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Make Use Of Points The Way To Blind Search, the search engine taste test. The goal of this site is simple, we want to see what happens when you remove the branding from search engines. How differently will you perceive the results?
I just tried it out with two searches, and given the Common Wisdom about who sucks and who's great, I probably shouldn't mention the results. (In both cases, a newish search engine starting with "B" seemed to provide the most apt set of results.)
This deserves further attention...not that it will change anyone's mind.
It's not the best methodology, but for my test searches I searched myself, my friends and the names of websites I'm associated with. B*ng was the clear winner, breaking my Google-loving heart, with the most relevant results. I tried some less personal searches and B*ng was still the best.
I think I need to rethink my life.
I tried looking for a specific item, and I used quotation marks ("In My Book") . The B* engine (why are we being so discrete?) would not include the word 'in' despite it being in quotes.
Continuing on the 'In' theme, I looked up "In A Goda Da Vida", and it couldn't guess what I was looking up, whereas G* could. Y* had mixed results on the latter, could find it spelled incorrectly one way but not another.
I'm being discrete so my praise for Bing can't be googled. Or binged.
I tried 4 quick tests and 3 out of 4 were Google, one Yahoo! I do love this though, it's interesting to see just how different the results can be.
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