1. skstrials's Avatar
    Today, I had to quickly find out which date the Good Friday falls on to.

    When I did a search "2015 Good Friday" on Bing, this is what I got.

    I did not find the answer right away, so I did a same search on Google, and I was able to find the answer right away.

    As much as I want to endorse Bing as a Microsoft user, Google is a superior search engine when it comes to simply looking up information.

    I have tried using Bing as my main search engine for a month now. And there were a few occasions when I had to redo the search on Google. I will update this thread as I go.

    Bing has a long way to go to catch up Google.

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    03-29-2015 11:26 PM
  2. vEEP pEEP's Avatar
    Being able to search by date would also be a nice feature... Google has, Bing - nope.
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    03-29-2015 11:32 PM
  3. Snah Nelson1's Avatar
    Whenever I look up something like that on Bing it gives me a boxed answer at the top of the page. When I searched "good Friday 2015" it said "Friday April, 3" and beneath that "in 5 days". But I do agree that Bing does lacks some features that google has, such as Google flights.
    03-29-2015 11:45 PM
  4. astondg's Avatar
    Being able to search by date would also be a nice feature... Google has, Bing - nope.
    And Bing used to but they took it away!
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    03-30-2015 12:09 AM
  5. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Bing gives me the right answer.



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    03-30-2015 12:37 AM
  6. skstrials's Avatar
    Tried it again but it still does not work on my Bing.

    It could be that I am in Canada.

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    03-30-2015 12:49 AM
  7. garrymcd's Avatar
    Works fine for me. It probably is because you are in Canada, in which case Microsoft really needs to do better outside of USA.

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    03-30-2015 01:02 AM
  8. EBUK's Avatar
    I tried this on DuckDuckGo, and the results were interesting. Look at the second result (highlighted)...

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    03-30-2015 05:09 AM
  9. vEEP pEEP's Avatar
    And Bing used to but they took it away!
    Any reason as to why they would take it away?
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    03-31-2015 09:55 AM
  10. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Any reason as to why they would take it away?
    I don't know, but that's a good question.

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    03-31-2015 02:15 PM
  11. astondg's Avatar
    Any reason as to why they would take it away?
    In my opinion there was never a valid reason but I remember reading a Bing blog post that said they replaced date selection with some fancy algorithms to always 'provide the most relevant results' when dealing with searches that appeared day/time sensitive. A quick search hasn't found that blog post.

    I may be wrong though and it may still exist, just USA only: http://njnnetwork.com/2013/10/how-to...earch-by-date/

    But I'm fairly sure it was removed.
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    03-31-2015 02:20 PM
  12. vEEP pEEP's Avatar
    Interesting! I think relevancy cab be too subjective. Dates are sure. I remember looking for Lumia 930 articles before I bought one. If I did not search by date I would get the same articles. I always used Google to search by date for the latest reviews, because I determined what was relevant. It's crazy they don't allow it. How do I suggest it?
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    04-04-2015 08:19 PM
  13. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Interesting! I think relevancy cab be too subjective. Dates are sure. I remember looking for Lumia 930 articles before I bought one. If I did not search by date I would get the same articles. I always used Google to search by date for the latest reviews, because I determined what was relevant. It's crazy they don't allow it. How do I suggest it?
    How about here? https://binglistens.uservoice.com/

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    04-04-2015 08:36 PM
  14. win_splash's Avatar
    Bing has this on the desktop, but even there it's kind of limited. On mobile, there is no date filtering, as far as I can tell from my use of Bing on the iPhone and WP.
    04-17-2015 11:57 AM

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