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Bing Search Engine Shortcuts


Bing Search Engine Shortcuts

Bing is a search engine that is rapidly gaining fans with its ease of use and accurate search results. Make your Bing searches better with these simple Bing search engine shortcuts and advanced keywords.

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+: Finds webpages that contain all the terms preceded by the + symbol.

" ": Finds the exact words in a phrase.

(): Finds or excludes webpages that contain a group of words.

AND or &: Finds webpages that contain all the terms or phrases.

NOT or -: Excludes webpages that contain a term or phrase.

OR or |: Finds webpages that contain either of the terms or phrases.

Advanced Search Keywords

Contains: Keeps results focused on sites that have links to the file types that you specify. Example: tennis contains:gif

Filetype: Returns only webpages created in the file type that you specify. Example: filetype:pdf

inanchor: or inbody: or intitle: return webpages that contain the specified term in the metadata, such as the anchor, body, or title of the site, respectively. Example: inanchor:tennis inbody:wimbledon

ip: Finds sites that are hosted by a specific IP address (A specific address for a computer on the Internet.) . The IP address must be a dotted quad address. Type the ip: keyword, followed by the IP address of the website. Example: IP:

language: Returns webpages for a specific language. Specify the language code directly after the language: keyword. Example: "tennis" language:fr

loc: or location: Returns webpages from a specific country or region. Specify the country or region code directly after the loc: keyword. To focus on two or more languages, use a logical OR to group the languages. Example: tennis (loc:US OR loc:GB)

Prefer: Adds emphasis to a search term or another operator to help focus the search results. Example: tennis prefer:history

site: Returns webpages that belong to the specified site. To focus on two or more domains, use a logical OR to group the domains. Example: site:about.com/tennis/US Open

Feed: Finds RSS (Really Simple Syndication is a publishing format that websites use to easily distribute, or syndicate, content to a wide audience. You can add RSS feeds to an RSS reader to make finding news easier. Some RSS readers are web-based, while other readers are separate downloads that run on your computer.) or Atom feeds on a website for the terms you search for. Example: feed:technology.

Hasfeed: Finds webpages that contain an RSS or Atom feed on a website for the terms you search for. Example: site:www.about.com hasfeed:tennis

url: Checks whether the listed domain or web address is in the Bing index. Example: url:about.com

Site/domain: Limits your search to a specific root domain, such as .edu, .gov, .org. Example:site/.edu

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