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5 Quick BingSM Search Engine Tips

out of the blue July 19, 2010

In this post, Bee shares five quick tip on using Bing®…

Bee ThaoThere is no doubt that Google® is the most popular and used search engine in the world. While many people believe that it is difficult to compete against this behemoth, the Bing search engine has been gaining grounds since it was first released in 2009. In one year it has already achieved double digit market share and continues to develop and implement new features.

My best guess, is that you can expect Bing to be around for a long time. Here are five quick tricks/tips that I personally use and which you might find helpful:

1. Look up directions. By specifying ‘maps’ in your search options, Bing Maps will provide you a miniature map of your searched area.
2. Track packages. Track packages by typing the package or tracking number into the search field.
3. Obtain used car history. Look up a used car’s history to protect yourself against costly problems by typing in the vehicle’s VIN number.
4. Check the number of Web pages indexed by Bing. Type ‘’ to see how many pages have been indexed.
5. Generate RSS feeds for search results. Any search result from Bing can be turned into an RSS feed by appending ‘&format=rss’ to the end of the query result address.

If you’ve done or seen other cool tricks or tips on the Bing search engine, please offer a comment.