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I'd like to use bing, but until search-by-date is available , I'm just getting links that I've already visited. We need the ability to search "last 24 hours", "last week", "last month", etc. or even better a date picker.

Please don't suggest that I include criteria like '2009' and 'December'. We would not model a database with varchar fields for dates, and we shouldn't expect users to settle for  this in searches.

I will continue to check on bing every couple months. When this is implemented I'll have a new home page.

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  • Hello everyone,

     

    I am pleased to inform you that the NARROW BY DATE feature on Bing is now available. We appreciate your feedbacks as these types of concerns help us providing you with the better service.

     

    Thanks,

     

    Chris C.

    Microsoft Global Escalations

  • I have been using google search for years now and thought I would finally try out Bing to see how I liked it.  After about 2 minutes of searching, I found out how dependent I am on using the sort by time function.  After looking around the web a little bit, I have come across a few posts that explain how to do it.  It takes a few extra clicks, but if you really prefer to use Bing, then the extra step will be well worth it.

    1) Go to Bing

    2) Enter in any search terms and hit enter

    3) Look up at the url and notice that at the very end of the url, that you will see &sk=

    4) Paste the follwing   &tbs=qdr:d  at the end of the url and hit enter.

    5) Now you will have the same search results, but right underneath the search box you will see the number of results and the word Anytime with a down arrow.

    6) Click the arrow and it will allow you to filter the results by:

    •  Past 24 hours
    •  Past Week
    •  Past Month

    Here is a search with Bing used as the query

    I am also going to post the above in reply to the 1st post in this thread so it will be easier for others to find an answer, instead of looking through 8 pages to find something.  Hope the mods don't care that I am double posting.

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  • I would like to see the same thing.

    Atlanta Fences

  • Having a date filter is really a good idea.

  • The problem lies in the fact that if all bing does is emulate features that have already been implemented in google, then google will always be 1 or 2 steps ahead of the game!

  • Visiting hardware & software review sites would be a good option.

  • Nice try, but again you've missed the point. If Bing can't even offer the SAME functionality as Yahoo or Google, then how can it ever expect to surpass them? Every other search engine out there (that I'm aware of) offers some kind of date option search, so why not Bing? Less is NOT better, they need to do more to establish that they can in fact do more! Otherwise, why bother with Bing?

  • Dah Microsoft!!!!  I've been working with MS software since Bill Gates was working in the garage. They continue to release software without basic nuts and bolts just like they did back then.

    Dah Again (for emphaisis)!!!!

  • hope Bing soon fixes this problem

  • Is there a way to search Bing and only show new results (i.e. from the last week, or last year). I'm trying to find some recent information on a topic and all the articles and posts I am finding are years old. I tried the advanced features but didn't see a "search by date" type function. Am I missing something? I know the other search engine (the one that starts with a "G") has this feature...

    Thanks! :)

  • I doubt that Bing is currently offering that criteria in the advanced search mode.

  • Bing does not offer that as yet.  Hopefully their advanced search options will improve in time.

  • Someone suggested this feature sometime ago, but it's not yet implemented. Hopefully very soon!

  • Thanks for your replies (not what I wanted to hear though! :) ).

    I hope that someone from Bing reads this post, and that they can add this feature to their advanced search. It doesn't seem to me like it should be that hard to do (but what do I know), and it certainly would be useful. Plus as I said before, that other search engine that starts with a "G" has it... :)

  • The Bing staff team actually read most of the threads here. Even when they don't post a reply, it doesn't mean the feature you requested hasn't been taken note of.

    Plus I'm always around here, I made a note of that feature and will bring it to the notice of the ones that frequent this community.

    GoneSurfing

    Thanks for your replies (not what I wanted to hear though! :) ).

    I hope that someone from Bing reads this post, and that they can add this feature to their advanced search. It doesn't seem to me like it should be that hard to do (but what do I know), and it certainly would be useful. Plus as I said before, that other search engine that starts with a "G" has it... :)

     

  • I would prefer the search advanced also.

  • Yeah, it's pretty lame. Yahoo, YouTube, Google. They all have it. Not here. And Steve Jobs wants Bing on the iPoo. Whatever.