Bing of Microsoft stole Google algorithms

Posted by David Khoirul

Bing is cheating, stealing Google search resultsWith the recent change of Google algorithms, my blog traffic drops considerably -- almost 50% -- and something bad happens to our internet king, Google: Its search results are copied by Bing, the search engine owned by Washington-based corporation Microsoft. Danny Sullivan, in a recent blog post, wrote about how Bing "is cheating and copying our search results," while Microsoft posted a response: We do not copy Google results.

I myself cannot decide whether Bing really cheats here but Google, the search engine giant, has some background and details of experiments to explain how Bing is using Google algorithms.

It all started with tarsorrhaphy. Really. As it happens, tarsorrhaphy is a rare surgical procedure on eyelids. And in the summer of 2010, we were looking at the search results for an unusual misspelled query [torsorophy]. Google returned the correct spelling -- tarsorrhaphy -- along with results for the corrected query.

The same thing also happens when you type hiybbprqag, a stupid keyword that only stupid websites will use. Both Google and Bing shows the same search results.

This hiybbprqag query, to be clear, had no relationship with the inserted result that Google chose. Google clarified that it created about 100 synthetic queries -- queries that would never expect a user to type.

See the screenshots and compare:

I think Bing should develop its own search algorithms and stop copying Google.


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