Bing: Create search result RSS feeds

Martin Brinkmann
Mar 23, 2013

Bing has a lot of great features under its hood that do not get advertised openly by Microsoft or the Bing Team. Did you know that it offers RSS feeds for all searches that you conduct? This works similar to Google Alerts in that it provides you with the means to get notified when a new post appears in the search results for the selected search term.

The feeds are limited to ten results by default but you can increase that by increasing the number of results shown on Bing's results page. I can't say however if second or third page results will be recognized as well when the RSS feed is updated, or if that is limited to the first ten results. It also seems that while 20, 30 or 50 results are displayed in the RSS feed on the Bing page, they may not be carried over in to the program that you are using to retrieve the feeds.

What's puzzling is that you may get localized results in your RSS feed reader even if the RSS feed itself was displayed in another language by default. You can use the language: parameter to limited search results to a specific language. To display only Spanish results in Bing, use language: es, for English results, use language: en. The space between language: and the language code is important as the command won't be recognized properly if you forget to add it.

So how do you display the url of the RSS feed on Bing's search results page? If you are using the Opera browser you get an indicator in the address bar of the browser. Check out our RSS feed indicator overview for other browsers. There are other options. In Firefox, you can right-click the page and select Page Info, and in the window that opens up the Feed tab to display all feeds found on that page.

Bing rss feed

There is however an easier way. Just append &format=rss to the end of the url to turn any search results page into an RSS feed automatically.

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Even better, you can combine the RSS feed parameter with the search by time parameter that Bing makes available so that you will receive new sites entering the search results more frequently in your RSS reader.


Offering RSS feeds for all searches is a great but hidden feature of the Bing search engine. The only thing that I was not able to resolve until now was the language issue. It is likely that the RSS feed is automatically using the local language of the system making the request if a desktop program is used for that. There may be an url parameter that defines the language, but I could not find it up until now.


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  1. ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Doesn’t Windows 8 know that www. or http:// are passe ?

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on August 4, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      Well it is a bit difficulty to distinguish between domains and files for instance.

    2. Leonidas Burton said on September 4, 2023 at 4:51 am

      I know a service made by google that is similar to Google bookmarks.

  2. VioletMoon said on August 16, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    @Ashwin–Thankful you delighted my comment; who knows how many “gamers” would have disagreed!

  3. Karl said on August 17, 2023 at 10:36 pm


    The comments section under this very article (3 comments) is identical to the comments section found under the following article:

    Not sure what the issue is, but have seen this issue under some other articles recently but did not report it back then.

  4. Anonymous said on August 25, 2023 at 11:44 am

    Omg a badge!!!
    Some tangible reward lmao.

    It sucks that redditors are going to love the fuck out of it too.

  5. Scroogled said on August 25, 2023 at 10:57 pm

    With the cloud, there is no such thing as unlimited storage or privacy. Stop relying on these tech scums. Purchase your own hardware and develop your own solutions.

    1. lollmaoeven said on August 27, 2023 at 6:24 am

      This is a certified reddit cringe moment. Hilarious how the article’s author tries to dress it up like it’s anything more than a png for doing the reddit corporation’s moderation work for free (or for bribes from companies and political groups)

  6. El Duderino said on August 25, 2023 at 11:14 pm

    Almost al unlmited services have a real limit.

    And this comment is written on the dropbox article from August 25, 2023.

  7. John G. said on August 26, 2023 at 1:29 am

    First comment > @ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    For the God’s sake, fix the comments soon please! :[

  8. Kalmly said on August 26, 2023 at 4:42 pm

    Yes. Please. Fix the comments.

  9. Kim Schmidt said on September 3, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    With Google Chrome, it’s only been 1,500 for some time now.

    Anyone who wants to force me in such a way into buying something that I can get elsewhere for free will certainly never see a single dime from my side. I don’t even know how stupid their marketing department is to impose these limits on users instead of offering a valuable product to the paying faction. But they don’t. Even if you pay, you get something that is also available for free elsewhere.

    The algorithm has also become less and less savvy in terms of e.g. English/German translations. It used to be that the bot could sort of sense what you were trying to say and put it into different colloquialisms, which was even fun because it was like, “I know what you’re trying to say here, how about…” Now it’s in parts too stupid to translate the simplest sentences correctly, and the suggestions it makes are at times as moronic as those made by Google Translations.

    If this is a deep-learning AI that learns from users’ translations and the phrases they choose most often – which, by the way, is a valuable, moneys worthwhile contribution of every free user to this project: They invest their time and texts, thereby providing the necessary data for the AI to do the thing as nicely as they brag about it in the first place – alas, the more unprofessional users discovered the translator, the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, the greater the aggregate of linguistically illiterate users has become, and the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, as it now learns the drivel of every Tom, Dick and Harry out there, which is why I now get their Mickey Mouse language as suggestions: the inane language of people who can barely spell the alphabet, it seems.

    And as a thank you for our time and effort in helping them and their AI learn, they’ve lowered the limit from what was once 5,000 to now 1,500…? A big “fuck off” from here for that! Not a brass farthing from me for this attitude and behaviour, not in a hundred years.

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