Can't choose? Search Bing and Google simultaneously

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While Bing might have been a hit at launch, plenty of us have gone back to using Google. But now a small new web service makes comparing the two far easier.

Bing vs. Google lets you – obviously – search Bing and Google at the same time by providing a split screen interface. Both screens (frames) scroll at the same time and can be arranged either vertically or horizontally. One thing Bing vs. Google can’t do is switch between the result pages of both search engines simultaneously, but using it I’ve rarely had a real need for this particular feature. Even when I did, two clicks instead of one wasn’t as tiring as having two separate tabs open for Bing and Google separately.

The service was developed by Domagoj Pavlesic, a Croatian web developer and IT journalist, who says he created, tested and launched Bing vs. Google in under six hours: “The idea came to me in bed and I ran to my computer to register the domains and The next morning I got to work immediately and it was finished in about five hours: setting up the server, design, development, testing,… It was made in Javascript with a couple of lines of ASP.NET in the backend.”

With some looking for an alternative for Google and others just wanting to test the latest new service, Bing vs. Google gets the job done. Now, do we also need Wolfram Alpha vs TrueKnowledge?

  • Jonathan Deamer

    Search is one of my pet interests, and Bing vs Google looks really fun. The issue with everything I’ve read about Bing though is that it’s a solution in search of problem – only geeks like me with an interest in search care which is better.

    The average Joe is happy with Google, and the pain of changing is too much for them, so as great as it is that there are clever people like Domagoj Pavlesic doing things like this, it’s important not to forget the bigger picture.

  • Darren


    Looks like somebody needs to tell him his site doesn’t work without the “www”.

    Guess that’s what happens when you try to build a site in 5 hours though – You don’t pay attention to .htaccess or DNS enough.

  • Greg

    The problem with this is it still has the branding on each site, which can influence your thinking. A superior job was done a few weeks ago by a Microsoft employee which compares Bing, Google and Yahoo results, without any branding:
    The Yahoo results are usually so bad that they can be dismissed immediately, letting you compare Bing vs Google.

  • William Tunstall-Pedoe

    If you use Firefox you can already compare True Knowledge, Wolfram and Alpha and Google simultaneously by installing a couple of add-ons.

    Download the True Knowledge extension:

    and the Wolfram Alpha equivalent here

    and then use Google as normal. You always get the Google results (at the same speed as normal), you get the WA results (if there are any) at the side and the True Knowledge results at the top.

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  • Björn Sennbrink

    Old news, was released June 5th.

  • Annie Ted

    I don’t think that bing can beat google.

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