Never thought these words would come out of my mouth…

By Monday, January 4, 2010 2 Permalink 0

I found a good reason to use Bing.com! Ok that may have been a little more excited than it should be, but I am impressed I have found a legitimate reason to use Bing over Google.

When searching for an online company, like retailer Amazon.com, on Google you get a lot of links to Amazon.com, Books, Web Services, EC2, Wikipedia of the Amazon River etc:

Google Search for Amazon smal

BUT look at the same search with Bing:

bing search amazon small

This may not be a huge deal to you, but they have Amazon.com’s phone number listed under all of the other links! ┬áHave you ever searched for Amazon’s phone number? Unless they have changed the location recently, it is near impossible!

Having that bit of information show up for an online-only retailer is a huge deal. Google does really well at showing the phone number and map for local retailers but I have not seen a search results page like this from them (yet).

I tried a few other online companies, Facebook and Myspace, and they both also show up with their phone numbers listed under/within the first listing.

I will say, I am impressed with Bing on this one.

(did hell freeze over yet?)

2 Comments
  • Henry Koren
    January 4, 2010

    Bing’s Image Search (at least the endless-scrolling user interface) is superior as well.

  • admin
    January 4, 2010

    Ah that is another search option I have yet to try. I use Google by default through Chrome and have tried Bing’s travel option, but it doesn’t seem to be any better than Expedia etc.

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