Saturday, 29 June 2013

How to effectively search with BING

Many of use Google as our default search engine and we are familiar with Google's searching techniques. But what if you want to search with some other search engine. In that case I think Bing is the best option. But many of us face difficulty to search with Bing as we are not familiar with Bing's searching techniques. So let me share how you can effectively search with Bing.

Following are some tips to effectively search with BING:
  1. Most important thing is you spell your word correctly, it is applicable to all search engines. And don't forget to leave a space between two words.
  2. Use keywords that you want to find in the websites that you are searching for.
  3. Using keywords "OR" and "NOT" will surely help you a lot. Use "OR" where you want results showing any of the keywords. For example if you search for "Jeans OR Pants", so this will display all the results either having Jeans or Pants.
  4. Try to use accurate keywords, because different keywords will return different results. For example, if you search for "steel" it will differ from "metal".
  5. Use double quotation marks for searching exact phrase or keywords. For example: "winner of world cup 2012".
  6. If you have more than one keyword in your search query, then always try to keep the important keywords first. By doing so, you will get better results. For example, searching for "fit blue jeans" will give you different results than "blue jeans fit" or "Jeans blue fit"
  7. And if you are not satisfied with the search results, then try the related searches at the left, this feature is very impressive and it delivers better results.

And you must also note the following points:
  1. Basic search are not case sensitive. That is results for "orange fruit" and "Orange Fruit" will be same.
  2. Words like "a", "the", "and" are not considered unless they are searched in using quotation marks.
  3. And if you want to search for date, then use the name of month as keyword instead of numeric value of month. That is search 1 January 2014 instead of 1-1-2014.
  4. You don't have to use "AND" keyword as all searches are AND searches.
  5. Limit of search keywords is 150 character including spaces.

All of the above mentioned tips may not work in your region or in your country.