Yahoo!, I Ask my Friends to Google Bing

Please don’t awe me. I just write this blog out of my curiosity about search engines.

I’ve been an affiliate a few months by Homepages Friends – a search engine that monetize you every time you search. But if I am not satisfied with the search results, I used Yahoo!, Ask, and my all-time favorite Google. I seldom used MSN Search for my queries. But after Microsoft launched the new version of MSN Search, now known as Bing – I tried.

After one week of using Bing, I thought of Microsoft’s new version of MSN a great evolution. Its simplicity, fast page loading time, relevant contents, and easy navigation regarding your query are among the best features I observed. These are almost similar with the other search engines. But technically, surveys showed that Google is trailed by Yahoo!, Bing, and Ask.

Yesterday, I conducted an experiment regarding query submission to the four top search engines. I used the keywords “Google”, “Yahoo!”, “Bing”, and “Ask” to be searched on their rivals’ website. I sorted out the top three results, and I was amazed with my discovery!

1. I first asked Ask.com about “Ask”. The result actually provoked what I was expecting – it ranked their own Homepage Ask.com, followed by Ask.com Blog and its Digg.com profile (The New Ask.com Homepage). The second keyword I asked was “Bing”. Well, the result was not satisfactory for Microsoft… Ask.com is more interested about the American singer Bing Cosby, followed by Bing Surfboards (bingsurf.com), and Stanford Universities’ Bing Overseas Studies… Then I asked about “Yahoo!”. Bing.com is quite honest to Yahoo! when it displayed Yahoo.com related sites. The same results when I asked about “Google”. But what called my attention when I asked Ask.com about its rivals is the message to its users:

“Why go to Bing? Use Ask to get your answer- the first time, every time.”
“Why go to Yahoo? Use Ask to get your answer- the first time, every time.”
“Why go to Google? Use Ask to get your answer- the first time, every time.”

What are these for? Monopolization? No way…

2. The second search engine I used was Bing.com…
I first used the keyword “bing”. I was expecting Microsoft’s new version of MSN Search to be ranked first, but guess what? Seems that Bing.com was more interested about www.bing.im , bing.org, and Bing Crosby – an American singer. Maybe Bing.com has not indexed yet its own website… No, I am just kidding – that’s impossible… But my question is what ranking technology Bing.com uses to rank its search results?
The second keyword I searched was “Ask”. Unlike Ask.com’s results for “Bing”, Bing.com didn’t compromise Ask.com on the search results… Searching about “Yahoo” and “Google”, Bing has no other website to display rather www.yahoo.com and www.google.com, respectively…

3. The next search engine I used was Yahoo.com…
I first queried about “Yahoo”. As expected, Yahoo’s Homepage and services top ranked on the result. The next keyword I used was “Bing”. Microsoft’s Bing ranked first on the result followed by Bing Crosby in Wikipedia… I searched about “Google” and “Ask”, and the search result is quite satisfying to its rivals in term of rank… The only problem is the notification same with Ask.com results:

“You could go to Google. Or you could stay here and get straight to your answers.”
“You could go to Ask. Or you could stay here and get straight to your answers.”

My question is, REALLY? Well, I’ll try again… By the way, why these messages were only displayed for “Google” and “Ask” results? I didn’t see it when I searched about “Bing”… Hmmm… What do you think?

4. The last but not the least search engine I used was Google.com…
Well, I have nothing to say about the results. Google seems to be morally upright to its commitment. Googling about “Ask”, “Bing”, and “Yahoo” gave reasonable results to it rivals… How much more if you google about “Google”… Maybe the first number “1” and the following 100 “0” search results are all about Google.com! That’s what Google means…

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Bert Padilla

Founding-Editor of Cebu Tech Blogger where he shares insights in eCommerce, Digital Marketing, Ad Ops, Tech, Startups, Technopreneurship, Life Goals and Hacks. He's the brainchild and ninja of a Cebu-based digital agency, TekWorx.Digital, with ventures TekWorx, (eCommerce and Digital Marketing), AdWorx (Outsourced Ad Ops for Publishers) and BlogWorx (full-fledged Blog Development service). Read his Full Curriculum Vitae. For training and consultancy, services, speaking engagements, blog partnerships or media invites, click here. Alternatively, get in touch with him on Messenger.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. they changed it already…

  2. Thanks for the comment, Jong… Yeah, I also checked the result for the keyword "Bing"… I don't think my blog led them to top rank their site… LOL, just kidding… The funny thing is, maybe Bing.com penalized my site after writing this article… Am not really sure… I was just surprised when I searched for the keyword "Technologian", my site doesn't ranked first anymore compared the time I haven't write this post yet… And the worst thing is, my URL hasn't been indexed on Bing.com anymore… Just wondering why…

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