After learning that Google censored its Google image results, I started looking for alternative search engines. Not that I am searching for porn every hour of the day, but if I want to, I should be able to. I considered using Bing after reading Bill Gates' Reddit thread in which he claimed that Bing really was the superior product.Sure he might be a little biased in the matter, but considering he as given away so much of his money so that at this point, purchasing a Microsoft product is almost equivalent to giving to charity. Why not give the service a spin?
I tried the Bing vs. Google Bing It On site, and found that Bing won out every single time when I searched for different things that I usually use Google for. Your mileage may vary. Besides from the comparison, there are some benefits I have found with Bing.
- In the past few months I have noticed that Google search will be down for a short period of time. When switching over to Bing, I notice no delay in my query response, and experience no connectivity issues.
- Uncensored results (obviously).
- More flexible and accessible search results. Especially for video and images.
- Bing rewards just for using the service.
- No concerns about having your search results tied to your Gmail or Google account.