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#37 Mixup Your Search Strategy with Bing

March 17, 2011

The days of Live Search are over. Google has been the search king for sometime now, but Microsoft has a worthy challenger in their Bing “decision engine.” With Bing, you can search for images, maps, and even travel in a unique and refreshing way. So, the next time you can’t quite find what you’re looking for or are in the mood for something new, give Bing a try.

Looking for more? Try these out.

  • Visit http://www.bing.com/images to view the top images. Choose the color link on the left to search based on color. Use the Wallpaper link to find a new desktop background.
  • Visit http://www.bing.com/travel to take advantage of Bing’s predictive Farecast technology to see if your flight costs are expected to go up or down.
  • Visit http://www.bing.com/videos to search for the latest news videos online.

Want to make it your default search engine? Launch Internet Explorer and click the arrow next to the search box to choose Bing or Live Search.

Want Bing as your homepage? Take a look at Tip Number #32 to learn how.

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