Bing uses google search results.

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  1. Johnny

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    This is HILARIOUS!

    Also, am I the only one who noticed that in the Bing "search overload" ads, they are basically making fun of themselves? Seriously, every search engine BUT Google produces the results described in those ads.
     
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    The thing that is funny to me is that Microsoft makes a living out of ripping off other people's ideas. They are neither innovative or creative in anything.
     
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    Matt Cutts (Google employee that protects you from Google spam searches) has been covering this all day, and was on a panel with Bing folks talking about this today. :)
     
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    Bing is getting a lot of flack over this lol.
     
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    I don't put too much into all this.

    I have tried almost all the search engines including Yahoo and they all give the same results for words I search on.

    So....are ALL search engines using Google?

    I highly doubt it.
     
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    My impression was that they were all using Overture?
     
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    Well, they will all most likely give you relatively the same results for common search terms. In this instance Google was creating bogus garbage gibberish and Bing was coping it verbatim and giving it similar ranking as Google.
     
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    Interesting. I keep trying new search engines because I hate giving any company a monopoly position but keep going back to google because I get much better hits.
     
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    Yahoo is powered by Bing... so yes you will see the same results :p
     
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    Of course the searches on bing and yahoo! would be similar - Yahoo and Microsoft partnered up -> Yahoo, Microsoft Partnership Cleared

    They seem to be searching google at the same time and adding them to the results as well.
     
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    How many of those use overture?
     
  14. Perris Calderon

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    I'm going to to take a swing at explainig this, pure speculation, no inside information;

    I suspect all search engines use some logarithim that takes into account the results of other search engines

    the fact that google is the most pervasive would make that same logarithim bring google results to the front

    I am saying my guess is that google does the same thing but useage stats would still bring their own results before the other search engines even if all three were using exactly the same perameters, technology and software for their search

    this looks like a cute google set-up which they themselves would fail given the same perameters the other search engines face
     
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    they do, and google uses all other search engine data just the same

    microsoft just said pretty much what I speculated, they didn't admit to anything that other companies don't also do, don't forget, that information is in the public domain, notice the bold here, that pretty much exposes google's claim as rediculous

    proving microsoft does not use public domain google data for much, however all search engines would be designed to consider other search engines results;

    I would take any bet and lay odds that google uses packets from the other search engines as well, it would be incompetent to not

    look, I use google not bing and I have no dog in this discussion but google is just pulling a stunt

    I am saying that google would fail the same test they claim the other search engines are failing
     
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