Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Update Google vs Bing

Updated: 7/4/2009
Appears Google has started showing their Google Finance chart for any stock search.

Symbols that didn't bring up Google's stock chart.


All these except DPO now show a Google stock chart.

All this competition is good. Better search engines are better for everyone.

I'll need to come up with a way to quantify the results on a more massive scale, and that isn't subjective.

Google vs. Bing: Mobile edition


Bing searches on your phone by default will use a Microsoft proxy server to parse and present them in a way that fits on your mobile screen. Google searches I've done from my Blackberry do not. However, I've just learned Google has had this feature for some time.

Here's a link:

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Update to Google vs. Bing

I should have taken screenshots or some other method of archiving my results. Seems that Google has updated the results it shows me.

In any case I found some more interesting things between the two.

Try just typing in the following stock market symbols


Again a small sample size, however, if you just wanted a quick look at the stocks price Bing would bring these up as the top post. Google sometimes displays the Stock market chart when looking at PGF and PGX.

Of course the correct way to always see the stock price in Google is to use the prefix


Monday, June 15, 2009

Google vs. Bing

The New York Post has a sensational piece called "FEAR GRIPS GOOGLE"

What it really winds down to is Google is checking out their competition, I would say almost all businesses look at what their competition is doing. So there's no need for anyone to lose any sleep over.

Overall the results from the two are pretty much the same.

An interesting thing I found was the top result for

PGX or PGF (all three words)

Bing brings up an article discussing the preferred stock ETFs I listed above on investopedia. Google however gives a link to their own finance discussion board.

Now just put in:

PGX PGF (only these two)

Now Google gives back the investopedia article as its top link.

What this shows.

If I were an investor trying to decide if I should purchase shares of PGX or PGF and I typed out
"PGX or PGF" Bing gives me an article that provides me information on what these two ETFs are as well as a thrid ETF I may have not known about (PFF).
If I had typed the same thing in Google I would have a link to a discussion that doesn't provide me any information on what I was trying to do (Decide on if these ETFs were worth buying)

Doing a simpler search of only:


Looking at the top ten results we see

8/10 Financial results

5/10 Financial results

This is an extremly small sample size and was just a quick test to see if there was a difference between the two search engines.