I want to remove results from a query in bing. But when I use the NOT, which I have read is to remove searches. But whenever I do use NOT it just includes the keyword I am trying to remove.

For example, when I type keyword1 and NOT keyword2.Results starting showing up for keyword2. NOT doesn't seem very effective.

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Try just:

keyword1 -keyword2

This seems to work on a test for searching on:

Windows 7 -amazon -wikipedia

Versus just plain search for “Windows 7”.


It's working fine for me; when I type bing singer Bing Crosby results fill the page, but bing singer NOT crosby omits the Bing Crosby pages. You could also try bing singer -crosby instead of using NOT.

Note that using NOT or - does not prevent the keyword from showing up in the related searches.

  • Can you give me copy of your search results using that query? I tried it with the NOT operator and it still includes the results for 'bing crosby'. Although, I already found out that using '-' would work. I'm I doing something wrong here?
    – jax
    Jan 17, 2014 at 19:34
  • @user246694 Here ya go. You need to make sure you have the space, but apart from any syntax errors like that, I don't know why it wouldn't be working for you.
    – LMNOP
    Jan 17, 2014 at 20:30
  • Can somebody give me there search results? I don't get how this is working. My results come up with Bill Crosby Wikipedia page as the 1st hit, even with the NOT operator.
    – jax
    Jan 17, 2014 at 23:20

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