Are all general search engines a like? Don’t they all take you to essentially the same websites? Yes all general search engines are similar and yes they often take you to many of the same websites. Yet each of the major search engines has some unique features. Once you become aware of them, you’ll be able to choose the best search engine for your specific search.
Microsoft’s Bing search engine is relatively new to the competition, however each year it continues to gain market share. Some unique features of Bing are:
- Results displayed in categories.
- Search history is accessible in a number of ways. First on the left side of the page. Second, web history displays even when you aren’t on the Web. And third, history can be accessed from you Windows Live account from any computer.
- Endless scroll of images. Instead of viewing images a page at a time, Bing allows you to scroll through all the images.
Google is synonymous with searching, however many ardent Google users are unfamiliar with some of Google’s unique features.
- I’m Feeling Lucky. This feature brings up the most relevant site for your search. Google uses page ranking to accomplish this and is successful 85 percent of the time.
- Google Toolbar. Google was the first of the search engines to build its own toolbar that allows users to access email and favorites at a click of a button.
Yahoo is notably the second most popular search engine on the web. Like Google it has been around for a very long time and yet, many users are not familiar with some of its unique qualities.
- Compose and send emails from the search box.
- Specify the order of keywords for your search. Use brackets to specify the order.
- Find lyrics of any song.
Using each search engines unique qualities will give you quicker more satisfactory results. Keep them in mind the next time your search.