In a recent blog post by the Bing team they published a document containing information about Bingâ€™s query language. In it I found a couple of useful query syntaxes that will improve your ability to use Bing for search. Iâ€™ve only listed 6 out of 38 parameters and youâ€™ll soon see why I chose these 6. If you know of any other Bing search tricks, please use the comments form below.
When you use the filetype: syntax while performing a Bing search, the search results will be limited to sites that contain the file type you are searching for.
Example – Windows 7 filetype:pdf
When performing a search enter the word define before the term you wish to find a definition for. You will notice that right below the search box the Results area will list definitions for the term you are looking for.
Example – define gravity
When you use the domain parameter and specify a URL, the search will only be performed on the domain you specified.
Example – domain:www.gilsmethod.com
The imagesize syntax is specific to image search using Bing, you can specify the size of returned images by using the following parameters: Small, Medium, and Large.
Example – paris imagesize:large
Returns webpages written in a specific language. Specify the language code directly after the language: keyword. For valid language codes, see Bing API Version 2 Documentation.
Example – â€œtwitterâ€ language:es
Example â€“ twitter loc:ES