When Microsoft set out to make a better search engine, not only did they improve the overall search experience, but they also made it easier for you to accomplish tasks without having to scan search results to find what you are looking for.
Take restaurant searches, most of the time when you are searching for a local restaurant by name you are trying to determine its location and phone number so that you can make reservations. Most search engines, Bing included will provide you with this information, however where Bing stands apart from its competitors is in providing you with tools to make the reservation without having to pick up the phone. In a partnership with OpenTable, a popular online restaurant reservations website, Bing allows you to place the reservation using OpenTable by clicking on a link in the search results page. All you have to do is select the party size and time, OpenTable takes care of the rest.
To learn how to use this really cool and time-saving feature, check out the guide below.
1. Go to Bing.com and enter the name of the restaurant and city.
2. The search results page will list the restaurants along with a map, if there is only one restaurant in the vicinity (not a restaurant chain), click the Reservations link (if available) next to the Directions link. If there’s more than one location, read the section below.
Local Page for Selected Restaurant
A. If there is more on than one listing, click on it to bring the Local page. Select the appropriate restaurant, select the Date, Time, Party Size and click Find a table.
3. Select the Date, Time, and Party Size and click Find a Table when you are ready.
You will be taken to a page where you can confirm the reservation and enter your information. Once you are done you will have created a reservation using Bing.
Now that you know about this awesome feature, do you plan on using it?