Microsoft Bing – Careless or Stupid?

Look closely at the action links on the top right. Come on, seriously, if I was this careless at my job, I would deserve to be fired immediately!

At first I thought it was just in any other browsers besides IE because Microsoft is a dick and does not test in other browsers, but that’s not the case. Running this website on IE, with SilverLight turned off, gives the same result.

Bing is getting a TON of press lately, and I am sure millions of people are hitting this website. What does it say about your product when you can’t even get a simple CSS rule right?

Other minor annoyances:

1) The hover state for the button flickers because it’s not aligned correctly

2) Although there are only a couple of links, such as “Terms of Use”, “Trademarks”, etc… They all link to different domains – What is up with that? Is it so hard to have a proper domain structure?

3) What is the hell is up with capitalizing file names? URI are case sensitive, just try changing Default.html to default.html and you get a “Page Not Found”.

Come on Microsoft, it’s not that hard.

  • msworld

    are you telling me you know more than people that actually have a CS degree?

  • Did u know that BING is stupid. Steve Ballmer wants to kill google. Look it up. Also they own the Zune. Zune means the word fuck in Hebrew. Yeah, look that look too. I am not lying. Microsoft should just stop doing stuff. really.

  • Microsoft Bing would be the closet competitor of Google. but i still use Google because it shows more relevant results on the serp.

  • i have been evaluating the search results of Microsoft Bing compared to Google and they are comparable. Bing gives almost the same relevant search results just like Google.

  • Bing search engine gives almost the same search results as Google. Looks like Google will now have a tough competition when it comes to search engine technology.

  • Rilo Graves

    lol, Bing misses like 90% of Items I Know are there in shopping searches at least.

  • Bing does give search results much like Google but i would have to say that Google still gives more relevant search results.

  • i have been using the BING search engine for a couple of weeks. it seems to be as good as Google but for some reason i would still want to stick with Google search engine.

  • IGuy

    I haven’t had good results with bing. I have found I keep jumping back to Google to do any real search operation.

    Plus the bing interface is incredibly bloated and slow. A search engine should be fast, light weight and minimalist, a fact MS hasn’t learned in their OS’ and I think is just carrying over to their web interfaces to.

  • Spock

    Bing is biased, bing is crap. Go to microsofthater.blogspot.com to learn more.

  • i am using both Bing and Google and i think both search engines give relevant search results. i would still prefer Google though, because it gives a little bit more relevant search results than Bing.

  • BING search engine is just as good as Google. In my own personal experience, Google does give more releveant search result than Bing but the difference is very small. **

  • Tom

    i am a user of Microsofts BING search engine and it is as good as google search. for searching blogs, i think google gives more relevant search results compared bing.

  • my default search engine is Yahoo but now i am using BING because it is much better than Yahoo. i heard that Bing search engine would power Yahoo search also.

  • Johnny Blaze

    for my IT class research project I compared the two and 70% +,- 5% of the time google gave more accurate/relevant results. (200 total)

  • i think that Bing is not as good as Google. Google would still index new websites faster than Bing. Microsoft would still need a lot of catching to do with GoogleBot.

  • I use both Bing and Google search engine and i dont see much difference in their search results. I use google for searching hard to find academic topics and Bing for general search.

  • Rex

    I did a test to see which browser could help me find “The chemical processes occuring within a living cell or organism that are necessary for the maintenance of life”. Bing’s link was: Organism – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Google’s was: metabolism: Definition from Answers.com. And it told me that I had misspelled ‘occuring’ which is actually with two r’s. Google rocks balls!

  • j a hill

    Bing search (etc.) is the most inefficient engine I have encountered – I hope it will move to someone else’s computer or simply lose itself in it morass of search of ignorant search activities.

  • ram

    http://www.bing.com i am sorry 2 say that u r a fucker and a big and bad weight on net plz close this fucker bing.u fool dont u understand that v the public need a good responce.hope u understood.
    yours bad record vitness
    mrs ram sharma

  • I use Bing and Google whenever i want to find something on the internet. I think that both search engines are very good. `

  • peter

    i’m sorry, but i’ve given bing a couple of days now. and typically microsoft, it’s not what it says on the tin. with around 50% of searches i get the EXACT same results as google, not ‘more relavent’ results. with the other 50% i get i would honestly say ‘less relavent’ results. and the picture behind the whole page makes it load slowly on anything but my fast broadband at home. back to google me thinks, sorry microsoft. how about stop making game consoles (that don’t work) and search engines (that don’t work like you say it does) and concentrate more on your ‘bread & butter’ – windows. then maybe we’ll get a proper good OS for a change.

  • Lacey Cook

    It is interesting to compare the performance of Bing and Google search but i haven’t seen any difference at all in their performance. .

  • Mark K

    Stupid Bing – Trying to impress us with their fact checking

    Engineering Wonders: The Roman Coliseum at El Djem

    http://www.bing.com/featured/content/search?q=Engineering+Wonders%3a+The+Roman+Coliseum+at+El+Djem&FORM=RQHOME

    Bing’s Fact:
    The Roman coliseum at El Djem, Tunisia in northern Africa was built nearly 1,700 centuries ago…

    1700 centuries = 170,000 years

    Roman Kingdom founded 2,763 years ago
    Roman Republic founded 2,519 years ago
    Roman Empire founded 2,011 years ago

    Wooly Mammoths and Neanderthal Man lived 29,000 to 230,000 years ago

    So the Roman coliseum at El Djem, Tunisia was built 167,237 years before anything Roman or anything else in Tunisia. The cavemen must of used the mammoth’s to drag the stones around. Amazing how they were able to build such a beaitful structure using such primitive tools.

  • KDB

    First comment in over a year.
    Here is why bing is still around; it’s is as simple and mindless as TV. This is not a search engine, this is a TV guide for people who don’t really want to be bothered by knowing stuff.
    The pretty colorful front page cluttered with totally irreverent pictures tells you all you need to know.
    Google is a research tool and bing is how you find like restaurants an stuff.

  • it is only a matter of time before Bing Microsoft acquires Yahoo search engine;;:

  • lola

    Bing is stupid because it only focuses on movie stars and their problems.  There is more to life that TV and the movies, guys.  Get it through your engine programming heads.  There are still people out there who care about other issues besides dumb contemporary music, movies television and movie star problems.

    Provide some some serious and readily accessible content for a change.  Allow the public to access content without having to search through all the garbage presented by your programmers.