Geeky Ways to Search Bing

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The Bing Developer Center blog recently revealed details regarding the use of the Bing Advanced Query Language. To the uninitiated, this is the geeky way to search the web via Bing, by using command operators. You’re probably already familiar with some of these - the more commonly used commands like AND, OR, NOT and site:, but the online guide offers a more complete listing. You can now discover the meaning behind the odder options like literalmeta: or norelax:, and then tailor your searches with cutting edge precision.

Of course, you don’t need a geek guide to search Bing – in fact, the whole point of Bing is getting you to your answers fast, no matter what query you enter. But for “advanced” geeks, like the folks over on Research Buzz, for example, the query syntax guide is downright exciting. (Heck, they even posted “SQUEEEE!” when sharing the news.)

If there’s nothing you like more than a good collection of query syntax data too, then you can check out the complete guide in either HTML format, PDF or CHM.  


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