MSN Skewed Search Results

by john on May 1, 2003

Microdoc News asks 13 different search engines What is the best search engine?

Not surprisingly, almost all respond with “Google.”

Also not surprisingly, MSN responds with “MSN.”

One hopes that it’s just a problem with their ranking algorithms but more likely it is as Microdoc News surmises – that Microsoft is fiddling with the results for advertising purposes. Makes you wonder where else they do it.

What is the best operating system? according to Google? FreeBSD.

What is the best operating system? according to MSN? Debian Linux.

Alas, no clear conspiracy.

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