Is Google Messing With Our Minds?

Posted By Ben Goulding, 13 August, 2009 | permalink

Search Engine Wars

If I were to ask you, “what is your favorite search engine?”, you’d probably say “Google”, but why? There are plenty of search engines on the web, all doing pretty much the same thing, but most of us think that Google is the best.

I urge you to take the “blind search engine test.” Simply type in your search query, and you will be presented with three columns displaying the search results of three different search engines for that query. You then decide which search engine you would chose, purely based on the search results. The search engines are Google, Yahoo and Bing, however their logos aren’t displayed until you have completed the test.

From this, I hope to find out whether we use one particular search engine just because of it’s name and logo, rather than the quality of the results that it yields.

Take The Test Here

Which search engine did you end up choosing?


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Seanette August 13, 2009

My preferred search engine (Clusty) isn’t listed. :)

Asswass August 13, 2009

Awesome test Ben. I voted for Bing. It has better results than Yahoo and Google.

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