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BSET SearchEngine relevance test results

A few days ago I started a tool called BSET – Blackbox Search engine Testing tool to evaluate how good Bing really is. If you watch the stats on the page, its clear which search engine is being consistently picked as the winner. The results were collected from 518 unique source IP addresses ( some were just NATs from larger organizations ). 251 users just executed 1 query each. 111 users executed 2 queries and rest executed more than that. A total of 808 results were submitted just for “standard web search” category and of that 44% of the submissions were in favor of Google. 32% of them were for Yahoo. Only about 28% results went for Microsoft’s new search engine “Bing”. Between Google and Yahoo, a user is 15% more likely to pick Google than Yahoo. Between Google and Bing, a user will pick Google 21% more frequently than Bing. The results may not be staggering for folks who have been following search engine trends over the last few weeks, but for me, to see the result