Google-Bing Controversy (Feb 2011) Bing Side of the Story

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Google recently accused Bing of “copying results” by running a few outlier tests. I am compiling a list of links to sort of explain the Bing side of the story. I do currently work for the Bing team in BI capacity so these are public links and my personal views.

Bing team’s official replies:

http://www.bing.com/community/site_blogs/b/search/archive/2011/02/01/thoughts-on-search-quality.aspx

http://www.bing.com/community/site_blogs/b/search/archive/2011/02/02/setting-the-record-straight.aspx

Bing researcher’s personal opinion:

http://willwhim.wordpress.com/2011/02/02/is-bing-cheating-at-search/

Explain how the Google test was conducted:

http://directmatchmedia.com/google-proves-bing.php

Edmond Lau from Quora (ex-Google) wrote a nice answer on how search algorithm work in this case that I think it’s close.

http://www.quora.com/Did-Bing-intentionally-copy-Googles-search-results

Anti-Google opinion from Daniel Eran Dilger

http://www.roughlydrafted.com/2011/02/01/why-is-google-so-hysterically-hypocritical-about-bing-using-its-public-data/

Aftermath from Danny Sullivan, Search Engine Land 5 days later:

http://searchengineland.com/bing-why-googles-wrong-in-its-accusations-63279

Other bloggers:

http://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2011/02/04/the-great-google-v-bing-slap-fight-explained-piece-by-piece/

http://www.seomoz.org/ugc/the-bing-sting-facts-why-bing-arent-copying-google-11924

http://www.yackyack.co.uk/google/bing-google-cookie-jars-and-data-scrapes/

http://www.zdnet.co.uk/blogs/500-words-into-the-future-10014052/clicks-where-did-you-think-the-data-was-coming-from-10021625/

http://www.liveside.net/2011/02/07/bing-vs-google-some-final-thoughts-what-was-matt-cutts-thinking/

http://willwhim.wordpress.com/2011/02/04/is-bing-cheating-at-search-redux-its-all-in-the-clicks/

Interesting

http://kara.allthingsd.com/20110203/googles-bing-attack-has-larry-page-written-all-over-it/

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Posted by Meng Goh   @   3 February 2011 4 comments
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