Google has openly accused Microsoft’s search engine Bing for copying Google search results. This is not just a simple accusation, Google has posted a whole investigation on its blog. The report says Bing copies search results as Google ranks the pages in its results. Internet Explorer is used for sending information from the end user’s PC.
Google claims that they have tested out experiments with false keywords and showing unreal results and after a few days Bing was also showing the same results on those false keywords. Words like hiybbprqag, and juegosdeben1ogrande which users will never search.
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. At that time, Bing had no results for the misspelling. Later in the summer, Bing started returning our first result to their users without offering the spell correction. This was very strange. How could they return our first result to their users without the correct spelling? Had they known the correct spelling, they could have returned several more relevant results for the corrected query.
Now Microsoft has responded to the accusation.
We use multiple signals and approaches in ranking search results. The overarching goal is to do a better job determining the intent of the search so we can provide the most relevant answer to a given query. Opt-in programs like the toolbar help us with clickstream data, one of many input signals we and other search engines use to help rank sites. Stefan Weitz, Director of Bing.
Google dominates the search engine market no doubt but if Bing is not copying Google search results then it will be a tough competition for Google after the issue is resolved.
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