up wendy .......you're trying to piss me off! why am i pissed? cuz i DO NOT like when someone tries to make somthing MORE than what it is......YOU get your "facts" straight before approaching me like that next time......
posted on Nov 29, 2012, 3:07 AM 4
I'm sorry that I won't silent just like that bro... I won't let the hatred spread just like that... I believe you will defend the hatred spreading as well... Anyway, I love your previous avatar... That's cute... This avatar is kinda fierce me out lol... Sorry for my honesty once again
posted on Nov 29, 2012, 3:59 AM 0
Posts: 666; Member since: Nov 13, 2012
Google indeed get paid through ads, also by their Google Apps for Business, which you pay $5/user a month after a 30-day trial or Google Apps for Business with Vault, which is $10/user a month with additional features. Actually is pretty good, I created my domain through Google (Go Daddy as host), I just had to set the domain name and create the e-mail users.
posted on Nov 29, 2012, 8:07 AM 0
Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012
I rarely use google nowadays. Too cluttered, and the recent changes to privacy policies (even when using InPrivate mode) make me nervous. Bing's quick, efficient, and I get to see a pretty (and cool) image when I load up the website (although most searches are done through my Windows Phone)
posted on Nov 29, 2012, 9:45 AM 1
Posts: 216; Member since: Jul 07, 2012
With the prices it's putting on its tablets, it shouldn't be talking about greed. Microsoft is doing well, it shouldn't start with any of this BS like other companies have.
posted on Nov 29, 2012, 2:15 AM 4
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