Google versus Bing

Google versus Bing

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With the proliferation of computers, cell phones, notebooks, and tablets, there’s really no way to leave your children out of the electronic age.  One of the most important ways to screen what your children are doing online is to choose the right search engine.  It’s easy to set a default search engine in your browser.  We highly recommend Bing.  Google is full of ads and one click can load your computer with malware that permanently harms your computer and tracks your children’s every move.  We even found a site that had inappropriate ads for children (which you will see covered in black below).  Here’s one example of why Bing is so much better than Google.

Google search “homeschool 101” produced all ads on the first three pages

When we searched “homeschool 101” on Google, here were the results from the first page, all ads and one page with ads that were highly inappropriate for children.

"About" pages are ads in disguise. Every link earns the author money from ads in addition to the 40+ ads on the page
“About” pages are ads in disguise. Every link earns the author money from ads in addition to the 40+ ads on the page
More ads from Sonlight Curriculum which sells unnecessary homeschooling packages to new homeschooling parents
More ads from Sonlight Curriculum which sells unnecessary homeschooling packages to new homeschooling parents
A FaceBook "free homeschooling" supply page full of ads and offers to buy things; she makes a lot of money from this site
A FaceBook “free homeschooling” supply page full of ads and offers to buy things; she makes a lot of money from this site
An outdated homeschooling article with more than 50 ads and links to ads
An outdated homeschooling article with more than 50 ads and links to ads
This site sells stuff and has more than 40 ads and links to ads with some very inappropriate for kids
This site sells stuff and has more than 40 ads and links to ads with some very inappropriate for kids
This is what's called a spam directory. It collects personal information and sells it to companies marketing to homeschoolers.
This is what’s called a spam directory. It collects personal information and sells it to companies marketing to homeschoolers.

These were the search results on the first page of Google for “homeschool 101”.  None of these were paid ads.  In other words, none of these were paid advertisements on Google.  These are actual search results.  Google does not produce quality search results.  They produce ads because those sites are running Google ads.  (Check for yourself.)

Bing isn’t perfect either, but not everything is ads

Our site is No. 1 on Bing because we were the first site to be named Homeschool 101 and we're the only site with links to all 50 states' homeschooling requirements. We have NO ADS.
Our site is No. 1 on Bing because we were the first site to be named Homeschool 101 and we’re the only site with links to all 50 states’ homeschooling requirements. We have NO ADS.
Although this site used to be a great resource, it is now riddled with ads. Most of the links still work.
Although this site used to be a great resource, it is now riddled with ads. Most of the links still work.
A link spam site disguised as a blog (the same Genesis developer did more than 40 homeschool 101 blogs just like it)
A link spam site disguised as a blog (the same Genesis developer did more than 40 homeschool 101 blogs just like it)
Another sales link site disguised as a blog by the same Genesis developer
Another sales link site disguised as a blog by the same Genesis developer
And yet another sales link site disguised as a blog by the same Genesis developer
And yet another sales link site disguised as a blog by the same Genesis developer
If you see a "cart", it's a sales site and you're expected to buy.
If you see a “cart”, it’s a sales site and you’re expected to buy.
Parents magazine is also selling stuff, all of it unrelated to homeschooling
Parents magazine is also selling stuff, all of it unrelated to homeschooling
Another link farm site disguised as a blog from the same Genesis developer (see the numerous ads on the right?)
Another link farm site disguised as a blog from the same Genesis developer (see the numerous ads on the right?)

Duckduckgo, they win the award for best homeschooling search engine (search “homeschool 101”)

Our site is No. 1 on Bing because we were the first site to be named Homeschool 101 and we're the only site with links to all 50 states' homeschooling requirements. We have NO ADS.
Our site is No. 1 on Duckduckgo because we were the first site to be named Homeschool 101 and we’re the only site with links to all 50 states’ homeschooling requirements. We have NO ADS.
Duckduckgo consistently has actual websites with free homeschooling ideas and information
Duckduckgo consistently has actual websites with free homeschooling ideas and information
Australian information on homeschooling, an informative place to learn every they do down under
Australian information on homeschooling, an informative place to learn every they do down under
One of our most popular posts also appears on the first page of Duckduckgo because it explains homeschooling higher math
One of our most popular posts also appears on the first page of Duckduckgo because it explains homeschooling higher math
Another unique site for homeschooliing because everyone isn't vanilla
Another unique site for homeschooliing because everyone isn’t vanilla

It’s getting harder and harder to sift through the garbage on the internet to find anything of quality.  Let your kids start with Duckduckgo.com and if they can’t find what they need, try Bing with safesearch.  Google should be your absolute last resort.

 

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