This is a quick post on developments in the search engine space. This advisors4advisors article link talks about Google's infusion of "caffeine" updates to speed up indexing and improve results. This is likely a response to the introduction of Microsoft's Bing search engine.
If you're like me, you don't want to spend much time searching. Browsing the Internet is so 1990s.
I want a "find" engine, one that gets me the information I want as quickly as possible. Here's a tip how can you compare the two search engines to determine which one works best at finding information for you.
Launch the website http://bing-vs-google.com. Enter your search terms and see your results from both Bing and Google side-by-side. If you have dual monitors, you can set your browser window to span the entire workspace and see full-screen search engine results. Searching "financial planning technology," Bing lists my blog FPPad.com on its second page of results, while it's buried much farther down at Google (yes, I quickly updated my Google SearchWiki to promote FPPad.com to the first page).
Despite the listing disparity in a sample size of one, I'm still a die-hard Google user. But Bing vs. Google may change that in due course.