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A few days ago I wrote about the upcoming arrival of Microsoft new search engine, Bing. Now that it is fully available to regular users, here are some interesting facts to get the most out of it! Read more and find out the best tricks and tips  to use Bing at its best.

Here is the first tricks and tips for Bing which are surfacing from the Internet:

  • If live outside the United States there are  chances that you are using a kind of limited version of Bing. In fact  what you are using it is not the “real Bing” but a localised edition. Visit the worldwide Bing page and, set English – US as your default region and use Bing full version.
  • If you check company stocks a lot and, at the same time, you use Internet Explorer 8 as your default browser, you have to know that Bing automatically create Web Slices of the company you are checking. Just add the Web Slice to  IE 8 and track whatever happen to the company directly from the favorites bar, without visiting any website.
  • If you live outside the U.S you have to know that you can not watch some video avilable on Hulu. As a matter of fact, Hulu checks your IP. If it doesn’t belong to  the United States, Hulu will limit the access to certain videos, forbidding you to watch other ones. Bing lets you watch small bites and previews of the such “forbidden” videos. Just search for a certain video on Bing Videos and watch whatever you want.
  • Bing lets you save your search history  to a local folder inside Bing itself or to your Windows Skydrive account. You can also send your search queries to a friend via email or publish them on your Facebook wall via Bing.
  • After a search, just hover the pointer on the right side of each result. After a couple of seconds a new window will appear containing some useful information and links of the website you want to visit.
  • If you want to restrict your searches to videos, images, maps etc, just click  More link located at the top left-side of your screen. A new window will be loaded containing specific links which will help you refine your search.
  • Bing search field is embedded inside a picture. Hover your pointer on the it. Mysterious buttons will appear! They contain links letting you know more about the picture itself.



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7 Comments to “Bing is out! Some tricks and tips to get the most out of it”

  1. Web Talk Says:

    I got my blog too. Issue is that I am not in first position like on Google and Yahoo! . Just type “web talk” on Google, Yahoo! and Bing and find out for yourself!

  2. William Pastuszka Says:

    I have just used Bing search to find Web Talk & found it straight away, so far a good search engine.

  3. Web Talk Says:

    I like it too. Anyway there aren’t a lot of improvements to tell you the truth (see the colors of its results…they are the same as Google ones!!!) . The old way to show search results is the same available on all major searches. The only thing which is really different is the main page and its option page. It looks like more an attempt to fight Google back than something new.

  4. Mathman47 Says:

    Try it. It appears to be very fast, but I haven’t made any time or content comparisons yet. Not as cluttered. Links display very fast too. Maybe MS has something here? MS has links in the upper right in http:\\my.msn.com. Watch a demo. Get involved, you may be saving the world, according to MS. I’ve added it as one of my search engines.

  5. William Pastuszka Says:

    True but Windows live search sometimes struggles to find the exact words that i type in to find certain sites.
    So needs improving,lets hope Bing will have those improvements.

    Regards,

    William

  6. Web Talk Says:

    It takes very little for a search engine to be better than Windows Live Search…

  7. William Pastuszka Says:

    Lets hope this new search engine is better than the Windows live search.


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