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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Bing Adds Ability to Sort Search Results By Time Period

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Bing has been trying to make its mark as a top search engine for some time now and hoping people will soon say ‘Bing it,’ instead of ‘Google it’. That is why it comes as no surprise that Bing are adding some features to their search functionality to make searching more convenient for you.

Bing has added a new search filter that will allow you to search by time. You can search for something posted in the past twenty-four hours, past week, or past month. The option is available right beside the number of results that Bing returns. All you have to do is click the “Any time” drop-down menu and choose one of the other three options.

But, here’s the thing – Google has had this capability for quite a while now and Bing doesn’t do it quite as well as Google. You can’t set up a date range on Bing like Google, but it will shorten searches to more recent posts. The goal of the new filter is to let you find a narrower selection of choices that are more relevant to what you are searching for. This is especially true if you are searching for recent or current events.

It appears that Bing is simply playing catch-up with this latest feature. If Bing wants to compete with Google, it really needs to do more than just match what Google already offers.



Courtney Mills Courtney is an online marketing and communications specialist at ineedhits - a leading search engine marketing firm with over 16 years experience. Courtney has been living and breathing online marketing for over 5 years. She specializes in web and communication marketing, while providing news and opinion to online marketing communities.

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