Google says Bing is copying its search results

At SearchEngineLand, Danny Sullivan reports that Google has caught Bing copying Google’s search results:

Google has run a sting operation that it says proves Bing has been watching what people search for on Google, the sites they select from Google’s results, then uses that information to improve Bing’s own search listings. Bing doesn’t deny this.

As a result of the apparent monitoring, Bing’s relevancy is potentially improving (or getting worse) on the back of Google’s own work. Google likens it to the digital equivalent of Bing leaning over during an exam and copying off of Google’s test.

At ZDNet, Mary Jo Foley cites a denial by Bing that they are copying Google.

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