Yeah, I know Bing is old news. Bing is more visually appealing. And for general searching, both search sites are sufficient. But I still prefer Google for many reasons:
First, Google has been around for much longer. If you can’t get to google.com, it means that your internet is dead, not theirs.
And, Google hasn’t changed their homepage in years. There’s no ads (usually), and no fancy flash content (like in Yahoo and Bing).
Yeah. Very nice. If you have double or triple monitors and your desktop is spanned, it looks great.
Second, Google’s search algorithm is noticeably better. So, if I’m trying to get to Art of Problem Solving’s AMC 12 Archive, I would type in "AMC 12 Problems".
AoPS is dominant in archiving a lot of math competition stuff, so it makes sense that they would be first in the results.
There it is. First in line. So I get to what I need immediately.
Now, lets look at Bing.
So, great. I get a lot of stuff about the AMC competition. But I don’t get what I want. None of the first few results have actual AMC problems from past tests.
Maybe Bing treats the first word(s) in a query with more importance. So, "problems AMC 12" should get me where I want to go. Right?
Wrong. Again, Bing doesn’t give me what I want. So, off to Google. Yeah
Go Google :)
And Yahoo-users, Yahoo’s search engine doesn’t get me there either.