Using Microsoft's machine-learning technologies, the Advanced Search for Bing News template allows brand managers (or news junkies) to scour the web for relevant news articles.

Power BI is already helping tens of thousands of enterprise users draw insights from business data. Now, the cloud-enabled business intelligence and analytics platform can also help marketers keep up with current events.

The software giant this week announced a new template, Advanced Search for Bing News, that employs a host of Microsoft cloud services and machine learning technologies to seek out news items on a given keyword or topic from hundreds of sources. Using the gathered information, the template can generate visualizations that puts things into perspective.


"A brand manager can use the cluster map to quickly identify topics they want to learn more about and further qualify them by things like timeframe, news category or perhaps sentiment bucket—and then easily navigate to the articles themselves for full exploration of the topic," offered Microsoft Power BI program manager Justyna Lucznik, as an example in her blog post.

"This allows brand managers to connect to the right articles quickly and in a visually impactful way," she continued. Users can also organize their results based on locations, people and organizations.

    Under the hood, the search template relies on technologies from Microsoft Research, including innovations in entity extraction, sentiment analysis and unsupervised machine learning algorithms that enable natural language processing, explained Lucznik. Naturally, it also employs a number of the company's cloud services, including Azure ML, Logic Apps, Functions and the Cortana Analytics cognitive services suite.

    The template is the internet news counterpart to the Campaign/Brand Management for Twitter template Microsoft released last September, Lucznik noted. Similar to the Bing News template, it can be used to track sentiment and topic trends. Additionally, it enables organizations to monitor how Twitter's throng of users react to their products and services.

    Meanwhile, users of the Power BI Desktop software will have several new capabilities to explore in the March 2017 update.

    "We have several highly-requested features in this month’s release, including textbox font color, several visual improvements, and previews of three highly requested features: report theming, a new matrix visual with major experience updates, and a numeric range slicer," said Amanda Cofsky, a program manager at Microsoft's Power BI unit, in March 6 announcement.

    Power BI's new report theming capabilities, currently in preview, allow organizations to harmonize their charts, tables and other visuals with their corporate branding. Users can set colors for a number of elements, including the foreground, background and table accents.

    Other enhancements include the ability to add percentages to pie and donut chart data labels and a new cross-highlighting option in charts that allows users to select multiple series, enabling more complex comparisons, said Cofsky.


    The clustering feature is now generally available, offering users a new way of presenting data on scatter charts and tables. Also generally available this month are connectors for Azure Data Lake Store and Azure Analysis Services.

    Source : eweek.com

    Categorized in Search Engine

    The majority of people may prefer Google Search over any other alternative search engine, but when it comes to searching for quality images, Bing Image Search excels. Recently, Bing published a blog, explaining why the Microsoft’s search engine can produce better image search results. Here is the detailed report of why Microsoft feels, Bing Image Search is better than the competition, along with some examples.

    Bing image search

    Bing Image Search excels

    It won’t be a right statement if we say that Google doesn’t give expected results at all. In fact, Google made quite a lot progress in recent years, and Google’s image search results are pretty good too. However, here you will see what new features Bing has to offer when it comes to Bing image search and which make Bing a better image search engine than the competition.


    1. Quality of images has been improved in Bing image search

    Bing says they can produce better quality images than ever before.  Now Bing returns mostly the High-resolution images for any search, as compared to Google.

    Bing image search

    2. Better understanding of the object being searched

    Earlier, search engines used to refer to the text that was used to describe a particular image. This text was being used as the information to search for a relevant image. Or, the web page that contained this image was used as a reference. However, now Bing can isolate the image from the rest of its elements such as text that surrounds it and the web page that hosts that image; and can derive the image’s position and size. This way, images that are not up to the mark are omitted from the search results. In an official blog, Bing shows an example of such images.

    Bing image search

    As you can see in the above example, the images on the right-hand side are filtered out from the search results. For such filtration, certain criteria are used such as whether the object is in the background or the foreground.

    3. Displaying Hero Images in Bing image search

    This is yet another feature that makes it better than Google. Bing can display Hero images. A Hero image is a large banner image that is prominently placed on a web page. Bing uses this Hero image experience while displaying the image results. However, instead of placing the Hero images at the center, these are placed in the top left-hand corner in the Bing image search. This is because majority of the people across the globe scan the images from left to right. This way, users get high-resolution Hero images placed at the beginning.

    Bing image search

    4. Colour-wise search results

    Even Google has the feature of displaying images by filtering them by color. However, Bing has a better understanding of the color, because it detects whether the color is used in the background or used for a particular object.

    Bing image search

    5. More filtering options for people

    Bing certainly has one thing that Google does not have. This is the extra filtration that can be applied while searching for people; especially celebrities.

    Bing image search

    There is a tab called as ‘People’ where users can select the options such as ‘Just Faces’ or ‘Head & Shoulders’. As the names suggest, users can filter the Bing image search results for only faces or the images with head and shoulder of the person.

    6. Various filters

    Bing brings more number of image filter options for the users than Google.  Following are the filters that a user can apply to view the proper set of images:

    1. Size: Small, Medium, Large, Wallpaper
    2. Colors: Color Only, Black & White
    3. Type: Photograph, clipart, Line drawing
    4. Layout: Square, Wide, Tall
    5. People: Just Faces, Head & Shoulders

    Bing image search

    With so many filters and options to choose in Bing image search results, it certainly becomes a better search engine than the competition in terms of image searches.

    Do try out Bing.com Image Search and let us know what you think of it.

    Source : thewindowsclub.com

    Categorized in Search Engine

    Search Engines is a web based computer program that find pdf documents, Images, Videos and HTML pages for specified keyword and returns the high quality results of any webpage containing those keywords. Web engines crawled and indexed the billions of web pages (including Images, Videos, PDF documents much more) and show the results depending upon their importance. World most popular engine is Google end of 2016 62+ billion pages indexed by Google. Top 5 safe free search engines is Google, Bing, Yahoo, Ask.com, AOL.

    1 Google.com    Alexa rank = 1   Similarweb rank = 1

    Google.comGoogle.com was developed by Sergey Brin and Larry Page in September 1998. 67.47% search market control by google inc. Company provide thousand of products and services like email, Google+, Google Search, Google Drive, Chrome, Youtube, Blogger, Android. Pagerank and link building is most popular algorithm provided by Google. The company reported 96% revenue was derived from its advertising programs. Using Google you can search images, videos, news, maps. Over 1.1+ billion WorldWide unique visitors use this website and over 55,976 employees work in this company. In 2005 google develop a desktop and mobile mapping service. It offering street maps, satellite imagery. Company CEO = Sundar Pichai. Company revenue US $68.83 billion in 2015. Net Income US $16.889 billion. Company total equity = $108.34 billion. Total employees = 59,976 (Q3 2016).

    2 Bing.com    Alexa rank = 28   Similarweb rank = 52

    Bing.comBing.com developed by microsoft in June 2009. Bing offering three column display format first column for traditional search results, second column shows structured data and in third column data shows provides from twitter and facebook. Bing offer some additional features such as interface, media, local info, integration with hotmail, integration with facebook, integration with apple, integration with window8. Bing entertainment service allow visitors to View Movies,    Tv shows,   Music  and Games. Bing finance and local services provide complete information about stock market and local business details and reviews. The images and videos search algorithm enable users to quickly search most relevant photographs and videos. Bing e-commerce market features enable users to find hotels, flight tickets and online products. 54.6 million USA unique visitors use this website.

    3 Yahoo.com    Alexa rank = 6   Site URL = http://www.yahoo.com

    Yahoo.comYahoo is a web-portal developed by David Filo and Jerry Yang in 1994. According to comscore 196 million US visitors use yahoo. Yahoo provides Sports information, news, Music, Videos, finance, messenger, mail, maps. Yahoo offer communication services like messenger and mail, yahoo mail service offer 10Gb storage. the company offer some social networking services like flickr, yahoo buzz, yahoo personals. End of 2010 yahoo offers mobile services like mobile blogging and messaging. Yahoo support the e-commerce market and small businesses. Company CEO Marissa Mayer and chairman Maynard webb. with yahoo service you can access more than one services such as mail, finance, world news, image hosting and watch movies cricket online. Company revenue = US $1.69 billion | Total assets = US $16.80 billion | Total employees = 14,453.

    4 Baidu.com    Alexa rank = 4   Site URL = http://www.baidu.com

    Baidu.comBaidu was founded by Robin Li and Eric Xu in january 2000. It indexed over 81 million images, 13 million audio and video files, 751 million webpages. It is 5th popular web crawler in the world and No 1 in the China. Baidu company provide several services such as - baidu cloud is most powerful cloud based service it offer 3 TB free online storage. Baidu post bar is another online community where users can share knowledge and ideas. Baidu image and video search services offer millions of multimedia files. Baidu offer social networking service users can post images, blogs, videos through this service.

    5 Yandex.com    Alexa rank = 1,257   Site URL = http://www.yandex.com

    Yandex.comYandex.com russian based engine developed by Arkady Vlozh and Llya Segalovich. According comscore 56 million users from all over the world use Yandex. Company revenue = $39.4 billion | Operating income = $13.3 billion | Net income = $13.6 billion | Total assets = $34 billion | Total equity = $28.89 billion | Total employees = 5,432.

    6 Ask.com    Alexa rank = 106   Site URL = http://www.ask.com

    Ask.comThe Ask was founded by David Warthen and Garrett Gruener in 1995. Ask is a most popular question answering site, later it add image and video search facility. Ask browser toolbar can appear as extra bar added to the any type of browser window. According quantcast 33 million US users use this site.

    7 AOL.com    Alexa rank = 243   Site URL = http://www.AOL.com

    Search.AOL.comAOL is a mass media corporation founded by Steve Case, Marc Seriff, Jim Kimsey. This company invest in many websites. AOL major acquisitions Techcrunch, Engadget, MapQuest, The Huffington post. AOL search facility powered by google inc. AOl also offer News, Lifestyle, Sports, Finance, Entertainment services. Company revenue = $2.19 billion | Net Income = $1.059 billion | Total assets = $2.799 billion | Total employees = 5,987.

    8 DuckDuckgo   Alexa rank = 609   Site URL = http://www.duckduckgo.com

    DuckDuckgo.comDuckDuckGo was founded by Gabriel Weinberg in september 2008. This website uses data from Wikipedia, Bing, Yahoo, Yendex. It puts privacy first and does't log user information and does not store IP addresses.

    9 Sogou.com    Alexa rank = 58   Site URL = http://www.sogou.com

    Soso.com is a web based chinese web crawler later this company owned by Tencent inc. So soso discontinued services and now redirects to Sogou.com.

    10 Webcrawler  Alexa rank = 2,486   Site URL = http://webcrawler.com

    Webcrawler.comWebcrawler.com was founded by Brian Pinkerton in april 1994. It was first fully indexed secure meta engine, that fetched the good results from Yahoo! inc, Google, Bing search, About.com, Ask.com and some others. Webcrawler offering all type of results like multimedia (including videos, images, local business information and news). Webcrawler show advertising results at the top and bottom of the page, and all organic results showing in middle of the page.

    11 Wow.com    Alexa rank = 2,104   Site URL = http://www.wow.com

    Wow.comWOW.com powered by Google, it provide quick link for most popular websites in the world. According quantcast 5.5 million US unique visitors use wow to find awesome stuff. WOW.com was developed by AOL company. This engine search images based on high quality pixel and its width, height and formats.

    12 Info.com    Alexa rank = 8,574   Site URL = http://www.info.com

    Info.comInfo.com is an image, video, news and html page finder and fetched results from Google, Open Directory, Yahoo and Bing, Ask. Info.com offers a meta engine that allows you to search multiple leading sources at once, returning more comprehensive and relevant results fast. Info provide some plugins for Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome. Using it users can easily access millions of images, videos, employment opportunities. Info.com online comparison shopping service enables users to compare products, prices and buy products.

    13 Infospace    Alexa rank = 14,246   Site URL = http://www.infospace.com

    61 million unique visitors use this website. Infospace was founded by Rich Skrenta in 2007. 5 million US visitors use this site it offer downable browser search toolbar. Infospace use the dynamic inference graph algorithm and slashtag filters.

    1. Excite.com Alexa rank  = 8,347   | Quantcast US rank = NA | Compete US rank = NA
    2. Dogpile.com Alexa rank = 6,371  | Quantcast USA rank = 4,161 | Compete US rank = 2,089
    3. Lycos.com Alexa rank = 15,114   | Quantcast US rank = 14,878 | Compete US rank = 15,185
    4. Contenko.com Alexa rank = 132K| Quantcast US rank = 143K | Compete US rank = 123K



    Comparison of Best Search Engines

    Best Search EnginesCompany namePages indexedAdvertise mentsDaily direct queriesQueries countRunning non free JSSoftware distribution license
    Google.com Google Over 63.2 billion Yes Over 413 million Yes No Proprietary
    Bing.com Microsoft Over 31.02 billion Yes Unknown Yes No Proprietary
    Yahoo Search Yahoo! Over 24.2 billion Yes Unknown Yes No Proprietary
    Baidu Search Baidu Over 771 million Yes Unknown Yes No Proprietary
    Yandex Search Yandex Over 2.2 billion Yes Unknown Yes No Proprietary
    SoSo Tencent Unknown Yes Unknown No No Proprietary
    DuckDuckGo DuckDuckGo NA Optional 7.6 million No No Mixed
    Gigablast NA Over 1.2 billion No Unknown Yes No Free
    Best Search EnginesServer's location(s)Https SupportProxy gateway search links availableIP address trackingBrowser trackingInformation sharingDedicated servers
    Google USA Yes Unknown Yes Yes Yes NA
    Bing USA/China Yes(SSL blocked in China) Unknown Yes Yes Yes NA
    Yahoo search USA Yes Unknown Yes Yes Yes NA
    Baidu China & Japan No Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown NA
    Yandex Russia Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown No NA
    SoSo China No Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown NA
    DuckDuckGo USA Yes Yes No No No NA
    Gigablast USA No No No No No NA

    List of Search Engines

    RankGeneral Search EnginesPopular in...?Alexa rankSimilarweb rankDirect trafficGoogle trafficUS UsersLanguage
    1 Google.com US, India, Brazil, UK 1 1 71.78% 11% 181M Multilingual
    2 Yahoo.com US, UK, France, India, Taiwan 4 4 64.76% 16.96% 161M Multilingual
    3 Baidu.com China 5 10 62.92% 8.1% 1.5M Multilingual
    4 Bing.com US, France 25 13 68.87% 4.77% 70M Multilingual
    5 Sogou.com China, Taiwan, Hong Kong 165 598 48.89% 32.27% 401K Chinese
    6 Duckduckgo US, France, UK, Germany 567 578 93.42% 2.43% 1.8M Multilingual
    7 Youdao.com China 623 1,645 61.12% 13.78% 231K Chinese
    8 Yandex.com Russia, Turkey, Germany, Ukraine 2,174 1,921 61.12% 13.20% 551K Multilingual
    9 Go.com US, Canada, Venezuela, UK 81 115 63.31% 16.89% 52M NA
    10 Search.aol US, UK, Germany, China 152 94 68.32% 7.66% 19M English
    11 Lycos.com US, UK, Canada, Germany 9,856 13,246 54.54% 22.92% 351K NA
    12 Qwant.com France, Germany, Belgium 22,765 10,124 89.78% 7.01% NA NA


    RankMetasearch EnginesPopular in...?Alexa rankSimilarweb rankDirect trafficGoogle trafficUS UsersLanguage
    1 Webcrawler US, India, Canada, Indonesia 998 985 7.87% 91.22% 4.5M English
    2 kayak.com US, Canada, Spain, Israel 567 1,432 34.33% 26.43% 7M Multilingual
    3 Excite.com US, Canada, UK, Germany 7,932 8,583 64.12% 11.34% 512K English
    4 ixquick.com US, Germany, France, Netherlands 9,897 3,123 87.24% 2.52% 289K Multilingual
    5 Info.com US, Canada, India, Malaysia 8,342 11,342 13.24% 87.35% 1M English
    6 Zoo.com Germany, Brazil, Mexico, India 32,564 13,478 96.54% 2.66% 37K NA
    7 Yippy.com US, UK, France, Canada 127,328 212,976 41.22% 1.23% 25K English

    RankJob search EnginesPopular in...?Alexa rankSimilarweb rankDirect trafficGoogle trafficUS Users
    1 Indeed.com US, Canada, Australia, Germany 159 212 36.18% 40.56% 18M
    2 Naukri.com India, Japan, United Arab Emirates 445 1,311 54.87% 23.78% 120K
    3 Glassdoor.com US, India, Canada, UK 513 1,421 34.89% 43.21% 11M
    4 Monster.com US, India, Canada, Philippines 877 1,786 37.68% 43.25% 10M
    5 Careerbuilder US, Uk, India, Canada, Philippines 1,578 1,896 47.81% 20.19% 6M
    6 Jobstreet.com Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore 2,170 2,765 51.86% 6.89% 61K
    7 careers.yahoo NA NA NA NA NA NA
    8 Incruit.com Korea, Venezuela, Thailand 2,432 3,123 19.45% 67.72% NA
    9 Dice.com US, India, Canada, Eritrea 4,231 5,865 48.97% 12.89% 2.2M
    10 Adzuna.co.uk UK, US, Ireland, France 18,475 22,345 38.89% 29.64% 145K
    11 Eluta.ca Canada, India, France 49,787 57,987 29.89% 51.78% NA
    12 Linkup.com US, India, Canada, UK 81,478 84,875 21.98% 50.98% 231K


    RankBitTorrent search EnginesAlexa rankSimilarweb rankDirect trafficGoogle trafficUS Users
    1 Torrentz.eu 185 484 64.89% 21.32% 2M
    2 iSohunt.to 3,432 1,786 25.76% 34.00% 411K
    3 Btdigg.org 9,543 6,212 24.87% 17.11% 65K
    4 Mininova.org 37,234 18,501 51.77% 14.45% 53K
    5 Torrentus.si 92,423 53,674 38.98% 46.81% NA


    RankQuestion & AnswerAlexa rankSimilarweb rankDirect trafficGoogle trafficUS Users
    1 Ask.com 34 25 89.86% 5.12% 20M
    2 Quora.com 151 342 32.87% 57.22% 8M
    3 Answers.com 328 289 14.67% 52.01% 25M
    4 eHow.com 678 1,511 11.31% 85.79% 16M
    5 Wikihow.com 189 432 9.87% 90.71% 8M
    6 Answers.yahoo NA   45.12 9.87 NA


    RankMaps Search enginesAlexa rankSimilarweb rankDirect trafficGoogle trafficUS Users
    1 Bing maps 987 1023 56.23 7.23 NA
    2 Google Maps 234 342 67.34 26.45 NA
    3 Mapquest.com 964 958 47.51% 46.72% 16M
    4 Wikimapia.org 2,432 1,121 24.22% 71.44% 461K
    5 Here.com 2,618 1,751 25.21% 18.63% 1M
    6 Openstreetmap.org 5,897 3,375 43.43% 33.67% 342K


    RankNews Search enginesAlexa rankSimilarweb rankDirect trafficGoogle trafficUS Users
    1 News.Google.com 105 115 53.37 0.95 189M
    2 Bing.com/news 212 342 59.67 9.56 NA
    3 Topix.com 989 1,378 27.12% 36.61% 4.1M
    4 news.Yahoo.com 134 167 49.34 3.23 178M
    5 Newslookup.com 243,956 447,432 12.21 84.13 453K


    RankReal estate/ property Search enginesAlexa rankSimilarweb rankDirect trafficGoogle trafficUS Users
    1 Zillow.com 164 223 44.42% 42.12% 25.5M
    2 Realtor.com 491 826 42.11% 40.43% 10.5M
    3 Rightmove.co.uk 723 1,134 47.18% 35.54% 221K
    4 Redfin.com 992 1,961 55.34% 28.91% 2.8M
    5 Hotpads.com 5,965 4,213 42.64% 43.87% 1.3M


    RankBusiness Search enginesAlexa rankSimilarweb rankDirect trafficGoogle trafficUS Users
    1 Justdial.com 411 2,218 11.11% 84.45% 301K
    2 Thomasnet.com 12,342 28,543 18.89% 71.12% 558
    3 Globalspec.com 18,125 27,301 16.43% 77.99% 441K
    4 Business.com 24,891 43,321 38.90% 34.27% 300K
    5 Nexis.com 68,125 53,673 52.97% 6.45% 60K


    RankMultimedia Search enginesAlexa rankSimilarweb rankDirect trafficGoogle trafficUS Users
    1 Youtube.com 3 3 46.31% 21.33% 161M
    2 Bing videos 3,231 3,389 45.12 6.19 19.6M
    3 Yahoo Video 1,231 2,312 48.32 4.67 NA
    4 Tineye.com 4,111 6,254 71.34% 19.54% 123K
    5 Vevo.com 5,821 5,231 47.87% 31.75% 1.1M
    6 Blinkx.com 38,275 6,775 13.11% 2.47% 325K
    7 Findsounds.com 147,423 69,334 26.33% 50.41% NA


    RankSource code Search enginesAlexa rankSimilarweb rankDirect trafficGoogle trafficUS Users
    1 Code.Google.com   3,452 24.32 37.10 5.4M
    2 Code.Openhub.net          

    Source : socialcliff.com

    Categorized in Search Engine

    While the 50,000 URL limit has not changed, your Sitemaps file size can now be up to 50MB.

    Google and Bing announced jointly that they have increased the file size limit of Sitemaps files from 10MB to 50MB.

    That means the uncompressed version must now be under 50MB, no longer under 10MB.

    Fabrice Canel, principal program manager at Bing, said, “While most sitemaps are under this 10 MB file limit, these days, our systems occasionally encounter sitemaps exceeding this limit. … Most often this is caused when sitemap files list very long URLs or if they have attributes listing long extra URLs (as alternate language URLs, Image URLs, etc), which inflates the size of the sitemap file.”

    The 50,000 URL limit per Sitemaps file has not changed; you can still only have up to 50,000 URLs in a single Sitemap file. But the file size has increased significantly.

    Here is Google’s tweet about that this morning:

    We've updated the Sitemaps protocol with Bing! Sitemaps & indexes can be considerably larger now. More at http://sitemaps.org
    Author : Barry Schwartz
    Categorized in Search Engine

    Want to understand how Bing ranks and shows data on images within Bing Image search?

    Bing shared in detail how Bing Image search provides relevant images for your queries while showing how they now also provide descriptions, captions and actions for images for the new Bing Image search experience.

    One interesting tidbit that Bing shared was that of all the images they indexed, 59% of them have at least one duplicate image across the web. They said many images have hundreds, if not thousands, of duplication across them web. A duplicate image can be someone either taking the original image and hosting it on a different URL on their own server or someone making slight changes to the image and hosting it elsewhere, while not sourcing the original image URL.

    Here is a graph Bing shared showing data on image duplication across the web:


    Author : Barry Schwartz

    Source : searchengineland.com

    Categorized in Search Engine

    A search engine works how you use keywords and phrases but not many people are aware of search operators and how they can be combined to filter specific results from a search engine. Google has been my preferred search engine for years (and it continues to be) but here are some Bing search tricks and commands worth checking out.

    The following search operators of Bing.com are advanced cases which lets you filter results from Bing.com for a specific language, country or location. Apart from that, there are a couple of more search tricks which is available exclusively on Bing and not on any other search engine like Google, Yahoo, Wolfram Alpha, Blekko and so on.

    See Country Specific Search Results On Bing.com

    Want to see search results from a specific country or location?  Bing.com automatically detects your native country and location so you should see an option as “only pages from your country” when you open Bing.com.

    Country specific search on Bing.com

    However, if you are residing on one country and want to preview the country specific results of another country on Bing, you have to manually modify the search result URL of Bing.com and add the corresponding country code of the target country.

    Example: Let’s say you are residing in India but want to preview the search results of the phrase “Indian clothes” when searched from France. In that case, open Bing.com and type in the country specific code of France (Fr) in the URL http://www.bing.com/?cc=fr

    See location specific search results on Bing.com

    After switching to the country level search of Bing.com, perform your search as you normally do. The results will be shown in the target country’s own language and you can preview the search results of that particular keyword or phrase for a location specific search at Bing.com. The only catch here is that you have to remember the country codes but if you have a bad memory, bookmark this country code reference page.

    Note: The earlier location specific search trick using loc:country name after the search keywords has stopped working now.

    Find The Number of External Links Used On Any Website

    If you own a website and want to find the links of all the webpages to whom your website is linking to, Bing has a very unique search operator which will be immensely useful.

    Simply search for LinkFromDomain: domain.com and you would be able to find out all the external web links a particular site is linking to

    Find all external Links used in a website

    Not only this search command lets you find all the outbound links on any domain, but you can also combine this command with the site: operator and filter a specific domain extension e.g .org, as explained in the following example:

    LinkFromDomain: ampercent.com site:.org – Filters all outbound links on this blog pointing to a website that ends with a .org extension

    Find Outbound links on a website with a particular extension

    Find All the Domains Hosted on the Same IP Address

    There are several websites which lets you know the IP address of a website or that of your computer. But with Bing.com’s IP search tool, you can find all the websites that are hosted on the same IP address.

    All you have to do is enter the search command in the following format IP: XX.XX.XX.XX

    Example: Let’s say you want to find all the websites that are hosted on the same IP address of Wikipedia.org. First find the base IP of Wikipedia .org by pinging from Windows command prompt or using Whatsmyip.org and then enter the obtained IP in Bing.com’s search box. See example

    Bing IP Lookup - Find All websites on the same IP address

    Also read: Know the geolocation of an IP address, email address traceroute

    Find Webpages That Link to PDF, Documents, MP3 or Other File Types

    Want to filter webpages in search results that link to a specific file type ? Using Bing.com’s contains: operator, you can quickly sort out all the webpages that either have a download link to a specific file format or has an embedded external link pointing to a PDF document, PowerPoint presentation, MP3 music, FLV video or other common file types.

    Example #1: Let’s say I want to find all webpages which link to a PDF document related to “HP laptop manual”. This search query at Bing.com [HP laptop manual contains:PDF] shows all the webpages that link to a PDF file and suitable for the performed query.

    Example #2: Let’s say I want to find all the Wikipedia pages that link to a Word document. Combining the contains: operator with a site specific operator lets me filter search results only from Wikipedia.org which link to a Word document

    File type search operator or command for Bing

    Filter Search Results By Title Or URL

    The inurl: and intitle: search operator is common in almost every other search engine and Bing is no exception.

    Search For Pages Containing Specific Keywords In Title Only: Using the intitle: operator, you can restrict your search to find out webpages which contain a specific phrase or keyword in it’s Title attribute. An example search for the phrase “yellow pages” would be intitle:yellow pages.

    The intitle operator is useful when you are searching for something very specific and want to filter out noise and useless information from search result pages.

    Search for Pages Containing a Specific word in URL: Similar to the above mentioned intitle: operator, you can find out webpages which has a specific keyword or phrase in it’s URL. An example search for the word “Indian players” would be inurl:Indian players

    Both the above search operators are especially handy for webmasters, you can use these operators to filter out specific pages from your own blogs which contain keywords in both the Title and URL.

    Excluding Keywords From Bing Search

    Say you are searching for something and a completely irrelevant website pops up every time you type your search query. If your search keywords contain a very popular brand name, chances are that you will not get meaningful results at all.

    In such situations, it makes complete sense to exclude a keyword using the NOT operator.

    Using the NOT operator is fairly easy, simply use the following search command:

    [keyword] NOT [ keyword to exclude]

    Example: Say you are searching for “Face” and want to exclude “Facebook” from search results. Use the following search command at Bing.com

    Exclusing keywords in Bing search

    Exclude Websites From Bing Search

    Similar to Bing’s exclude keywords feature, you can also exclude results from a specific website by using the (-) operator. The search syntax is [keyword] – [website address]

    Example: Let’s say you want to search for pages that contain the term Wikipedia but do not want to see results from Wikipedia.org. In that case, simple put the (-) sign after your search keyword and type wikipedia.org to exclude the entire domain from search result pages of Bing.com

    Exclude domains from Bing search

    Check the Weather Conditions of Any City With Bing


    To know the current weather conditions, temperature, humidity or rainfall conditions of a specific city, simply type weather followed by the name of the city.

    Check weather reports of a city or location with Bing search

    View the Map Or Geographical Location Of An Address

    Have the physical address of a shop and you want to see it’s actual geographical location on a map? Go to Bing.com, type the complete address in Bing serch box and hit “Enter”. If the place is popular, chances are that Bing.com will show a map of the location you just searched for

    Bing location listings

    These were some of the basic as well as advanced Bing search opeators and commands, shoot up your favorites in the comments section below.

    Source : http://www.ampercent.com/bing-search-tips-commands/9282/

    Categorized in Search Engine

    Microsoft has added a revamped video search to Bing. The search engine's new video search is better than Google's alternative.

    Google is the leading search engine by some distance. That probably convinced Microsoft that Bing needed some enhancements to close the gap. Consequently, the software giant revamped Bing’s video search last year. With that revamp Bing certainly has better video tools than Google.

    If you need more convincing results, select Videos in Bing and then enter a query. The first thing to note is that the Bing video search uses the whole page. Video thumbnails are spread out across the entire search page and are not just listed in one linear list. Consequently, what it now has is a grid of video thumbnails, not just one linear list.


    Another thing to note is that the video thumbnails are also expanded. They are more than double the size of the thumbnails shown on Google’s search list. So that makes the thumbnails much clearer in Bing.

    Hover the cursor over one of Bing’s video thumbnails. That will play a brief preview of the video if it has one. Google’s video search has no such previews.

    Another great thing about the Bing video search is the filters it has at the top. At the top of the video thumbnails, there are filters for length, date, resolution and source. So if you want to find videos with higher resolution, you can click Resolution and select a higher resolution setting from the drop-down list. Alternatively, if you’re only looking for YouTube videos, click Source and choose that.

    Yes, Google has search filters, but Bing’s filters are better. For example, you can only select a High-Quality video option from the Any Quality filter in Google. In Bing, you can select various resolution settings. Plus, Bing’s video search has more filters than Google.

    Another thing to note is the keywords Bing video search includes at the top. For example, if you enter a song title you can then select a lyric keyword listed at the top that will find a lyric video for it. When you scroll down the search page, a grey search bar appears at the top with alternative keywords on it.

    Bing’s video search also includes two grey bars with thumbnails and keywords in them. One of those bars enables you to refine your search by selecting a more specific keyword from it. Alternatively, you can also select related keywords for other artists from the other grey bar so that you can quickly find other videos.

    Google only lists so many videos on its search pages. At the bottom of Google, there are numbers for you to select the next page with. However, Bing has an infinite scroll so that you can keep on scrolling down through the video found without needing to select new pages.

    So Bing’s video search is somewhat better than Google’s video search options. It might be enough to convince some that Bing is now a better search engine than Google.

    Author : Matthew

    Source : https://www.inferse.com/40102/how-bing-video-search-is-better-than-google-video-search/

    Categorized in Search Engine

    “Silk Road. Circa 2013. Purchased what promised as a ‘mind-blowing’ experience. Received a Dust Buster two days later. Strangely, no complaints on my end.” — gr8head, Reddit user

    I’m sitting at my desk, abandoning a lukewarm cup of tea to engage in an intense online battle with MyUni over a Friday timetable slot. A friend pops up on Facebook Messenger to confirm that she does, in fact, enjoy cooked pineapple. I search for an appropriately shocked GIF when she adds, offhandedly, “have you heard of the dark web?”


    Too embarrassed to admit my ignorance, I minimise the browser and open another. A quick search on Reddit tells me that the dark web – or darknet – is not indexed by standard search engines like Google or Bing: it is a small, encrypted portion of the deep web that requires special software to operate. Wherever I search, the same terms stand out: drug dealing; money laundering; human trafficking; leaked documents. 

    I roll my eyes at my humble MacBook, and dismiss this online underworld as a phenomenon lying well beyond my technical capabilities. I begin closing tabs when one thread catches my attention. I pause. “DARKNET: A STEP BY STEP GUIDE”.

    Curious, I do as the guide says and download Tor, a free browser originally designed by the US military before it became open source. I hesitate before dragging the logo into my applications folder: will it open up my computer to hackers? I double click the app. My MECO2603 essays aren’t worth much anyway.

    A popup appears with a loading bar. The bar snakes its way across my screen and then disappears. Tor opens.

    The green-and-purple homepage looks innocuous. I copy and paste a link from Reddit into the search bar. The page loads and I choke on my tea; I’m faced with a single, disturbing image of a tentacled man brandishing a pentagram. The hitman recruitment site promises “permanent solutions to common problems”.

    I quickly close the window and paste another link. It lists the IP addresses of known child pornography viewers. Another link: fake citizenship certificates. Another: a PDF file of the Anarchist’s Cookbook. Classified business information, weapons, human experiments – it’s all there. It was always right there.

    Harry*, a Medical Science student at the University of Sydney, stumbled across the dark web on a coding forum when he was fourteen.

    “I was browsing through and was just like, oh hey, I can buy an AK-47 for $350.”

    He found himself on The Silk Road, an infamous darknet marketplace the FBI shut down in 2013. It functioned as a criminal eBay, offering everything from guns and drugs to stolen credit cards and Netflix subscriptions. He bought three cannabis seeds for $30.

    “I wasn’t really expecting to get them, but I wanted the thrill of using the dark web and seeing how it works. You’re anonymous, so you don’t have the moral boundaries that you would have while dealing with someone face to face.”

    The seeds took less than three weeks to arrive from the United States – faster than most of my textbook orders from the Book Depository. 

    “They were packaged in a tin foil packet, like how you get tablets. You cracked it open like a Panadol. It was nicely wrapped – it looked professional,” he told me with a smirk.

    A significant number of students are logging onto cryptomarkets to bypass traditional dealers and purchase drugs. We are all just one download, a quick bitcoin transfer and a few clicks away from having AusPost deliver narcotics straight to our doors.

    Matt*, a Medicinal Chemistry student at UTS, was introduced to the dark web by a friend when he was sixteen and searching for a cheap source of acid. He bought a sheet of 20 tabs, and camped out by his parent’s mailbox waiting for the drugs to arrive.

    “Having the drugs delivered to my house wasn’t my finest moment. I actually used my parents’ credit card too, and got caught on the bank statement. I told Dad I bought Halo.”

    The LSD took just over a fortnight to travel from Switzerland to Matt’s home address, sealed in an envelope and sandwiched between two pieces of cardboard. Matt took a tab that same night to see if it was legitimate. It was.

    The thought of purchasing opiates and stimulants with the click of a button is tempting, but while darknet user ratings can act as a market regulator, it is impossible to guarantee purity of character…or drug composition

    Ben* bought 50 tabs of clonazolam off the internet when he was in year 9. He shared them with his mate, who became increasingly aggressive and withdrawn, until he had to be hospitalised

    “[My friend] was basically a soulless husk of a person for a few days. I felt devastated that my own judgement could be completely stripped from me so suddenly. I was expelled 11 days later,” Ben wrote to me.

    There is also the possibility of falling victim to an exit scam, whereby a vendor takes a large catalogue of orders before disappearing with your precious bitcoin. And you can’t exactly go to the courts over a dodgy drug deal.

    Sam*, a geography student, bought MDMA and LSD in bulk – up to $7000 street worth at a time – and sold it to friends at cost price. It was an act of vigilantism against local suppliers and their generally impure products.

    “We tried to minimise the risk by only buying off reputable sellers with lots of positive feedback, but we got ripped off about three times. Each instance was a few hundred dollars.”

    Cyber risks aside, there is one glaringly obvious deterrent: drug possession is illegal. Students can rack up fines or face imprisonment, regardless of who their supplier is or where they conduct their business. One Engineering and Science student grew worried after making a particularly large purchase from The Silk Road.

    “Despite making every effort to be safe, it’s easy to make a mistake and there are bugs everywhere,” they warned me.

    “The thresholds for what is called a ‘marketable’, and worse, a ‘commercial’ quantity are surprisingly low. It certainly made me nervous when there were potentially packages linked to me sitting in a customs building somewhere full of illegal drugs.”

    Before you hand over your bitcoin, put down the Guy Fawkes mask and consider the world you could be delving into. The darknet is ‘dark’ for a reason: one second you’re spinning the web, and the next it’s got you trapped.

    While buying drugs off the darknet is undoubtedly exhilarating, ultimately it’s a slippery slope with no way to recover lost bitcoin and no way to undo whatever you’ve done.

    I sip my tea and close the browser. Some secrets are best left hidden.

    Source : http://honisoit.com/2017/03/spinning-the-dark-web/

    Categorized in Deep Web

    Bing Search for Android can now provide detailed information on searched for locations. Microsoft has also added security flags and warnings to give users more control over which websites are safe to visit.

    While Google is the all-conquering search tool on the Android platform, there are dedicated pockets of Bing Search users. For those customers, Microsoft has today rolled out an update for its Bing Search app on Android. This latest release comes with some new features to improve the user experience.

    Probably the most interesting of the new additions is a new travel results feature. This sees Bing provide specific results based on a search location:


    “Looking to go somewhere new? Bing finds you the best time to go and gives you tips and guides,” the changelog explains.

    One important new change focuses on improving security on Bing Search for Android. This means the service issues “warnings about malicious websites” in the search results. For example, a search results that may be dangerous if clicked are flagged as such.

    This is a welcome addition that other search engines do, including Bing on PC. Microsoft explains that users are also able to “filter and find your favorite Bing homepage images”.

    Bing Search for Android

    Bing Search has been expanded through Microsoft updates over several years. While it was once a pale imitation of Google Search, Bing has improved as a viable alternative. While market share has been hard to come by, the features at Bing’s disposal make it a powerful tool.

    Here are the features available to Android users:

    • Access weather, news, trending images and videos quickly
    • Translate the entire web pages through the “Translate” button
    • Bookmark pages you want to remember, and share what you find with your social networks
    • Keep track of results you find with multiple tabs
    • Go into private mode so that Bing doesn’t save your search and browsing history
    • Enjoy beautiful daily homepage images and set them as your phone wallpaper with one click.
    • Browse the gallery for previous homepage images

    Author : Luke Jones

    Source : https://winbuzzer.com/2017/03/13/microsoft-updates-bing-search-android-travel-specific-information-xcxwbn/

    Categorized in Search Engine

    Being able to make money online is an easy task in itself, however, the difficulty usually lies in finding places where you can make money. Luckily for those who use Bing, the place to make money online is staring right at you – Bing. What was once seen as a mediocre search engine, is now something quite powerful. Constant improvements by Microsoft have continually improved Bing’s results, while still providing a pleasing experience. Now, it’s possible to make money using Bing.

    We already know about Bing Rewards – Microsoft’s program for rewarding users who use Bing – but we’re not here to talk about that. This is something different.

    A company based in the United Kingdom, called Qmee, offers browser extensions which once installed, will show related ads to the left-side of your browser whenever you search for something. Don’t be scared away by the ads, though. They’re actually quite helpful.


    Let’s say you’re a little hungry and want to order some pizza. You’ll type in your search term, for example “dominos pizza” and look at the results. Now, normally you’d click right through to Dominos Pizza (or your choice of pizzeria), however, what Qmee will do is show offers from other pizzeria’s, as shown below.

    Qmee Bing Pizza

    Each ad will either be an offer/voucher code for relevant stores, or it will show a monetary symbol, which when clicked will add that money straight to your Qmee account, instantly. This amount can then be withdrawn to PayPal instantly or donated to a charity.

    While this definitely isn’t a way of becoming rich, it does allow you to make money (and save money!) by just searching on Bing. Ads can be worth anywhere from $0.05 to $1 per click.

    If you’re ready to start making money by searching Bing, you can sign-up to Qmee by clicking here. You’ll need a PayPal account (US or UK only), then install the browser extension and off you go – searching.

    What’s more – if you use Qmee and Bing Rewards together, you’re not only earning cash for seeing those ads, you’re earning extra rewards from Microsoft.


    Source : https://www.onmsft.com/news/how-to-make-money-online-by-searching-with-bing-and-qmee

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