When searching for something on the web, most people automatically go to Google. We even use it as a verb when we “Google” something. Nevertheless, a lesser-used yet powerful search engine is Microsoft’s Bing. While Bing may be often overlooked, it actually has a lot to offer surfers of the Web.
Taking Another Look at Bing
When you search on Bing, you will get more information about your search results than you'll get from Google. Bing’s results feature a left-hand navigation panel filled with Quick Tabs that allow users to concentrate their searches. Additionally there is a center row of search results that are grouped into logical categories. This makes it simpler for users to find multimedia files or quick answers.
Bing Goes Beyond Search Results
Another great thing about Bing is that it doesn’t just bring up search results. It also brings up related videos, music, and images. Although this is a feature of Google as well, Bing makes it more user friendly, as the categories are right beneath the search bar. Bing beats Google for travel searches as well. They use something called Farecast Technology in the Bing Travel site; it lets users find the cheapest flights quickly and easily.
Bing Video Search Shines
When you are looking for videos, Bing is ahead of the game. Users can specify their desired length, size, and resolution. One other impressive feature is that merely by hovering over a video, you can watch a preview of it.
These are a few reasons why Bing shouldn't be overlooked. Google may be the current king of search engines, but Bing has a lot to deliver surfers of the Web.