Project “New  Search Engine”
Links

Here are WWW links on statistics, articles etc. concerning Internet searching, together with comments and quotations:

Statistics of visits of Google and Bing - world:
http://gs.statcounter.com/#search_engine-ww-monthly-200904-201005
Relation Google:Bing is about 30:1, the statistics is more or less steady (after initial grow-up of Bing, given by advertising campaign in the height of 100 million USD).
According to the study of City Group (see below) and the views of the analysts, it means, that 20 percent difference in the quality of the search algorithm between Google and Bing causes dramatic difference in the usage of the search engines.

Statistics of visits of Google and Bing - USA:
http://gs.statcounter.com/#search_engine-US-monthly-200904-201005
Relation Google:Bing is about 10:1, the statistics is more or less steady.

Study of City Group concerning the relevance of searching:
http://searchengineland.com/citigroup-study-says-google-more-relevant-than-bing-22102
Google has about 30 percent of non-relevant results of searching, Bing about 50 percent, Yahoo about 70 percent.

Good study concerning Microsoft and searching (in Czech):
http://www.lupa.cz/clanky/hledame-s-bing-com-ctvrty-pokus-microsoftu/
Quote:
"Or the authors can work on the relevance of search results and on the artificial intelligence, which would bring better search results also with less amount of crawled servers".

Article concerning the agreement Microsoft - Yahoo (in Czech):
http://www.lupa.cz/clanky/priciny-a-dusledky-dohody-yahoo-s-microsoftem/
Quote:
"And by the agreement, nevertheless by which rousing word both companies revel, the difficult way only begins".

Article concerning real-time searching (Twitter, persons, news, microblogs):
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/real-time_search_startups_on_googlebingtwitter_new.php
Quote:
"Two years ago, when you explained how this would change search, they looked at you like you were crazy".

Microsoft will in next 5 years invest 5-10 procent of
their income into searching:
http://www.businessinsider.com/henry-blodget-steve-ballmer-has-gone-bonkers-2009-6
Quote:
"Steve Ballmer says he is willing to invest 5%-10% of Microsoft's operating income over the next five years on search".

Agreement Microsoft - Yahoo (in Czech):
http://www.lidovky.cz/spolecne-proti-google-0u7-/ln_noviny.asp?c=A090730_000079_ln_noviny_sko&klic=232698&mes=090730_0
Quote of the chief of Microsoft Mr. Steve Ballmer:
"Microsoft and Yahoo know, that searching can be much more. This agreement gives us the possibilities and means to form the future of searching".

Microsoft lowered the salary of their chief (in Czech):
http://technet.idnes.cz/microsoft-snizil-svemu-sefovi-plat-rocne-ma-uz-jen-1-2-milionu-dolaru-116-/software.asp?c=A091005_120911_software_vse
Quote:
"Partial disapointment was, according to the server Dailytech, also the searching system Live Search".

Three reasons why Steve Ballmer will resign from Microsoft (in 2010):
http://thenextweb.com/2009/10/06/steve-ballmer/
Quote:
"3: there isn't a single product or service that was launched under Ballmer that is successful today".

Comments concerning the decreasing number of users of Bing:
http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/091015-020040
Quote:
"Well, the tides began to turn last month, with Google regaining 0.3% of its loss and Bing gaining another 0.1% in share, which is not the rate of growth they have been experiencing".

Next comments concerning the decreasing number of users of Bing:
http://gs.statcounter.com/press
Quote:
"The wheels haven't fallen off but the underlying trend must be a little worrying for Microsoft".

Next comments concerning the decreasing number of users of Bing:
http://www.marketingpilgrim.com/2009/10/will-bing-losing-sting-have-a-familiar-ring.html
Quote:
"All in all these monthly reports of search engine market share leaders are getting a bit boring. There has been little or no movement that would truly make even a ripple in the Google Ocean".

Next comments concerning the decreasing number of users of Bing:
http://www.betanews.com/article/Google-bites-Bing-back-recovers-all-usage-losses-since-spring/1254424320
Quote:
"...then a similar interpretation of September's numbers from live analytics firm StatCounter should be taken as a sign of Bing's ultimate demise".

Next comments concerning the decreasing number of users of Bing:
http://www.hackinthebox.org/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=33282
Quote:
"...what had been a very slow but consistent climb for the recently rebranded site".

Analysis of the relation Google - Bing:
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/173016/bing_and_google_success_on_their_own_terms.html
Quote:
"While Google is today, for most people, the first word in search, I don't think it's the last word. Even with ongoing changes to improve accuracy and make results easier to manipulate and digest, Google searches still return way too much of what I don't want. If it takes looking through three pages of results to find what I wanted, Google has failed me. I know I am expecting Google to be psychic--essentially to understand what I want even when I have a hard time explaining it--but with all Google knows about me, it doesn't seem like an unreasonable request. Maybe Google will meet this challenge. Maybe it will be Microsoft. The betting favors Google, but you never know what will happen. The Netflix prizewinners are examples of what can be done to match users with improved search results".

Alternative search engine WolframAlfa, searching of the keyword "Morava":
http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=morava
This search engine uses the artificial intelligence. You see yourselves, that the information is quite insufficient, e.g. Google gives about 4.5 million of found WWW pages as the result.

Google - searching "cars":
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=cars&aq=f&oq=&aqi=g10
80 percent of the WWW links on the first found page should not be there.

Google - searching "Morava":
http://www.google.cz/search?hl=cs&source=hp&q=morava&lr=&aq=f&oq=
30 percent of the WWW links on the first found page should not be there.

Microsoft invested 100 million USD into the advertising campaign of Bing:
http://www.goodexperience.com/2009/06/microsoft-has-a-probl.php
Quote:
"Customers online don't respond to a brand marketed to them, they respond to the experience they have".

Microsoft continues in investments into the searching:
http://www.internetnews.com/bus-news/article.php/3826116
Quote:
"Ballmer, speaking at the Executives' Club of Chicago, told the audience that he is willing to spend between 5 percent and 10 percent of Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT) operating income for the next five years to make its search business successful, a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed".

Google, Bing - searching on Facebook and Twitter:
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/174131/realtime_search_google_and_bing_rivalry_intensifies_on_facebook_and_twitter.html
The article shows, that the searching is "cool", that it moves the Internet world forward.

Microsoft: Bing index capabilities need to be strengthened:
http://www.48da.com/2010/01/18/microsoft-bing-index-capabilities-need-to-be-strengthened.html
The article shows, that Microsoft develops Bing furthermore using big amount of finances.
Here is mentioned crawling as well as indexing.
Quote:
"We are expanding our decision-making engine (refer to Bing) provides tools to help consumers get from the Web, the real need, which requires a new concept emerged crawl and index."
"A lot of money has invested in the semantics, structure and real-time index."
"At the same time, improve the ability of collecting and displaying web information. In the search field, although Microsoft has been lagging behind Google, but it has always been persistent, and perhaps in the future Bing really help Microsoft dominate the search engine market."

WOW: Google to Launch a New Version of Google Search:
http://mashable.com/2009/08/10/google-new-version
The article shows, tha also Google continues to develop.
Quote:
"Google specifically states that its goal for the new version of Google Search is to improve its indexing speed, accuracy, size, and comprehensiveness."

Bing loses more money as Microsoft chases Google:
http://www.businessweek.com/idg/2010-04-23/bing-loses-more-money-as-microsoft-chases-google.html
For one quarter, Online Services Division of Microsoft has loss in the height of 713 million USD, most of this loss is due to Bing.
Quote:
"During Microsoft's fiscal third quarter, which ended March 31, the Online Services Division, or OSD, reported a 12 percent increase in revenue, which rose to US$566 million on the back of higher advertising revenue. That wasn't enough to offset a surge in operating expenses during the period. The division's quarterly loss grew by 73 percent to $713 million, compared to a loss of $411 million during the same period last year."

Short Google Story:
http://www.internetsearchsolutions.com/google.html
Google’s algorithm invented Larry Page and Sergey Brin, students at the Stanford University, in 1995, They are also called "Google Guys". Article was published in 1996.
The basis was the PageRank, which was based on the back links. But at that time this principle already existed, realized even on a small search engine Rankdex, the principle was invented by Li Yanhong. Google was originally written in a garage, it was run on a server of Stanford, development was financed probably by the families of the Google Guys.
Technical solution at that time was relatively simple, because as estimated Internet had about million WWW pages (now over one billion). Google Guys did not want to implement the whole Word search engine, instead They wanted to sell their technology to another search engine. They addresses several existing search engines, but they were refused, as nobody believed them (even Yahoo did not). Google Guys got the first bigger investment in 1998, the height of investment was 100 thousand USD, the investor was Andy Bechtolsheim, co-founder of Sun Microsystems.
But, according to me, the biggest credit of the Google Guys does not lay in the PageRank, instead that they showed the way of development, namely that search engines are better than lists (catalogues).
Quote:
"They wanted to sell the technology onto another search engine and valued it at $1.6 billion. However, despite meetings with nearly every search company in Silicon Valley, everyone found the technology interesting but turned them down, even the founders of Yahoo."