Quote: Originally Posted by Adamd
Quote: Originally Posted by brady
duh, microsoft... google > bing -- forever and ever and ever. :P
I agree to this.
Google has engraved itself into everyone's head young and old and I don't think even the best marketing is going to change that.
Sure some people might use Bing because it is different and might even be better but I highly doubt they are going to change the mass market.
On the opposite side, I tend to disagree.
It won't be the marketing by other rivals that is going to sound Google's death knell, it will be Google's own actions that will be thier eventual downfall.
That which is engraved, can also be erased.
Google the entity and its ever expanding interests, all of which contain elements that hold a complete disregard for any real semblance of 'privacy' is starting to wear thin for an ever increasing amount of people (myself included).
While the alternatives may not be as good, people will still gravitate towards them.
Obviously, Google is not going away any time soon, nor is their dominance in this area of the marketplace - to think otherwise would be foolish.
However, given enough time, the trend will start to swing back in favour of others.
(You only have to look at what happened to the 'once upon a time favourite' Yahoo when it started to diversify)