Finding maps, addresses and traffic conditions with Bing Maps

Bing is not only the search engine technology online provided by Microsoft, but is also the empowering platform for a series a products that result quite useful and almost mandatory to have these days. A great example is Bing Maps; the tool based on the Microsoft´s search engine solution that allows to find maps, addresses and traffic conditions, as well as other benefits available through the platform. 

Possibilities with Bing Maps 

Bing Maps is the map and traffic solutions offered by Microsoft that is empowered by its search engine, including information in real team respecting locations and streets, weather, traffic conditions and more, through the use of images and other data that can be useful every time the platform is updated, with the help of the actual users that are able to upload information. 

Also, being a map solution Bing Maps is capable of showing information respecting location in mobile and local devices through network connection and GPS, establishing courses for directions and destinations easy and fast, taking advantage of data that is available second after second and updated thanks to different satellites, servers and of course the users that utilizing the platform also allow to improve its performance. 

With Bing Maps to consult information about any place is also quite easy, by just entering the information about name or number of street, area, address, city and place, taking the user right there to where they want to be and consult information regarding places of interest, restaurants, gas stations, airports, boarders, historical destinations and more, which are shown in the map with the useful legend icons. 

Using Bing Maps is very simple, since by just accessing the platform Bing.com and selecting the “Maps” tabs the search engine will show the atlas in real time, along with current location of the user and ready to find a new one thanks to the search bar placed at the top. 

The process of how Bing delivers search results

The process of how Bing delivers search results

Microsoft launched its own search engine to compete directly with Google and its homonymous searching platform, specifically in the year of 2009 and called it Bing. From that moment on, the company from Redmond established relevance in this segment of online software and general technological solutions, with great improvements and earning more and more market share over the years. But, How Bing delivers search results? 

The way Bing as search engine works 

Bing is the result of the combination and continuous development of MSN Search in first instance and Windows Live Search later on, including every technology and solution to deliver results and index content from web pages online. 

In terms of functioning, Bing works under a changing algorithm that is the responsible to crawl content from web pages online, index them and later show search page results, with the ultimate purpose of offering the most valuable information answering the query or consult introduced by the user. 

In order to determine the order of the search page results provided, the Bing´s algorithm determine some series of parameters regarding quality, uniqueness and authority of the sites, along with design, technical functions, URL addresses included and more. The details of the algorithm to work are not published and are secret and change all the time, in order to avoid black-hat SEO tactics and other search-related optimization frauds. 

It is important to stand out that results shown by Bing are generated automatically and no human help or human-based operation is performed, since the system is completely automatized and carry out by the core algorithm.  

This means that Bing and Microsoft as developer is a respectful platform of civil and expression rights, not changing in any way results respecting pages and queries introduced by users. However, Bing as search engine through Microsoft is capable of removing content from the index when many users ask for it, respecting offensive web sites and posts.

Bing News

Taking advantage of Bing News

Bing is the fully featured search engine provided by Microsoft that allows to find information all over the web, such as documents, images, web pages and text depending on the users´ needs and the performed query. Nevertheless, Bing is more than a search engine; it is an information platform that connect every services provided by Microsoft. One of this services is Bing News. 

What is Bing News? 

Specifically, Bing News is the information and news platform powered by Bing that offers resources and posts about events taking place locally and internationally, which can be published by any number of online news websites, magazines, specialized media and other platform. 

So, Bing gathers all of these platforms and the information and news posted in one place for easy access to the users, taking into account place and country, as well as hour and region to make the shown news valuable from the user’s perspective, since information from other locations might useless if they are not internationally influential. 

Such as the regular search engine, Bing News can search for information and news related to one question, keyword or query introduced by the user, showing always in first instance posts near the user that match with such consultation, in order to make those result worthy of being visited by the consumers online. 

Bing News shows posts and information about any type of event, involving political, sports, business and entertainment nature, as well as other genres like international, national and crime related news, always in real time and with updated information. 

Apart from showing locally important news and information to the user, everything is shown in the language of the region. Also, Bing News allows to save news regarding a specific query or keyword, which can be consulted quickly in the “My Saves” section, being particularly useful when users want to read news about the same topic every day.

Bing Images

Find photos and images in different formats with Bing Images

Bing is the search engine offered online by Microsoft with several features, being also the technology that empowers different search capabilities built-in on web sites. Among the functions of Bing there is the possibility to search for any type of file available on the web, and when it comes to photos and images the platform and function Bing Images is the way to go. 

Bing Images: The visual search offered by Microsoft

Through Bing Images the user is able to find visual files in many formats, such as JPG, PNG, GIF and many more, at just one click away. This is particularly helpful when the resources to find online are visual that must be used in slide presentations, web pages and other platform, as well as casual download of photos for phones, tablets and computers. 

In order to find images on Bing the process is very simple. The user just have to access to the platform and search for images directly, by writing “(the keyword or object to search + image)”. In this way, the search engine will show image results in relation to the keyword entered, not including web page results or documents that do not correspond to image files or format. 

In the same way, Bing also offers the specific tab to search images that filter the results in the easiest way. For example, after entering the Bing platform we click in the “image” tab and in this way the search engine will show related image files of every format available. 

When a search is carried out, there are different options to filter the results and find the better images possible. These options involve size, format, aspect ratio, quality, copyrights and more. Therefore, Bing is capable of narrowing the search to the users´ best convenience every time, offering the best results possible.