07.20.09

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If Google Renamed, It Would Gain Another 80% Market Share

Posted in Deception, Google, Microsoft, Search at 10:27 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

…According to Microsoft’s logic

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Summary: A game with figures and definitions intends to paint a deceiving picture

THIS is an interesting little catch about Microsoft’s already-struggling-to-grow search engine. Watch how Microsoft spins its search engine, claiming a jump from 0% to 8% because they renamed their search engine and began redirecting visitors. Underneath it is mostly the same, so to suggest such a gain is like Google launching under a new domain, pretending to have begun from scratch, and then pretending to have gained a lot of market share, starting from 0%. Here is another article whole title is “Microsoft: Bing Jumps 8 Percent Since Launch”. This is a very deceiving headline and it is irresponsible to put it like that. Towards the end it states:

Bing has yet to capture as much of the market globally, with 3.27 percent of worldwide marketshare in June, behind Google with 89.8 percent and Yahoo with 5.15 percent.

The English-speaking press tends to paint a different picture by citing US-oriented surveys. The same goes for studies of Web browsers and operating systems trends, where data is mostly collected from the most developed countries.

Here is one person who is blocking Bing altogether.

Webmasters all over the web have been noticing the same trend. Exposure Online says, “Microsoft is lying and intentionally screwing up your log files,” and eKstreme.com says, “Yell if Microsoft’s Live.com Spammed You Too – Updated,” and even other webmasters decided to block MS’ bot before I did.

This last article is spinning it in some other ways; for instance, it is measuring only what seems like growth (e.g. “people likely to recommend”) and ignoring the rest of the possible metrics that are less than supportive.

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  1. satipera said,

    July 20, 2009 at 11:58 am

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    I am sorry this is off topic but I was unable to leave a comment about the prospective commenting policy on the thread in which was brought up. I would like Roy to think long and hard (again if necessary) before doing anything. Once you start to go down a road where you are treating some posts in a different manner to others then you had better make sure you have a copper bottomed reason for doing so and it is not the thin edge of the wedge. Free speech is easy to uphold in theory but this site is now at the point where it would be easy to justify a change of policy and hard to do the right thing. What ever you do take your time and think about it as you will have to live by your decision.

    Andrew Macabe Reply:

    No, censorship and free speech is ideal. Moderation is also a responsibility that cannot be taken lightly also. When a posted entry is followed by 200-300 obvious flames which may have nothing to do with the subject you have a problem. I myself have occassionaly replied off-topic in respect to some of the posts. But when it becomes a theater of personal quips and invectives, what would you suggest?

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