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Bing gaining on Google

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    cbae
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    Ray7

    And just as interesting: Googles poor rate of search conversions. Only 65%?

     

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    magicalclick

    funny Yahoo's bing has more visitors than bing's bing. Still concert bing.

    I am wondering how they do google's success rate, because 80% of queries are incomplete as they used Long zchong's real time searth style.

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    kettch

    @magicalclick:I'd like to see what the statistics look like after you correct for all of the people who type URLs into the search box.

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    magicalclick

    @kettch:

    haha, I did that sometimes, it is annoying. And strangly Bing doesn't care it is an URL.

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    BitFlipper

    Yea I have a friend that does that - If he wants to go to www.intel.com, he opens up Google and types it into the search box, then follows the (usually) 1st link. Weird.

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    magicalclick

    @BitFlipper:

    I know why they do that. They are affriad of stuff like whitehouse.com (like in year 2000, not now). The problem is they are afraid of the URL because they are not sure it is correct or not. It might as well be a chase.org and for some reason, it is a phising site, or spam, or virus, or whatnot. Using the search engine, I suppose they would think the big company can do a better job, and perhapse law suit if it directed them to a mallicious site.

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    kettch

    @magicalclick:That's attributing too much thought to the average person to does that. We are talking about people who click "ok" to everything (Actually, that's not true. I also have known people who clicked cancel to everything) without reading a single word. They just type into the first box that they see.

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    BitFlipper

    @magicalclick:

    I don't think in my friend's case this is true. I think it is just habit. I believe he has Google as his home page, so whenever he visits me and he wants to show me something on the web, he first goes to Google (then wants to know why Google isn't my home page), then do whatever he wants from there. I asked him why he does that but he doesn't really know why either - there is no real thought put into it.

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    magicalclick

    @BitFlipper:

    I know what you mean. It is bascailly called Google Bookmark. The professor in my school wanted this as well. Basically a new bookmark system to replace Google "Bookmark".

    But, for my friend, he used it for that reason, he use Yahoo though. He just don't want to type into the wrong address and he needs spell check.

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    kettch

    @magicalclick:I type a url into the search engine once in a while when it looks a bit dodgy and I don't feel like blindly clicking into a place, especially at work.

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    Ray7

    , BitFlipper wrote

    Yea I have a friend that does that - If he wants to go to www.intel.com, he opens up Google and types it into the search box, then follows the (usually) 1st link. Weird.

    Yes, I know someone who does that. For some reason, I find it really annoying.

     

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    nfplee

    @Ray7: This can be a good thing to do.  Say i wish to go to a banking site but i mis-spell the url.  Atleast the search engine will often correct me.

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