Reviews Bing Search Engines
Bing Search Engines – Have you ever tried asking your search engine something to no avail? With many of us facing this problem, Bing has been updated with four new features that give users more thorough answers and enable it to respond to broader search terms.
Bing is search engine is owned and operated by Microsoft and is the latest iteration of past engines such as MSN Search, Windows Live Search and Live Search.
Unveiled by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in 2009, the search engine is currently the second largest search engine in the US, sitting behind Google’s substantial share of the market.
Bing search engines has a broad range of features, from advanced filters which allow users to refine search results, to image and video search. Its instant answers feature spans sports, finance, dictionary, calculations, flight tracking. Translate and conversion of units, among others.
Bing search engines is often the forgotten search engine in the digital marketing landscape.
According to PCMac Reviews there are 20 Reason you should choose bing, Wow Amazing Rights? What is they said “Google makes a great product, no argument there at all. But in my opinion, the results on Microsoft’s Bing are just as good. In fact, whenever I’ve not been able to find something in Bing, it’s not on Google either.” Depends on it let see what the deal about 20 reason why you should choose bing.
The Pretty Picture
Maybe some people like seeing a corporate logo all day. Not me. On Bing, you get an often inspiring, beautiful, and educational image every day. If you missed one, click through the last week’s images via the arrows on the bottom right of the page; heart, share, or download your favorites.
If you’re lucky, you’ll see a mini-video in place of a still photograph, which occasionally pop up for things like moving water, landscapes, or skyscapes. Sometimes there’s also an option to hear sound associated with the home page image.
The Bing home page is more than just a pretty picture; it offers news, weather, and stock quotes at a glance, as well as links to the online versions of Microsoft’s Office apps. If you don’t like any of the extras—even the picture—you can turn them off in Settings.
More Useful Result Pages
During your week of switching to Bing, whenever you don’t find results you want, try the same search in Google. In my experience, if I don’t find it in Bing, I don’t find it in Google, either. In some situations, you’ll get more useful results, as opposed to a list of links, and Bing developers continue to work on delivering them.
For some people, this is the paramount reason to use Bing. Like a good credit card, Bing shares some of the profits with you in the form of Microsoft Points, which you earn by searching, taking online news quizzes, or even by using the Edge browser.
You can redeem points for goodies ranging from Amazon, Starbucks, or Xbox gift cards, sweepstakes for Surface and Xbox products, or donations to organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club of America, Team Rubicon Disaster Response, or the Nature Conservancy. Here’s how to get started.
For a long time, Google News had a strong upper hand when it came to the latest trending stories, but Bing has upped its game in this department of late. The topic navigation is clean, clear, and timely. A trending topics view shows a main image and blurb with links to multiple sources. You can create custom feeds of topics of interest.
Search for Winter Olympics 2018, and Bing gives you a well-designed landing page with clear medal counts, while Google shows a few top stories. The same is true for elections, entertainment awards like the Oscars, and many a sporting event, such as the Super Bowl and March Madness. Which takes us to the next item.
This is a neat feature that works for sports, entertainment awards, and politics. The search engine applies machine-learning and AI to social and other data to come up with a percent chance of winning, whether it’s the Super Bowl, the Oscars, or the presidential election.
My PCMag colleague Jeff Wilson reviews music services, and loves a good lyrics option. If he’d simply switch his search engine to Bing, he’d have the lyrics to every tune at his fingertips.
Superior Video Search
True, most of the results come from YouTube, since Google pretty much has a monopoly on online video, too. But the video search result interface in Bing is far more useful than Google’s 10 links with thumbnails. Clicking on the Videos link at the top of the main page brings up an exploration of trending content, as well as a personalized feed and any videos you’ve saved.
Powerful Image Search
As with Videos, Bing’s Images page offers discovery of trending photos, and lets you create feed topics like Nature, Travel, Fashion, or any search term you enter. As with Google Image search, you can filter by predominant color, license, and size, but Bing adds the ability to filter by layout (portrait or landscape), and whether the image includes a person. That last option can even be filtered to show just faces or head and shoulders.
Reverse image search is also an option from the camera icon in the main search bar. You can enter an image URL or upload an image file to see similar ones online. You can even search within an image from the result page. And the image search has “celebrity recognition,” so a box appears around the face of someone famous indicating their name.
For local shops and restaurants, you’ll see a map, opening hours, and phone number along with ratings from Yelp and TripAdvisor.
Internet Speed Test
At the risk of trampling on our sister property Ookla’s excellent Speedtest.net, I would point out that searching “internet speed” in Bing produces a convenient on-page tester. Happily, the first link below the speedometer is for Ookla. (Note: Google added a copycat tool several months after the feature appeared in Bing.)
Get Your Math On
One coworker turns to Bing when he wants to convert time values, as Google doesn’t display the answer in minutes and seconds. Bing can also convert currencies, deliver stock quotes, and even do trigonometric functions. The currency converter includes cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Also, type in a holiday name to see its exact date as a large answer up top.
When planning a trip, I often want to know what the average temperatures and rainfall are during the month I plan to travel. This information is harder to get on standard weather sites than in should be. But Bing makes easy work of it, showing bar graphs for each month. When you do the same search in Google, you get a paragraph of text. Not quite as useful.
Review Pros and Cons
Not that we wouldn’t want you to click through and read the whole review, but sometimes you don’t have time and just need the pros, cons, and bottom line.
Translation in Over 60 Languages
Just like Google, Bing can also read your translation, copy it to the clipboard, or even translate entire websites. Microsoft Translator can also generate a link you can send someone to start a multilingual (spoken) conversation.
Like Google, Microsoft offers online productivity apps, including versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint that bear a remarkable resemblance to their desktop versions. Joining them are the OneNote note taking app and Sway, a simple web presentation creator, which are all just a click away from the Bing home page.
Maps With Bird’s Eye View
Yes, Bing search engines has maps, too, and you may be surprised how full featured they are, with directions, street view, traffic, and local business search complete with Yelp ratings and photos. But where they beat Google Maps is with the Bird’s Eye view. Satellite and street view (which Bing also offers) are great, but sometime getting that overhead angle view is more useful, especially when you’re scouting vacation destinations. You get to the view by right-clicking on the map and choosing View Bird’s Eye. It works for over 450 areas. Bing Maps also makes use of data from Here Maps, another great map app.