Bing Better Than Google At Tracking 12 Digit Fedex Tracking Numbers

Feb 26, 2014 • 7:48 am | comments (3) by | Filed Under Bing Search

fedex logoDid you know Bing is better at Google when it comes to tracking some FedEx packages?

FedEx has a 12 digit tracking number format that Google has no clue how to handle, while Bing handles it gracefully.

Search for a 12-digit tracking number in Bing and get the link to the tracking results at FedEx:

bing fedex 12 digits

Do that same search on Google and get complaint threads:

google fedex 12 digits

I personally had no idea this was an issue for Google. The longer 15 digit FedEx tracking numbers work fine in Google but these 12 digit ones do not.

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

Update: A couple weeks later, Google added support for these Fedex numbers:

fedex google

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