Following in the footsteps of Google who recently implemented their own mobile-friendly algorithm, Bing announced that they too will add mobile friendliness as a ranking signal. If you remember Bing started showcasing mobile friendly badges in their search results a little while back – and according to yesterday’s post that was the start. Now Bing makes it very clear that ...
It seems Bing has decided to follow along with Google and introduce mobile-friendly badges on mobile search results to help users identify whether or not the link they’re about to click is optimized for their device. The news was first spotted by nomis5 in the WebmasterWorld forums – and since then numerous people have reported seeing the same badging, including myself: Bing themselves ...
Bing has always aimed at showing the most relevant search results to their users, and in a rather bold move Bing has decided that if it’s confident enough in the first page of search results there’s really no need to show anymore pages. So if you go run a search right now for “specifications for black iphone 6 64gb” you’ll get ...
Bing has launched yet another new feature to their search results – this time making ordering your lunch online that much easier. Simply run a search for your favorite restaurant and if they support online ordering Bing will link directly to their order page.
In a recent blog post Albert Wang, a global policy manager with Bing Ads, announced that as of now plain text phone numbers will no longer be supported as plain text entries within Bing advertisements...
Microsoft has launched Insights for Office – a new tool which scans users’ documents and makes educated guesses about the nature of their search query, thus saving time and eliminating the potential of distractedly getting sucked into the vortex of search engines. The search results are then ranked in order of importance and shown to you in a sidebar next ...
Search results on Facebook have always incorporated Web search results by Bing amidst your friends posts and other relevant information shared on the 1.35-billion user-base of Facebook. However on Monday this week Facebook has announced a decision to remove Bing results from their own search results – a move that only makes sense as Facebook places more of an emphasis on ...
Much like Yahoo recently did; Bing is also taking a look back at 2014 with their own list of top searches for 2014. Unlike Yahoo however Bing isn’t providing a general list – instead they have created a wide array of different categories allowing you to see the top movie searches, top celebrity searches, and much more. This categorized breakdown ...
As Google removes the carousel from their local search listings; Bing has been spotted adding a similar carousel to their own local search results. Originally spotted by search analyst Roman Fitch of CPC Strategy, the Bing carousel is remarkebly similar in format and usability to the old Google Carousel. Take a look at the below comparison: The Bing Carousel offers much ...
Bing made a few significant visual improvements to their homepage over this weekend – and as someone who utilizes a 37″ Samsung HDTV as his at-home monitor – I love every single one of them. First up the images that most of us absolutely love about Bing will now be wide-screen and HD! You should see the HD images by default ...
Bing has published a new post on their webmaster blog which outlines the various mobile bots they use to crawl your sites along with a few mobile recommendations. For starters Bing makes it a point to mention the benefit of responsive design vs separate mobile website versions. Actually Bing has been preaching this since 2012. Furthermore Bing has also added a ...
In an update over the weekend Microsoft has given Bing the ability to filter search results specifically for animated gifs. Now when you do an image search you can click on the Type filter below the search box and select Animated GIF. The page will refresh to show just animated GIFs. Hovering on any of the images will play the animation ...
First off, Happy Halloween. It’s not every year any holiday falls on a Friday – so make the best of it this year. To help you get into the spirit some of your favorite websites have dressed up:
Most of us use emoticons to some extent in our daily communication. Whether it be in our text messages, or in our emails – they’ve become a pretty crucial part to setting a tone in a text based communication. Well Bing now fully supports emoticons in all English markets – and from the playing around I’ve done with it it ...
Bing Ads has announced the launch of Universal Event Tracking – a new way to define and track your goals. The new tracking capability replaces the current Campaign Analytics conversion tracking functionality. The current conversion tracking will continue to work, however – any new tags will have to be created with the new tool starting today. Universal Event Tracking will ...
If you’re an avid Apple fan chances are you’ve already heard about the new and improved Spotlight Search within the new Yosemite Apple operating system for Mac. Spotlight Search gives the company access to people’s search queries, but also to the location of their computers by tracking your IP address to a geographic region. You’re only way to avoid that ...
Bing is putting a pretty heavy focus on their advertising network this quarter as Bing introduces more and more new additions to the Bing Ads service. Recently Bing has launched another new feature named Campaign Planner. The Bing Campaign Planner enables advertisers to see marketplace insights by vertical, product, and keyword. Specifically, it helps advertisers get research for: Search traffic ...
Following an internal report by the Bing team which has determined that providing annotations on ads can improve click through rates – Bing has introduced a feature called Dynamic Sitelinks. I would re-write to you what they do however the Bing blog post describes it best: Dynamic Sitelinks is another way to help your potential customers evaluate what your web ...
In a post on the Bing Webmaster Blog Bing has dug into how exactly they deal with keyword stuffing URLs. There are a few main signals that Bing looks out for when determining whether URL keyword stuffing tactics are in-use on a site: Site size Number of hosts Number of words in host/ domain names and path Host/ domain/ path ...
I had JUST introduced everyone here to the Bing Image Widget which is now, unfortunately, temporarily offline. Following a lawsuit filed by Getty Images, Microsoft has taken the beta version of its Bing Image Widget offline. Getty had complained that Microsoft’s widget infringed on copyright by enabling people to embed protected images in websites without attribution or authorization. Attempting to visit the Bing ...