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Tuesday, 01 February 2011

Has BING been copying Google in order to improve their search engine results?

According to Danny Sullivan the Google Engineers think so and set up a honeypot to test their theory.

Read more: http://searchengineland.com/google-bing-is-cheating-copying-our-search-results-62914

hiybbprqag one of the honeypot phrases still live:

Hiypbbprqag 

Other keyphrases to check include:

mbzrxpgjys http://www.google.co.uk/#q=mbzrxpgjys
indoswiftjobinproduction http://www.google.co.uk/#q=indoswiftjobinproduction

Increasingly I have noticed results from both engines looking really similar. But there are a couple of things that don't quite seem right about this experiment though.

  1. Only some of the honeypot results showed up, so the mechanism by which BING was discovering the pages may not have been as obvious as the Google engineers thought.
  2. The keyphrases in the examples are very specific without other matches, so if for any reason BING discovered any links to those pages using the same link text it's quite likely it would rank the exact same result as Google anyway.
  3. A quick check of the cache shows the Google engineers used link text to promote the pages for the target phrases, so a reasonable question is - Did the Google engineers actually hide all the links from BINGBOT as effectively as they thought?

This is Google's cache of http://www.rim.com/. It is a snapshot of the page as it appeared on 30 Jan 2011 03:00:00 GMT. The current page could have changed in the meantime. Learn more
These terms only appear in links pointing to this page: mbzrxpgjys 


This is Google's cache of http://www.foodnetwork.com/sandra-lee/recipes/index.html. It is a snapshot of the page as it appeared on 1 Feb 2011 12:13:45 GMT. The current page could have changed in the meantime. Learn more
These terms only appear in links pointing to this page: indoswiftjobinproduction 


 

 

Comments

Paul Reilly

Surely it's fair game for the scraper to scrape the scraper??

Wat.

@Paul Reilly
What?

bob oh

So, if my search engine returns no results for a query and I then check the competition and return their results that sounds like good customer service to me. Yea bing should add a courtesy of google disclaimer, but hey Google is free to every one, dont want some people using google? better start charging.

viktor37

Yea bing should add a courtesy of google disclaimer, but hey Google

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David

When I click on any of the listings on a Google search results, I am taken to another search called bywill.net, usually, and not to my selection. After reading your article about bing I did a couple of test searches and was redirected as above and then to bing. I usually have to copy and paste a URL to go there. Your article seems to be true, or it's even worse. They have captured my searches. Any suggestions on how to stop it?

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fantolasearchengine

yes google is still dominating that is why i prefer to add google custom search in my search engine at http://www.fantola.com . may in future if i find a working partner than..

Ramesh Dhiman

you need to differentiate the content as much as possible then wait for it be recrawled.

ps I notice on one of your other sites, that you are using;

Remove that line ;)

Ramesh Dhiman

ou need to differentiate the content as much as possible then wait for it be recrawled.
ps I notice on one of your other sites, that you are using;

Remove that line ;)

Oak doors

we never use bing because it has not proper information about any terms

BergUndBach

Very interesting article! And google is just impressing....

You Big Blog

Very interesting article!

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