When searching for something on the Internet, the majority of people automatically go to Google. We even use it as a verb when we “Google” something. Nevertheless, a lesser-used yet robust 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 regarding your search results than you’ll get from Google. Bing’s results include a left-hand navigation panel filled with Quick Tabs that enable users to concentrate their searches. Additionally there is a center row of search results which are grouped into logical categories. This makes it easier for users to find multimedia files or quick answers.
Bing Goes Beyond Search Results
Another great advantage of Bing is that it doesn’t just bring up search results. It also brings up relevant videos, music, and images. While this is a feature of Google as well, Bing makes it more user friendly, as the categories are right below 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 most affordable flights quickly and easily.
Bing Video Search Shines
Bing shines, too, when it comes to searching for videos. Before searching, users can tell Bing how long they would like their videos to be, what screen size they’d like them to be, and what resolution they’d prefer. Users can start their videos by simply hovering their cursors over a screen capture.
These are just some of the reasons why computer users should not be so quick to discount Bing. Yes, Google continues to be the go-to player when it comes to search engines. But that doesn’t mean that it’s the only choice today.