Bing is a web search engine owned and operated by Microsoft.

Cost: Free.
Availability: Online

Overall rankings in the surveys: 

2021: – 2020: 173 2019: 172 2018: 189 2017: 176 2016: 154 2015: – 2014: –
2013: – 2012: – 2011: – 2010: – 2009: – 2008: – 2007: –

Comments on Bing 

“Seriously, this is the be all and end all. I’m in this search engine every single day. However, I’ve been using BING too.  (Yes, you read that right).  Why? Because Bing is Microsoft’s internet search browser. That means, it LINKS all my work documents to my search.  For example, if I log into Bing with my Microsoft work credentials, and I do a search on “Onboarding”, not only will it provide PUBLIC references and links but also my INTERNAL documents, references, resources in our company that is open to be seen.  That is, it searches inside the company documents and enterprise social networks like Yammer and Teams for files, conversations, documents that has that word in it. So now, internet searching for me means I can also find documents inside my own company instead of using public references.  It gives me line of sight over what work has already been done inside the company before accessing public links.” Helen Blunden, Australia, 2019

Quick Guide to Bing

Here you will find some basic guidance and links to resources on how to use Bing for teaching, training, learning and development.

Bing is a powerful search engine from Microsoft that is often used in preference to Google – particularly in a Microsoft-working environment. While Bing is still mostly known for its search engine website, you can also use it via the Microsoft Edge browser, as well as through the Bing mobile app.

So what’s the difference between Google and Bing? In What Is Bing and how to use it, Anita George explains

“Right off the bat, the difference between Bing and Google is immediately apparent, just based on their respective interfaces. Google’s main search page is famously simple and minimal by design, while Bing is the opposite, often filled with gorgeous photography and links to the latest news stories. Bing still has a simple, easy to find search bar, but it’s not in the middle of the webpage like Google’s search bar; in fact, it seems purposefully off center.”

Anita also explains the differences in search results quality (not a lot of difference) and advanced search options (easier to find in Google)

Here is some general guidance on using Bing

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