Tag Archive for Bing

Google Broke My Search History

I use Google to search often and since the advent of tabbed browsing I usually open the first ten results in background tabs. I can’t imagine I’m the only person who searches this way.
Search Results
Often times when working through my problem I realize that I’d like to return to one of the tabs that I dismissed earlier. I would do so by finding it in my history by looking for the page title. Unfortunately Google has broken the page title in your history and now I just see a bunch of redirects.


This should be a list of page titles but is instead a list of redirects.

Fortunately Bing doesn’t exhibit this strange behavior and may soon be my search engine of choice.
Bing gets it right.

Bing gets it right.

Update: My former co-worker pointed out that the Safari plugin Detox will restore things to normal.


Director of Marketing – Microsoft

Dear Microsoft,

I’m writing you to apply to be your new Director of Marketing. I know you may currently have a Director of Marketing but over the last several years you have released far too many products with names that are not SEO friendly. I’ll give you Office, Word, Paint, Access, Outlook and Project because those existed before the need for good SEO. The trend started with the release of C# and .NET (a top level domain mind you) continued with Bing and the most recent Surface. I promise that when I take over marketing operations SEO and non-generic product naming will occur before any product naming decisions are made.

As an example you may search with Bing, Yahoo! and Google for DC Dan and note that I’m the first result for each.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

DC Dan