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[How-To] Add Bing Search Box On Your Website

Thursday, 11 June 2009, 19:28 | Microsoft, search engine | 7 Comments | Read 3588 Times
by Vaibhav Pandey

Bing, the latest search engine from Microsoft is already making lots of news and has also helped Microsoft up its stake in the search market. I wrote about adding custom google search box on your website, in this article, i will walk you through step by step instructions for adding custom search box which helps visitors search your website and the web using Bing.

The search box powered by Bing provides a fast, customizable search solution for your website or blog. Visitors to your site can search the entire Web, just your site, or any sites that you choose. Before you get started, please read the Terms of Use.

Bing offers two types of search boxes

1.) Basic Search Box: Basic Search Box displays results on the Bing website. Searches a single site that you specify, or the entire Web.

2.) Advanced Search Box: Displays results on your site. Searches multiple sites you specify, the entire Web, or applies a Bing Macro.

In order to add an Advanced Search Box on your website, follow the steps mentioned below

1.) Navigate to the Advanced Search Box setup website by clicking here.

Image: Add Bing Search Box to your Website

Image: Add Bing Search Box to your Website

2.) Advanced Search Box can display upto three different types of searches. The search box can be used to search sites, search bing macros and even search the web. Fill in the necessary fields available on the form.

Image: Customizing look and feel of Bing Box.

Image: Customizing look and feel of Bing Box.

3.) Once you have configured how your search box works, you will be prompted to choose how it looks on your website. This configuration involves setting up colors, width of the search box, results pane etc…

Image: Code for implementing Bing Box on your website

Image: Code for implementing Bing Box on your website

4.) Next, you will be presented with the code for the search box. You can paste this code in your webpage where you intend to have the search box.

Follow the above steps and you are done.

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  • South Home Packers & Movers

    how to add my website in bing search box

  • Phillip

    Hi, do you know how to get rid of the SPONSORED SITES on the right side of the result page?
    This seems to have changed or am I missing something?

    cheers, P

  • Kymm

    i think that Bing is not as good as Google. Google would still index new websites faster than Bing. Microsoft would still need a lot of catching to do with GoogleBot.

  • Kim Lautner

    I use both Bing and Google search engine and i dont see much difference in their search results. I use google for searching hard to find academic topics and Bing for general search.

  • Dave

    Bing doesn’t log your IP/DNS whereas Google harvests all your data.

  • Myemail

    Windows Libe ID required to sign up in order to get theor search on your website.
    Another Microsoft bait and switch to get you to sign up for some of their bullshit.