Why Bing Image Search is better than the competition

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  1. Gotta disagree I’m afraid.

    Can I put an image url in Bing and and have it search by image? No.
    Can I limit my searches to only animated images? No.

    These are the two biggest reasons I use Google image search over Bing.

  2. Other commenters are right about image url/GIF image parameter limitations in Bing; but when the subject matter alone is what matters in a search, I often get a little more with Bing than Google…not always, but often enough to notice.

  3. I compared all of the options that are mentioned above, and quite frankly Bing’s claims simply don’t stand up to scrutiny. Google was as good as Bing in each and every case. I wouldn’t say that much better in most instances, but certainly no worse. What I did find interesting was that BOTH engines gave entirely different sets of image results, so it’s worth looking at Bing and Google, rather than relying just on one.

  4. How about an article that puts Bing’s claims of being better at image search to the test, rather than taking Bing’s blog boasts as ‘fact’ and simply repeating them here in article form.

    This piece would hold much more weight with readers if you compared the results from Bing and Google when searching for “green car” or whatever your search term might be. I went ahead and did a ‘green car’ search on Google to compare to your screengrab from Bing. Guess what? More ‘green’ car results on Google than Bing (and none of the Google results were green background colors, either as your piece suggests happens with Google results and not with Bing). Just look at your capture which shows Bing wanting to offer you alternate searches for red, yellow, pink, purple, orange and other colors when you’ve specifically asked for GREEN. Easy winner here is Google.

    As this article reads right now I am sure the reaction most people gave was rolled eyes and thoughts of how much Microsoft might have paid the writer to pen this puff piece. If you’re going to make claims of something being better than something else you must back it up with proof. Otherwise, your credibility with readers will rank right down there with anonymous discussion board troll posts. Once you earn low credibility scores with readers, do you really expect them to click to read anything you write in the future?

    This kind of writing eventually leads to one place: Where you’re writing for an audience of one… the only person who will listen to your thoughts … yourself (and your Mom if you send her a link to the article.)

    RICK

  5. LOL, Microsoft never pays folks to write such articles. Wish they did… Which world are you living in! 😀

    I take it you did not like the article. Fair enough!

    But yes, you are right! I write for myself and not for public consumption.

    Those who like my articles stay. Those who don’t move on.

    There are some who agree with my view point, and there are others who don’t. Those who do not, usually leave behind meaningful comments, whose note I definitely take.

    And then there is the third kind – the trolls. Trolls however leave behind silly comments and drag Moms and Dads in the picture. I do not delete the comments of such trolls, unless foul, personally objectionable or racist tones are used (I have read these kind here too). I usually usually leave the comments behind as they are. Makes for some great and amusing readings, on dry days!

    Have a nice day, Rick. 🙂

  6. My point is that your article titled “Why Bing Image Search is better than the competition” accomplishes only half of what the title promises: It lists the Microsoft blog points as absolute fact when, with one quick search, I found that not to be true.

    What is needed to fulfill your title would be actual comparisons to back up the Bing blog claims. Perhaps you didn’t do that because the comparison results would fail to back up your belief that Bing is better at image search. Perhaps, since you’re writing only for yourself, you’re just confirming what most readers probably took away from your ‘article’: Whatever claims Microsoft makes you accept as fact and will repeat as gospel.

    If you like what you’ve written and truly believe it is useful information to the masses, then perhaps you should have given it a more accurate title, like “Why Bing claims to be the better image search.”

    Even better, perhaps TWC should have an “opinion” or “editorial” section where your thoughts as written would be presented to the reader within a more appropriate framework.

  7. Anand ji please search with your name in google images and bing images and see the difference !!

  8. Bing image search is far, far superior to Google…honestly, it isn’t even close. I don’t even bother with Google any more.

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