01 June 2009

Bing floats to World Wide Web

Microsoft's new search engine Bing is live although its being called as incident as microsoft never wanted to release it at night. Bong is not being seen as a threat to Google which however enjoys top position. Bing was in news for some time since its introduction.

Here are Few Interesting features from Microsoft BING

  • Users from USA can see on-page previews of the contents of each site. This feature is not present for users from unsupported countries do not get these previews.
  • The previews can contain up to five links to other content of the site which is an interesting feature as search engines usually limit the exposure to one or two links to a site on each page
  • Bing's one back draw seems that it is not optimized for English speaking users from US and UK. however
  • Bing will also add related content like images where appropriate to the results.
  • Bing has few alikes like Google Search. There are sponsored advertisements on top of the search results pages and on the left.

If you use Google Chrome as your browser you can make Bing your default search. Here's how:

  1. Click the Wrench Icon in Google Chrome and click Options.
  2. Click "Manage" under Default Search.
  3. Click "Add" and make the form look like this:


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