Google Halloween versus Bing Halloween. Who wins?(Read article summary)
Google Halloween or Bing Halloween? The future of civilization may rest on it.
No, it's probably not
Google and Bing are in a battle for Halloween supremacy today as both search engines tweaked their respective home pages to commemorate the holiday.
Bing offers a new image every day. So, the Halloween photo today? Expected.
In terms of search volume, of course, there's no competition. Google clobbers all comers -- although Bing is trying mightily to take a bite of that pie.
But in terms of commemorating a holiday, it's a more even playing field. It's a creativity contest.
Google goes for the more traditional approach by replacing their logo with pieces of Halloween candy. Pieces, you say? Do you only see one offering of candy? Well, click the logo again. And again. They present four different home page displays.
Bing, on the other hand, has a more menacing character on its home page. No, not Dick Cheney, but a vampire bat with plenty of "hot spots" where you can find more spooky information about Halloween stuff.
And the winner is...
What do web users prefer?
You could say it's a battle of good versus evil. Happy little Halloween candies against a flying, blood-sucking beast.
If you listen in to Twitter -- who has sadly decided
"Today at least, Bing's homepage image is cooler than Google's," tweets chivalrybean.
Sure Google has the overwhelming majority of search traffic, but Bing appears to be the big winner the very important Halloween home page image contest thingy.
Maybe Bing is the Google-killer after all...