How I became a, “Bing” Man
With spring around the corner, I am starting to plan my annual trip to Europe. While it’s always a great time, it can be difficult to set up flights, hotels, trains, etc… in a new country that I’m not well versed in. In the past, I have heavily relied on Google to lead me to a good vacation. As I started my process this year, a buddy of mine recommended that I use Bing to help book my travel. At first I was hesitant, but I thought I would give it a shot and wow, am I glad I did. While all search engines do the same basic functions (find you websites you’re looking for), Bing makes the experience so much better. First, I don’t get all the random websites that I have “juiced up” their SEO results and are not relevant (while I appreciate the blog about a college student’s trip in Spain, it doesn’t really help me find the best price for a plane ticket). Bing filters out the “crud” and just gets me what I’m looking for within the first few search results. What’s even better is that when looking for flights and trains, the first search result was box that would allow me to input my travel plans (similar to what you see on travel sites) and then it would go and search against all the sites (Kayak, Expedia, Orbitz, EasyJet, etc….) to find me the best price in one pane. As I used Bing more for my online searches, I’ve come to notice the same level of quality across the board. So from a former Google searcher, I would like to say that now I’m a Bing Man.
-Arash Zadeh, PEI