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If you’ve ever tried to search for pirated content on the likes of Google, you might have come across instances where certain search results were removed due to a DMCA takedown request. Basically these listings would link to alleged pirate content and have been removed from the search results as per the copyright owner’s request.

However in the future it seems that it would be much harder to search for pirated content using either Google or Microsoft’s Bing. This is thanks to a voluntary code of practice that has been signed by both Google and Microsoft in which it would make it harder for users to visit such websites, at least if you are trying to find them via either search engine.

According to Eddy Leviten, director general at the Alliance for Intellectual Property, “Sometimes people will search for something and they will end up unwittingly being taken to a pirated piece of content. What we want to ensure is that the results at the top of the search engines are the genuine ones. It is about protecting people who use the internet, but also protecting the creators of that material too.”

 

These changes are expected to be rolled out by this coming summer, so that’s something you might notice in your search results in the coming months.

Author : Tyler Lee

Source : http://www.ubergizmo.com/2017/02/google-bing-harder-to-search-for-pirated-content/

Categorized in Search Engine

With the new 6.11 version of Bing's iOS search app, results for a "homes for sale + zip code" query returns real estate listings for specified zip codes.

Bing rolled out updates to its iOS search app today, ranging from new video features to malicious website warnings and real estate searches.

According to the app’s iTunes preview, users can now create video lists from video search results and music videos. To make searching more safe, Bing has added warnings for malicious websites.

It also fixed bugs in the app that were causing certain answers not to display properly.

 

Included in the update is a new real estate search feature, making it possible to see real estate listings for a specific zip code using a “homes for sale + zip code” query.

bing real estate search

The real estate search feature appears to work only with densely populated zip codes. It worked when I searched for a nearby Louisville, Kentucky zip code, but failed to pull listings when I used my own – much less populated – zip code in Southern Indiana.

Author : Amy Gesenhues

Source : http://searchengineland.com/bing-updates-ios-search-app-new-ways-create-video-lists-find-homes-sale-269061

Categorized in Search Engine

Bing's video search has a fresh new coat of paint, and it's a vast improvement in both form and function.

Bing recently introduced a redesign to its video search layout to make it easier and faster to find the video you want. In addition to the new look, Bing video search has added new information for each result, such as the channel it comes from, the number of views it has, and upload date. The new redesign is also music-centric, with several additional features that appear only when you search for a song.

The new song-related features build on changes Bing made to music video search in late 2013. 

What’s new

At the center of the new Bing video search are larger thumbnail images on the results page, with the videos arranged in a straightforward grid as before. The number of videos per row changes based on your screen size. A 22-inch 1080p monitor will show you about six results, for example, while a 12.5-inch 1366-by-768 screen only gets four. Hover over a thumbnail image and, if the originating site allows it, you can watch a short preview as usual.

Underneath each thumbnail is where you’ll see the extra data, such as channel, number of views, and so on. Duration is also included, but that’s been a feature with Bing video search for some time.

 

The story behind the story: New looks, a focus on music, and more data for each result. It all adds up to Bing trying to become the best YouTube search engine available today. It includes videos from other sites such as Dailymotion and Vimeo, of course, but Bing’s results are dominated by YouTube since the Google-owned site is the preeminent place to watch videos online.

All about the song

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Bing’s new song-specific video search.

Let’s say we searched for Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson, featuring Bruno Mars.

As with previous versions of Bing video search, you’ll see other songs by the artist with a small thumbnail image of the artist on a dark background at the top of the page. In the case of Uptown Funk, you see the top songs by Mark Ronson.

Below that, you see a large thumbnail for the top result, which in most cases should be the video for the song you’re looking for. If you hover over the large image, the video won’t give you a preview. Press play, however, and the video starts playing in full right on the results page. Next to the featured search result, you’ll see other results and below that a horizontal carousel of related artists, followed by more video results.

Overall, the new Bing video search is much nicer to look at than previous versions, adds more information, and far exceeds the search experience on standard Google, Google video, and YouTube searches. Give it a try on Bing.com/videos.

Author : Ian Paul

Source : http://www.pcworld.com/article/2938483/bings-new-video-search-puts-google-and-youtube-to-shame.html

 
Categorized in Search Engine

Since Bing's debut in 2009, the search engine's user base has grown to 524 million unique users who conduct about 5 billion searches each month, according to an infographic published by Bing and its parent company, Microsoft.

The Bing Network of search partners has also grown: Bing now powers searches for Yahoo, Windows 10, Siri, Amazon, and others. And nearly one-third of searches conducted on PCs are powered by the Bing Network.

So, what does all that mean for your business?

When marketing, knowing your customers and where they spend their time is the first step. The infographic breaks down Bing users into some key psychographics, including Trendsetters and Tech Junkies.

 

See more about who's using the Bing Network and what that means for you. Click or tap on the infographic for larger version:

Author : Laura Forer

Source : https://www.marketingprofs.com/chirp/2017/31313/who-searches-on-bing-and-why-theyre-important-for-marketers-infographic

Categorized in Search Engine

Just in time for New Year's resolutions, Bing is rolling out new health-conscious search experiences.

Bing has added new search updates aimed at helping its health-conscious users.

Now, when you search for “workouts” or “exercises,” Bing will deliver carousel-styled search results with images that link to a wide variety of exercise options.

Filters within the carousel make it possible to narrow the search by gender, difficulty, target-area, type of exercise, or type of workout equipment.

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Bing has added the same carousel results for yoga and Pilates-specific searches, in addition to including how-to videos at the top of search results for a limited number of yoga poses.
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The Bing App has new updates as well, focused on healthy recipe-related searches. Queries for search terms like “low-fat recipes” and “low-fat stew recipes” will return a carousel of results where users can drill down via a “Nutrients” tab to see calorie counts, carbs, fat content and more for food items.

Users can also find calorie counts by searching “calories in a cup of” and adding a food item to the search term, i.e. “calories in a cup of couscous” will give you the following results:
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Searches for “foods rich in iron” and “foods rich in calcium” will offer a selection of food options in the same carousel-styled results:
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Bing says food search experiences on its app are now “even richer” — offering quick ways to find recipe preparation times, calorie counts and more for some of the most popular recipe searches.

 

Author : Amy Gesenhues

Source : http://searchengineland.com/bing-gets-shape-search-updates-exercise-healthy-recipe-related-queries-267129

Categorized in Search Engine

Bing is the last of the top 3 search engines to release its year-end report on top searches of 2016, but it has finally been revealed along with an accompanying promo video.

The video emphasizes “moments” rather than searches, which is also what the data highlights. Yes, Bing has rounded up its top searches, but they are broken down into categories. There’s no overall list of top searches, just a handful of top 10 lists by category.

These are “the trends that will shape our future,” as the company describes them. The categories consist of things like top viral trends, top feel good stores, top tech trends, and more.

Bing’s collection of data on its top searches of 2016 certainly lacks the depth and breadth of the reports offered by either Google or Yahoo. However, it’s the best insight we have so far into what was being searched for on the world’s second largest search engine.

The top searched tech trends are perhaps the most notable of what Bing has to offer in its end of year round-up, because of the profound impact technology has on the digital marketing industry.

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Bing also rounds up the top web creators, most of whom are known for their work on Google-owned YouTube.

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It’s easy to tell Bing is trying to keep a feel-good vibe with its year-end report of top searches. The report is full of slides with light-hearted categories such as: top animated shows, top video games, top celebrities, most anticipated cars, and so on. There’s one slide dedicated to “who we lost”, but other than that the report avoids all mention of any other serious or controversial topics.

Author : Matt Southern

Source : https://www.searchenginejournal.com/bings-top-searches-2016/181748/

Categorized in Search Engine

While Bing ranked multiple topics -- everything from top searched celebrities to tech trends -- it didn't share its most popular search term for the year.

Bing has released its most popular searches for 2016. The site offered multiple “Top Searched” lists, ranking everything from the most searched celebrities and tech trends to the top searched viral moments and web creators.

What Bing didn’t offer was a list of the most searched terms overall — so, while we know what the most searched animated TV show on Bing was in 2016 (“The Simpsons”), no data was given on the site’s most popular search term.

 

Here are a few of the lists Bing shared.

For the most searched celebrities on Bing, Lady Gaga ranked No. 1, followed by former teen couple Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez.

Bing’s Top Searched Celebrities in 2016

  1. Lady Gaga
  2. Justin Bieber
  3. Selena Gomez
  4. Katy Perry
  5. Serena Williams
  6. Taylor Swift
  7. Kim Kardashian
  8. Amy Schumer
  9. Beyoncé
  10. Rihanna

iPhone 7 was the most searched tech trend on Bing in 2016. Tesla made it into the list of most searched tech trends twice — ranking No. 2 and No. 10. Snapchat’s Spectacles also made it into the top 10.

Bing’s Top Searched Tech Trends in 2016:

  1. iPhone 7
  2. Self-Driving Teslas
  3. Nod to Shop
  4. 4-inch iPhone
  5. SoundCloud
  6. Autopilot
  7. ‘Textalyzer’
  8. HaloLens
  9. Snapchat Spectacles
  10. Affordable Tesla

“Ryder Cup Heckler” was the most searched viral moment on Bing, a list that also included “Harambe the gorilla” and “Pokèmon Go.”

Bing’s Top Searched Viral Moments in 2016

  1. Ryder Cup heckler
  2. Villanova’s piccolo girl
  3. Powerball
  4. Aston Martin winner
  5. Who’s the mom?
  6. Evgenia Medvedeva
  7. Harambe the gorilla
  8. #DaysoftheWeek
  9. Cats of the Internet
  10. Pokèmon Go

Bing ranked the top searched web creators as well (a list made up of YouTube’s top personalities), with video gamers DanTDM and Jacksepticeye at the top of the list, followed by Dude Perfect.

Bing’s Top Searched Web Creators in 2016

  1. DanTDM
  2. Jacksepticeye
  3. Dude Perfect
  4. Markiplier
  5. KSI
  6. Fernanfloo
  7. Superwoman
  8. Ryan Higa
  9. Thomas Sanders
  10. Lele Pons

In addition to celebrities, tech trends, viral moments and web creators, Bing also ranked the:

  • Top Searched Strange but True Stories
  • Top Searched Video Games
  • Top Anticipated Cars of 2017
  • Top Searched Olympians
  • Who We Lost
  • Top Searched Animated TV Shows
  • Top Feel Good Stories
  • Top Anticipated Movies of 2017

You can find Bing’s full list of top searches for the year at: Bing — Discover 2016’s most searched stories.

Author : 

Source : http://searchengineland.com/bings-top-searches-2016-lady-gaga-iphone-7-video-gamer-dantdm-take-top-spots-265379

Categorized in Search Engine

The next time you search for a business on the desktop version of Bing you may see some new social media integration in the right hand knowledge panel.

Jennifer Slegg has spotted Facebook posts appearing in knowledge panels of certain brands and businesses. They are presented in a card-style format which shows the two most recent posts from the business’s Facebook page.

Here’s an example of what it looks like:

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Facebook posts in Bing knowledge panels are not currently being shown for all brands and businesses, which could indicate this is just a test the company is trying out for a while.

It’s also worth noting that if you search for the name of a brand or business that has a physical store in your area, you will be presented with a local knowledge panel rather than the type of knowledge panel shown above. I could not find any examples of local knowledge panels displaying Facebook posts.

This is a small but newsworthy addition to Bing search, which gives it a slight edge over Google on desktop. Google is capable of displaying real-time tweets in search results, but one could argue being able to display Facebook posts is more meaningful due to the fact it has more daily active users than Twitter.

Auhtor : Matt Southern

Source : https://www.searchenginejournal.com/bing-begins-including-facebook-posts-business-knowledge-panels/180983/

Categorized in Online Research

The humble Google, Bing search boxes will disappear by 2027, according to a team of Microsoft researchers. The research team, comprising of all women were asked about technological advances they expect to see in 2017 and 2027. Along with predicting the disappearance of the traditional search box, the team also predicted that farmers will start using AI for predicting crop yields.

 
 

Susan Dumais, one of the researchers, believes that deep learning will continue to help with improved search results in the coming years. She is also of the opinion that the search box will be no longer required by the time 2027 arrives. According to her it will be replaced by something more "ubiquitous, embedded, and contextually sensitive".  She elaborated further on her prediction, "We are already seeing the increased use of voice search with the help of vocal commands, both in cases of home computers and smart-phones. This trend will only increase in the coming years and there will come a time when we will be able to search using images, videos and sound." 

 
 

 

 
 

It is worth noting here that such a prediction from Microsoft isn't surprising. The company has been losing the search engine battle to Google for decades now. One of the reasons Microsoft used an all-women team of researchers is because there are always complaints about "lack of women in tech fields".  All of the other predictions can be checked out here.

 

Coming to the prediction of farmers using AI for growing crops, Asta Rosway, principal research designer, said that farmers will not only use it for growing crops, but also for tracking "disaster, drought and climate change". Another researcher of the team, Xiaoyan Sun is of the opinion that deep learning and imaging devices will improve so much that "artificial eyes" could be created from them.

 

 

Source : http://www.scienceworldreport.com/

Auhtor : Romi D

Categorized in Online Research

Microsoft's search offering Bing is ramping up its presence in Australia, with the past nine months seeing the business double its local headcount as its market share grew from 10.8% to 14.1%.

Often seen as being in the shadow of Google and despite admitting it's the underdog, Bing is well and truly investing in this market with the company also announcing the launch of its partnership network. The new venture aims to forge stronger relationships with local agencies and advertisers.

Despite going all in locally, Bing and Microsoft are acutely aware of its number two to Google's number one, however general manager for Bing ads marketing, Steve Sirich, explained that knowing the time spent with Bing is important makes the brand strive to better its offering.

“It's not an easy job for us, that's why we approach it with a certain amount of humility. We know we're the underdog, we know that when you think about the time spent with Bing it's precious because we're not the default experience.”

“We recognise that Google enjoys that today, but we do feel we have a unique audience, we have a unique set of clicks. If you're a small business or an enterprise customer there's still value in reaching that audience.

“We have to respect that we're asking for a share of time from advertisers and agencies and we have to be very respectful that we're creating as much as we can in the way of innovation, the time we get is precious and it has to be productive for marketers,” he added.

With the launch of the partner network Bing is hoping to focus on creating experiences with and for brands. Sirich says that brands locally are keen to get started with the technology business, adding that they're excited to get greater access to the “power of Microsoft”. He also says advertisers are welcoming the competition to the likes of Google.

“What we hear from customers is that they really want to see healthy competition. [They want to see] there’s opportunities to differentiate and that's a function of having more than one player that is dominant in an area of business.

“A message we always leave our customers with is Bing is bigger than you know – Google doesn’t even talk about share, they don't have to – but we have to talk about it because we have to put a perspective behind our growth.”

Australian head of strategic sales for Bing Ads, Deb O’Sullivan, explained the recent growth in the search offering can be linked to the launch of Microsoft Windows 10, but also as Bing is now incorporated across the whole Microsoft ecosystem.

“We find now it's not just growth through Windows 10. That’s what started the growth, but now that Bing is incorporated through the entire Microsoft ecosystem all of the sections are driving searches to Bing.

 

“From a marketer and advertiser perspective, they love the fact that Bing offers them a legitimate alternative – and that's what I’m really passionate about,” O’Sullivan explained.

Source : http://www.adnews.com.au/

Auhtor : Sarah Homewood

Categorized in Search Engine
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