I came across this website this morning and thought it would make a fun experiment. In the spirit of blind taste tests like Coke vs Pepsi, one website has set up a Bing vs. Google vs. Yahoo. In this blind test, is your favorite search engine the one that reigns supreme? I tested it with 10 random searches I’ve done lately and listed next to it the website that won each blind test. Read on for the results…
1) Google Voice deleted from App Store/Google
2) Palm Pre review/Google
3) Dog care/Yahoo
4) 2010 Prius/Google
5) Seattle hotels/Yahoo
6) Local Weather (my zip code)/Yahoo
7) Cheap flights/Google
8) Pork chop recipe/Google
9) Brandeis University/Bing
10) Wineries in New Jersey/Bing
So Google wins it, but hardly a landslide…Bing looked weaker at first, but then came back strong at the end. My criteria in voting for a website was pretty subjective; if I searched for a review, I didn’t want the official product website. If the first 3 hits were variations on the same website, I immediately eliminated it. After that, I just went with what looked more useful. Google is my usual search engine of choice, though I think I might switch it up for variety now that I’ve seen all 3 side by side!
Highly subjective within the blind test, but there you go…now, you try! Let us know below if there were any surprises when you saw the results!