I posted the following in an SEO forum that i participate in, my experiences testing Bing vs Google yesterday:
I’ve seen the tv ads, looked at the video, then go use bing and it’s the same crappy search engine as before. the links on the left, link me to new SERPs, where is the chart telling me when to fly to budapest or vegas? i’ve search for a few travel locations and never do i see their fancy graphs showing me when to buy.
When i search “NYC Chinese food manhattan’ i get normal looking SERP, with 3 ads on top, ads on right and “alternate searches” on left. The same search in google, removes the ads on top, shows a map of manhattan with list of 10 restaraunts then the same sort of results that bing did: sections from menupages.com, chowhound, etc.
For “chinese food central park west,
bing shows 1) site from china, 2) restaurant in seattle 3) restaurant near columbus Circle BING(correct) 4) something about tshirts in central park 5) another columbus circle restuarant BING 6) a restaurant in Regina Saskatchewan
2 of 6 correct
Google 1) shows a link to page about florida at BOTW, but shows address for a place on 79th and Central park west, bing? 2) local business group with link to local restauratn BING 3) New York site with upper west site/columbus square restaurants BING 4) yellow book page for phoenix 5) NY mag restaurant reviews, upper west side BING 6) VirtualTourist, cheap chinese central park west BING
5 of 6 right, or 4.5 if you discount BOTW because it says Florida in title, but shows a NYC restaurant in my search area.
so, to me it’s the same crap in a new wrapper. which is disappointing because i’d like to see google (or anyone’s share) stay closer to 50% than 75%. it would be nice to have 3 or 4 good/commercially successful SEs