Let the timer begin.

From January 21 through the 28th, I’m changing my home page from Google search to Bing search.

Like many people, I’ve used Google as my main search engine for years. It works very, very well. It’s almost an extension of my thought process and memory retention. For example, I used to keep a collection of website authoring notes — things related to HTML, Javascript, PHP, CSS — in a database for quick reference. But I stopped doing it because I determined that it’s just easier to “Google it” when I need the correct syntax for something like how to read a CSV file in PHP.

Bing first arrived on the search scene in May 2009.  I sampled it out of curiosity but quickly retreated back to the familiar Google. But Bing has continued to improve over the last eight months and hasn’t suffered from Microsoft’s heavy-handedness and clumsy interfaces.  I’m ready to try it again.

So I’ve decided to commit myself to a serious test. I’m going to use Bing exclusively (no Google) for one week for my searching, shopping, news and mapping needs. I’m also going to use the very capable Bing search app on my iPhone.

Is Bing better than Google for search? Check back in a week to see what I conclude.

Make it 280 characters less.
Make it 300 words or less.
Make it 500 words or less.
Make it 800 words or less.

a list
a table
bullet points
code
CTA
gantt chart
graphs
headers (H1, H2, H3, H4)
HTML
markdown
PDF
plain text
plain text file
questions
rich text
spreadsheet
summary
word cloud
XML

blog post
headline
essay
recipe
article
ad copy
video script
analysis
seo keywords
summary
sales copy
book outline
email
social media post
product description
meta title
meta description
outline
title
ideas
keywords
analogy

friendly
professional
authoritative
persuasive
casual
conversational
trustworthy
humorous
informal
empathetic
positive
enthusiastic
catchy
insightful
intriguing
poetic language
short sentences
formal

Assume this role

Accountant
Advertiser
Career Counselor
Chief Financial Officer
Entrepreneur
Financial Analyst
fitness instructor
Interviewer for a position
Inventor
Investment Manager
Journalist
Marketer
Mindset Coach
Project Manager
Prompt Engineer
Recruiter
Stand-up Comedian
Statistician
Abraham Lincoln
Albert Einstein
Charlie Munger
Jordan Peterson
Mario Cuomo
Mark Twain
Pope Francis
Warren Buffet
Zig Ziglar
dietician
Doctor
Lawyer
Psychologist
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Social Media Influencer
Social Media Manager
Debater
Life Coach
Motivational Coach
Motivational Speaker
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Public Speaking Coach
Al Writing Tutor
Password Generator
Smart Domain Name Generator
Tech Reviewer
Web Designer
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Best Selling Author
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English Pronunciation Helper
Fancy Title Generator
Ghostwriter
Plagiarism Detector
Self-Help Book
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Tech Writer