New Script To Number Bing Search Results

Earlier today, I released my first Greasemonkey script, Bing Numbered Search Results. As the name suggests, it numbers the SERP entries delivered by Microsoft’s new Bing search engine.

Actually I’ve got 4 other Greasemonkey scripts, I’ve just never released any of them. Hopefully, I’ll tidy and release those sometime in the near future.

I’m not overly impressed by Bing, but along with many other people, I’ve been trying it out – and checking where my sites rank for the keywords I target.

One of the things I really missed was the Numbered Google Results Greasemonkey script that adds numbering to the Google SERPs. When you’re checking your rankings you want the ability to see which number your site is at in an instant. You don’t want to have to be counting things up manually!

I did a quick search for a similar script for Bing, but as yet none existed. So I wrote my own.

It didn’t take me long to write it, because I embedded both jQuery and the getUrlParam jQuery plugin by Mathias Bank. This made it simple to create Bing Numbered Search Results. In the end, it took only 10 lines of code!

The beauty of open source – instead of spending hours working out how to do this in plain old JavaScript, I could build on top of the works of others. Thanks to John Resig and his team and to Mathias Bank.

You can find out about it at the Bing Numbered Search Results home page or you can skip straight to Userscripts.org if you want to download it. You obviously need Greasemonkey to be able to use it.

11 responses on “New Script To Number Bing Search Results

  1. vga cable

    I know Bing is new search engine and there will be few issues will be there, i also search my targeted keywords for some keywords it is showing nice results and for few it is showing on after 100 pages compare to google, but anyway nice search engine by microsoft.

  2. Montana

    Be careful with that javascript, piling up too much could pose some problems with older/slower browsers at interpreting it. There is such a thing as too much javascript :)

    1. Stephen Cronin Post author

      Montana,
      Umm, no the JavaScript isn’t on the website, it’s in the Browser, courtesy of the Greasemonkey Firefox extension. If they can run greasemonkey, they’ll have no problem with the script.

  3. Drew

    I’ve heard about Bing several weeks ago but I only used it few days ago. I must say that I still want to stick with Google. Maybe, in due time, Bing will be competitive enough for Google when it comes to search engine.

  4. Terry With Lab Coats

    I’m a big fan of Greasemonkey after I used it to add smileys to my post on blogger back in the days. But since I’m too lazy to research, I have never come across a script that would number the results in Google much less Bing. So I’m giving these two a try as I’ve been using Bing quite often the past few weeks.

    Also, thanks for introducing me to Userscripts! LOL

  5. Ed

    You mentioned the Google SERP results numbering script. This has stopped working for me since the Google Caffeine update. Does anyone have any idea how to get this working again?

  6. mucing

    I know Bing is new search engine and there will be few issues will be there, i also search my targeted keywords for some keywords it is showing nice results and for few it is showing on after 100 pages compare to google, but anyway nice search engine by microsoft.

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