Microsoft's search engine Bing has just published their most searched terms of 2014.
Something Fishy HERE: it must be noted that Bing is owned by Microsoft?
I don't think they will manipulate search results. I don't think Microsoft has anything to gain by doing that.
@Rashid Sayed Your correct…But since Bing is so much smaller than google, it isn't too far fetched to believe that people that use Microsoft's search engine would have a higher likelihood of looking up Microsoft products
Would they need to when Bing is default on MS consoles? How doesn't this come off as self serving?
They already have manipulated the search results previously for Xbone on Bing, I don't think Microsoft would have any qualms about doing it again.
There's nothing "fishy" about it. It's just simple, unremarkable correlation. I'll bet Windows devices beat out Android devices on Bing, and vice versa with Google. Consumers within a particular software ecosystem are more inclined to look in particular directions for their solutions. Simple as that.
Nothing fishy at all…. The less popular console is more popular on the less popular search engine. Sounds about right to me.
Define popular? Which console is more popular to Bing users? Which console launches Bing from the UI? What do you think Xbox One owners are searching for when using Bing on the Xbox One? What sounds about right is Microsoft Xbox One owners are using Microsoft's Bing to search for Xbox related content while using their Xbox One.
Death… c'mon there's no need to tear everything apart in search of fault. Xbox One vs. PS4 - which is more popular? Google vs. Bing - which is more popular? I never mentioned anything about which engine was being used by which console or users of that console. I also never said anything incorrect.
You implied the results are altered. I pointed out the Xbox One is using Bing as it's search engine. Anytime you search for something Xbox related on the console it's a hit for Bing. Bing is also a Microsoft search engine. The chances of Xbox owners using Bing is pretty high. Bing is also the default for Windows based PC's and the incredibly insignificant marketshare Windows phone occupies. Bing is most likely the more popular search engine for Microsoft customers that are also more likely interested in Xbox One which is why the results are what they are. We can bring sales into the argument if you like. If the stories we have seen are reasonably close to accurate the Xbox One is seeing more activity than PS4 in some markets. It's very possible these sales resulted from people researching "Xbox One" online. I know when I bought my kid an Xbox last month I searched for the best deal first. The search engine was Bing since I don't really care enough to have changed it from the default.
It's hilarious that you think you know my implications better than I know myself. There was no hint of sarcasm in my comment. I was simply pointing out that both Microsoft products were not the most popular in their corresponding areas, so it made sense. It was more of a bit of stealth trolling if you want to call it that. My tin foil hat isn't THAT shiny. Keep telling me what I was implying though, you couldn't be further from the mark.
It also depends on how you look at it as things like siri and Facebook use Bing for its search results so it all depends on how the data is collected to how the results should pan out.
Facebook too? Man, Bing is bigger than I realised.
Yeah bing is used by a lot of things see http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... even yahoo is bing in the background. For me I switched to bing a few years ago as I found the results to be better but that is down to the person. Windows 8.1 also uses bing built in for searches and windows 10 will also do the same. Cortland is also using bing too.
Bing is easy to integrate into software through a Visual studio SDK. It has mapping software, search functions, etc. It's not a bad service, it's just not as popular as google, and people use it for a lot of things without even realizing it.
How about if search data for "PS4" and "Playstation 4" are combined? Anyway, this is just Bing. Google Trends shows both PS4 and Playstation 4 beat Xbox One quite a bit in search volume.
That's like saying "what if the search data had Xbox1, Xbox 1, Xbone, XboxOne and Xbox One" combined
With price cuts, change of leadership and solid exclusives the X1 reinvented itself. I see why people would search it out.
Those silver linings, man. Even when they're not there, you guys are still looking for em. I guess it goes right over your head that this is Bing, a rather unpopular search engine that also happens to be the default engine for the XB1(and probably the 360, as well). Tell me, where does Bing rank among search engines? Man, you guys are silly. Edit: I'll give you number two. But let's get a little more recent, and a little more detailed, shall we? http://www.ebizmba.com/arti... See that difference between #1 and #2? Pretty much a 3:1 ratio. In fact, you'd have to add up the visitors for 2-5 to just barely surpass Google's numbers. Tell me again how I'm the one that looks silly?
@death... You didnt have to do Spotie like that, LOL!
@ Death Ouch... I love how Spotie tried to use the term silly, that backfire is sweet. Once again a known sony troll shut down because he can't stand to see any positive comments or stories about the X1.
So now we have to get technical and start looking at numbers Spotie? Lol! Doesn't matter, the FACT is Bing is the second most used search engine. Death answered your question exactly how you asked it, where does Bing rank among search engines? Second. You were hoping in a fun filled troll attempt that it would be embarrassing low on any list of top search engines and your trolling attempt failed horribly. You have gone past silly into the realm of just pathetic trying to spin your fail into a "lets look at numbers now...please" attempt.
nothing can stop the X1, Nothing
Haha really mate?
Except when the price goes back up to pre black Friday. Unless it becomes a permanent price drop.
The $50 price cut goes into January. I'd say it's a safe bet Microsoft will make the cut permanent in a press release in January saying it is due to the overwhelming positive response or something similar.
I had a powercut the other day. That sure as hell stopped mine :|
People were reading about Xbox and buying PlayStation 4's make sense.
Who the hell cares?
>Bing MS employees must spent a lot of time searching for "xbox" in their work time
Breaking: Microsoft device most popular on Microsoft search engine! Pictures at 11
LOL who Bings Ps4 I just Google it.
Dat price .....
OMG! This is gold. :D
Aaaaaand......BULLSHIT!! If you believe this was not "tweeked" by M$ then we need to talk aboot my bridge for sale.
You think Microsoft would "tweek" search engine data to appease some console fanboys? Like, they would actually manipulate their highly valuable data and undermine that aspect of Bing can make them money... just to get a rise out of some morons on N4G? The results are just a reflection of the platforms that Bing is available on.
So? People were searching because they didn't know what the console was...even MS didn't. OK that's a low blow. The searches were probably related to news about the console, what it did and what has changed. Who uses Bing anyway? Maybe 360 owners using the browser? Chrome and Google all the way. Next will be AskJeeves :)
Owner of the site says it all
MS claiming any small victory they can, no matter how relevant?
Wow... this made my day! Lolololol BING! use the internet everyday.... year after year.... never used bing... What next? Headline - 12 Xbox ones online within bs23 post code at 10pm, just 4 ps4's Ludicrous article.... so bad its good! Well done, you're now the #1 website online for satire! Dreamcast #1 searched console on dogpile... Omg!!!!!
What's a Bing?
boobles for friends reference :3 OT: I would like to know how many users bing has, that are not related to x-box search engine.
it would be hilarious is ps4 was higher then xbox one in their own search engine btw for people hating on bing, its actually not that bad, i would rate it right behind google, all the other search engines fail in comparison.
Google > bing
People actually use Bing?
Xbox One users use Bing. That's why this article even exists. It is part of the Xbox One. So, they use it.
#1 searched was Google. Yeah bing users.... not so bright! Edit: I'm joking.... but still... lol. But for a proper giggle, YouTube search Brian badonde bing..... its hilarious. Why not bing search it, will be the 3rd most searched term I bet
You mean the search engine that is built into the Xbox One's OS gets more "Xbox One" searches than "PlayStation 4"? WHAT?!?!?!?
Bing? you mean Microsofts Bing? hahahahahah Microsfts are the biggest lames in the world, ill give it to them they sure try to spin, lie and push themselves forward. Like really man? next time bring me the searches from Google search engine or something not from the competitors owned search engine, this is hilarious.
Maybe people are still wondering whats a Xbox One. Everyone knows whats a Ps4
It was probably people looking for a solution to why the voice activation is not working correctly.
lmao Bing.... Wow, what an accomplishment.
They want you to just assume news is good news. Things like Spencer taking over, Kinect being dropped, Xbox One sales lagging in the US all make people search for Xbox One as a search term. There have been so way reversals of policies and issues, it's actually surprising it's not #1 on Bing. According to some people, the search term "Bill Cosby" would mean people love him right now. LOL
The XO invasion is very close.With the coming of Quantum Break and the upcoming blockbusters after it PS4 will be vanished in NA.May be U4 can save it a bit other than that has no chance at all.
That may have made sense if it weren't for the fact that PS4 has the better lineup of exclusives coming in early 2015. But don't worry, there's nothing wrong with having the second best lineup on the second best console.
It's Christmas soon. It must be Bing Crosby!
Keyword "BING" ...show Google results, then we're talking. ;)
PS4 leads Google with Xbone in 2nd place by 2:1
www.ebizmba.com/articles/searc h-engines Bing is the second most used search engine by a clear distance. Google is obviously first. People commenting here are - 1) seriously dumb if they didnt know bing was owned by ms. 2) seriously dumb if they don't think this is relevant. Bing has a huuuuge market share.
Xbox One Was The Second Most Searched Term On Bing... stopped right there
Anybody who will actually use Bing over Google likely has Microsoft preferences in their tastes. (lol)
shocker, nobody uses bing prolly cept M$tards
Times they are a changing. Xbox certainly finishing the year off stronger in sales and minds too.
I'm going to email a link to this thread to everyone I know. This is the funniest thread I have seen in a very long time. "Xbox One Was The Second Most Searched Term On Bing" HaHaHaHaHa Breaking News "Gaming Bolt Fails At Failing"... News @ 11 http://www.gifbin.com/bin/1...
Is bing even popular