If you are like me, you want to make sure you are using the best search engine and saving your time doing so. With Bing now out and gaining some acceptance, I wanted to put the two "Google and Bing" in a head to head battle.
"one search/one winner"
A misspelled and missformatted obscure search was performed on both bing and Google. I wanted to search for something that I knew had not been searched for before and therefore was not cached by either engine. The search I did was "can I mobo dog face through the bannana patch?" This phrase is very similar to the one Steve Martin said in a stand up routine in the late 1970's, however many of the words are misspelled and they are in the wrong order. The real phrase was "May I mambo dogface to the banana patch" I entered in the search phrase and timed each engine.
Google was 25% faster displaying the results then Bing!
The Search results, this is where it matters. I look down the results at Bing and there is no reference to Steve Martin in anywhere.
Then Google - The first result is a reference to Steve Martin! Simply Stunning! Not only was Google much faster is was way more accurate.
You can view the results for yourself:
It looks to me like Microsoft is taking the roll of the bad band that keeps changing its name to try and get people in the door, however when they take a look they realize that it is the same bad band and move on.
Hope this helps, now, I no longer need to think about "what am I missing if I don't use bing?" I know that I am only missing out on a slower engine that does not give accurate results.