Feb 26 2023 11:00 AM
Feb 26 2023 11:00 AM
I have a question about the search operators in Bing. I'm trying to find information on a local site, but every single search yields only travel and booking and hotel options for the first many choices, none of which have anything to do with my search other than trying to sell me a vacation near that place. (see image below)
As you can see, terms exclusively omitted from the search in this case turn up in the first two possibilities.
Am I doing something wrong in constructing these queries? To add, a space after the exclusion doesn't seem to make any difference.
I see this isn't the most robust of communities, but I'm hoping it's unusual (and simple) enough that someone may have an answer.
Feb 26 2023 03:46 PM
Feb 26 2023 04:01 PM
Feb 26 2023 09:27 PM - edited Feb 26 2023 09:29 PM
Thanks for the try. I actually am on the "new Bing" testing program as well, and got a similar result.
I am usually pretty good about structuring queries, but now I'm really more in a theoretical place about it to tell the truth. For the info I want I'll just go to the library and use a book. It's generally free of advertisement and deceit from conscious manipulation of search terms. LOL
My primary question and theory is why is something explicitly excluded the very first result that turns up in a search?
I don't think those are even paid links, they are just what should be an organic result, which is completely antithetical to the thing I have asked it to look for. Lol
Thank you so much for weighing in, and for seeing if you had similar results. I was not above thinking that maybe it was just something I had done.
FWIW what I am honestly looking for is information on the history of the building, a couple of the legends surrounding the Cristo Negro there, and honestly, any information on that building that is not about where to stay, rentals, hotels, tour companies or the tourism industry. LOL.
Feb 27 2023 05:29 AM
Jun 03 2023 07:36 PM
The only thing that works for me is to run the query on G—gle, especially when I want to get rid of the Pinterest results that are promoted to the top in image searches.