Internet, Networking, & Security Around the Web 127 127 people found this article helpful Bing Advanced Search Tricks You Should Know How to get better results from your Bing searches By Tim Fisher General Manager, VP, Lifewire.com Tim Fisher has 30+ years' professional technology support experience. He writes troubleshooting content and is the General Manager of Lifewire. our editorial process Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Tim Fisher Updated February 27, 2020 Around the Web How to Get a VPN Tweet Share Email Bing is one of the world's most popular search engines, but are you using it to its fullest potential? Like most search engines, there are ways to perform advanced searches on Bing to drastically cut down the results and ultimately display the answers you're looking for. Below are various advanced search tips you might not know you can use on Bing. Bing isn't the only search engine that accepts advanced keywords and other time-saving features. If you prefer Google, for example, there are advanced Google Search commands you can use. Reverse Image Search on Bing A Bing image match search is an easy way to find pictures that look like another image. You do this not by using text like a normal search, but instead by giving Bing the image you want to use as reference. Select the image button on the home page to upload the image to Bing, give it a URL to an online image, or take a photo with your webcam. After running the search using an image, you can find others that look like yours, locate related searches, and more. Bing's Advanced Video Search Options There are several advanced search options when looking for videos on Bing. They're stored in a hidden toolbar that's only visible after selecting Filter. You can use the advanced video search options to quickly refine the results to videos that are less than five minutes long, 5-20 minutes in length, or over 20 minutes long. There's also a date filter for videos on Bing so that you can find only videos posted within the last 24 hours, or videos from the last week, month, or year. Resolution, source, and price filters are also available when looking up videos on Bing. This means you can find just free videos on YouTube, for example, that are at least 1080p in resolution. Up-to-Date News on Bing Similar to Bing's video search options, you can find recent news over any topic with the Bing News advanced search filters. You can sort the news by most recent and even filter out everything that's older than the last hour to ensure that you're getting the most recent news possible. Symbols to Streamline Your Bing Searches These Bing search modifiers are other ways to get better results when searching for things: Bing Advanced Search Options Symbol Example What It Does + +lifewire +help Finds web pages that contain all the terms preceded by the + symbol " " "contact us" Finds the exact words in a phrase () site:lifewire.com -(iPod tablet) Finds or excludes web pages that contain a group of words AND, & house AND sale Finds web pages that contain all the terms or phrases (this is how normal searches work by default, and it's an example of a Boolean search) NOT, - lifewire -buy Excludes web pages that contain a term or phrase OR, | iPod OR iPhone Finds web pages that contain either of the terms or phrases NOT and OR Bing operators have to be capitalized for the search engine to understand them as they're explained in the table above. Advanced Bing Search Operators The following are other search tips you can use to narrow down the results on Bing: Bing Advanced Search Terms Keyword Example What It Does contains: tennis contains:gif Keeps results focused on sites that have links to the file types that you specify ext: example resume ext:docx Returns only web pages with the file extension that you specify filetype: filetype:pdf Returns only web pages created in the file type that you specify inanchor:, inbody:, intitle: intitle:2019 inbody:wimbledon Returns only web pages that contain the specified term in the metadata ip: ip:184.108.40.206 Finds sites that are hosted by a specific IP address language: tennis language:fr Returns only web pages for a certain language (requires the language code) loc:, location: loc:US Returns only web pages from a specific country/region. To focus on two or more, use a logical OR to group them (requires the country or region code) prefer: tennis prefer:history Adds emphasis to a search term or another operator to help focus the results site: site:lifewire.com iPhone Returns web pages that belong to a specific website. Also works for TLDs (such as site:edu) feed: feed:technology Finds RSS or Atom feeds about the search term hasfeed: site:cnn.com hasfeed:world Finds web pages that contain an RSS or Atom feed on a website for the terms you search for url: url:lifewire.com Checks whether the domain or URL is in the Bing index Don't include a space after the colon in any of these advanced queries. More from Lifewire How to Narrow Down Your Search Results Using Advanced Search Options The 6 Best Search Engines Built for Mobile Devices Top 10 Tips and Tricks for Better Web Searches A List of Great Search Engines to Use (Other Than Google) Exploring Other Search Engines: What Is Bing? 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