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RepUPress.com has launched a new Social Media Search Engine that will help individuals navigate the vast realm of social networks more easily, help businesses better measure their marketing efforts and help students accomplish more effective and efficient research.

(OPENPRESS) RepUPress.com, an Indianapolis based tech company, has launched a new Social Media Search Engine in cooperation with search giant Google (http://www.repupress.com/social-search). The free search engine allows visitors to quickly access results from all major social media networks in an aggregated view, as well as, search each individual network by simply clicking a tab at the top of the results. The results can also be further customized by either popularity (relevance) or by date.

When asked about the benefit to users, Founder Rob Gelhausen had this to say, “We believe the application for a dedicated Social Media Search Engine is abundant. Individuals can more easily find what they are looking for within and across their favorite networks, companies can gauge their marketing impact, and students can do more effective, as well as efficient research. These are just a few of the current benefits and uses.”

According to a report published by the Pew Research Center 52% of adults have at least 2 social media accounts across various networks. That means as many as 1.26 million US citizens over the age of 18 visit multiple social media networks to search and post content. The idea of a way to search from a single source is an intriguing and time saving proposition.

The Social Media Search Engine was built on top of and with the cooperation of Google’s Web Index. With the recent deal between Twitter and Google to allow access and indexing of all 200 billion plus Tweets being generated every year, the incredible categorization of the vast amount of Facebook content, the fact that YouTube is owned by Google, as well as, many additional strategic reasons, Founder Rob Gelhausen said “It was a no brainer using Google’s index to power our search.”

 

Rep U Press is a digital media company that offers an array of solutions which include SaaS Applications, Marketing Services and even eLearning Video Tutorials Courses. Their latest endeavor is sure to make waves. The web search industry is dominated by three major players who are Google, Yahoo and Bing. Google currently controls approximately 65% of the search share in the US with Bing and Yahoo combing for approximately 24%. All other search engines make up the remaining 11%.

Harking back to the days of Mark Cuban selling Broadcast.com to Yahoo for 5.7 Billion Dollars leaving the door open for Google to crush them in search, it seems as though Yahoo has always been one step behind in the race for online user search acquisition. It is amazing that there has not already been some sort of play like this by either of thetwo  two second tier search options. Will the Rep U Press solution take even more of the market share? Well, that remains to be seen.

Author:  Anna Chmielewska

Source:  http://military-technologies.net/

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Bing Search has been bringing in innovative features lately and the latest one is the save search option. While it is indeed helpful to have the world at your tips with the Internet the ability to save/bookmark videos and other stuff for future usage is something that will go a long way in helping users.

Bing has done exactly that with its ‘My Saves’ search feature that will allow you to store video, images and shopping searches that you found on Bing and later let you view the same on a PC or Mobile device provided that you are logged on to the same account.

Bing My Save feature

Microsoft demoed the feature by taking the instance of a typical search that one would make on Thanksgiving holiday, ‘best ways to cook a turkey’ and while this turns up a ton of videos that you see.

By using My Saves searching feature you can actually hover on the video result and click ‘Save.’ The feature records your exact location and preference in the search and lets you head over to the same without the need to navigate further. All the items are archived in the ‘My Saves’ which is somewhat similar to the My Documents folder in Windows.

The same feature is extrapolated for image search if you like a certain image while searching for your exotic holiday destination, simply hover on it and save. Then you can go to the image source and also check the other details of the article. This is pretty as compared to opening up an image in a new tab or even Bookmarking the entire website.

The shopping results are yet another innovative feature that is mention worthy. So here is what Bing does, the search page displays a ‘See shopping results’ page and clicking on this will filter your results to the images of the products across the search and also lets you save the same. Once your decision is made feel free to delete the saved items.

 

Bing is coming up with new features regularly and hopefully, this new My Search feature will help the search engine combat with the likes of Google web search engine.

Author:  MahitHuilgol@TWC

Source:  http://news.thewindowsclub.com

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At an event in Redmond, Microsoft shared its vision of the future in which Bing is at the heart of day-to-day experiences without users even realizing it.

In a day of high-level presentations that included Microsoft’s global branding initiatives, HoloLens and the future of an algorithm-driven economy, Bing Ads executives conveyed the strengthening embrace of Bing across Microsoft. No longer a sideline money loser, Bing is now a revenue-positive, rich data source for the company. Bing has been bundled into flagship Microsoft products like Office and Xbox and is being positioned at the forefront of the machine learning and artificial intelligence developments Microsoft is betting on.

At the fourth annual Bing Ads Next event in Redmond on Thursday, Rik van der Kooi, corporate vice president of the Microsoft Advertising Business Group, built on his declaration last year that Microsoft was “all in on search.” Calling Bing an “intelligence fabric” that is now woven into Windows 10, Xbox, Cortana and other products, van der Kooi said “Bing is going to be pervasive.” Beyond the Microsoft ecosystem, Bing is also the search engine for Apple’s Siri and Amazon assistant devices, and more partnerships are expected to come. There will be integrations with LinkedIn after the acquisition deal by Microsoft closes next year.

The future of search

“When we think about the future, search is going to change pretty dramatically,” said van der Kooi, adding, “We are going to collectively define with our customers what the new business models are when people talk to their devices and we go beyond 10 blue links on a page.”

Gurpeet Singh Pall, partner director of program management for Bing and Cortana, said, “The future of Bing is going beyond the search box to a personal, pervasive and predictive experience in which it might not be obvious users are even interacting with the search engine. Consider product search on the Hololens in which users test couches from a product catalog looks in their living rooms, for example.”

Current initiatives

While most of the corporate presentations focused on the somewhat-near-future rather than present-day feature development for Bing Ads, the company did touch on a few current initiatives:

Dynamic native ads pilot: Bing Ads introduced native ads on MSN.com inventory over a year ago. A pilot for dynamic native ads is now running with a small set of advertisers and publishers. The aim is to build what the company is calling an Intent Network to differentiate it from standard display networks — and more specifically, the expansive Google Display Network. Bing’s focus is on developing a curated network of sites around key commercial verticals such as automotive and financial services. The company is planning to make more announcements about the intent network in the beginning of next year. Ads are matched using a variety of dynamic signals from publishers and advertisers and Microsoft data that users opt in to share.”

Growing mobile share: According to comScore data, the Bing Network has grown  to 31.9 percent of US search share on desktop. On mobile, however, Bing’s share is minuscule. Bing Ads executives acknowledge they can’t grow mobile share on the backs of Microsoft’s first-party platforms alone. “We think of it first in terms of partnerships like Apple and think about Bing in those kinds of partnerships for mobile supply opportunities,” said Steve Sirich, general manager, marketing for search advertising. “We will continue to build experiences like the Cortana apps and Bing apps, but the first priority is on building the third-party supply chain and partnerships.”

 

Machine Learning & AI Will Underlie Everything

From a vision-of-the-future perspective, Microsoft shared updates on several products that are further away in terms of having direct practical applications for advertisers:

Decision Service: Microsoft introduced its testing and optimization product called Decision Service to the audience. Currently, it is only being deployed with a small set of customers in Azure, but Decision Service has use cases for content optimization, ad optimization, product recommendation optimization, pricing optimization and so on. From an ads standpoint, Decision Service could be layered on top of an ad server or eventually integrate directly with Bing Ads.

Cortana & Conversation As a Platform (CAP): This is where Microsoft sees the new opportunity for developers, where bots are the monetization drivers for developers, not apps. “You can interact more naturally and search without searching” because bots surface information to you in a predictive manner, said Singh Pall. Cortana, Microsoft’s digital assistant, is on Skype, Office, Outlook and Windows 10 and is powered by Bing. Microsoft says Cortana now has 133 million monthly users. The Cortana SDK is being released soon, and the developer focus will be on improving personal productivity. Singh Pall spoke of Bing and Cortana integrations with third-party APIs, noting 2,000 developers have signed up to use Microsoft’s augmented services.

“What we are aiming for with Cortana is native skills that will continue to grow, but the third parties are going to be integrating skills into it,” said Singh Pall. “When it comes to work productivity, Microsoft has the context that a lot of others don’t have. We will bring more into the fold to enhance that and grow the life aspect of it.”

HoloLens: Margeau Veenstra, who oversees HoloLens commercial strategy and Windows experiences at Microsoft, said that consumer applications for the augmented reality device are not far off. “It will rapidly become the expected way to engage with content and become part of our everyday device experience,” she expects. For example, Microsoft is working with Houzz to help users see how furniture options can look in their homes.

A new vision for digital success

In this new framework in which bots replace apps, machine learning powers our engagement with technology (and that includes ad management and optimization) and artificial intelligence fulfills its promise to increase productivity, the days when businesses base their digital presence on a website are numbered. The question now, says Microsoft, is: How do you take what you’ve already invested in — apps, websites — and shift? Businesses need to meet customers anywhere and cannot expect users to leave wherever they are to go to your website.

“Going forward, it is going to be about whether you are helping me be more productive. Consumers don’t mind paying when there is convenience included in the process,” said Singh Pall in discussing the new paradigm of customer engagement.

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Gurpreet Singh Pall discusses changing methods of customer engagement.

This vision is reflected in Bing’s own plans. When asked about  driving mobile share and engagement, David Pann, general manager for search advertising, explained in an interview on Thursday, “Our strategy is we have to be everywhere and have a multi-pronged approach instead of just a singular focus of getting the default on devices. We also realize mobile experiences are going to dramatically evolve over the next three to five years to the extent that consumer intent won’t be typed in — it may be location-based, it may be understanding what’s on your schedule. The notion of search could move to a more passive approach. We don’t know, so our strategy is we have to try it all … We believe that this multi-pronged approach will be a way to aggregate sufficient mobile supply that is interesting and will provide great sticky experiences for consumers and great experiences for advertisers.”

Given Microsoft’s “be everywhere and reward productivity first” viewpoint and the rise of machine learning and artificial intelligence, one can begin to envision a significantly more complex ad auction that can ingest and react to a wide ranging and ever-changing set of signals. This is the future in which humans efforts at optimization can’t possibly keep up. Microsoft wants to make sure we don’t have to. Bing Ads itself was conspicuously missing from most of these discussions, however. The platform has come a long way, but it still has challenges that keep more advertisers from adopting it and current advertisers from spending more with it. This vision seems to demand more than block-and-tackle improvements — instead, a wholesale rebuilding of the Bing Ads platform that puts it on the leading edge of this new near-future.

Source :  searchengineland.com

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Halloween is almost here, and superheroes will once again play a starring role at Halloween parties this weekend and for trick-or-treating Monday night.

Spending on Halloween costumes is forecast to reach $3.1 billion this year, according to the NRF. Adult costumes will account for $1.54 billion in sales and children’s costumes will account for $1.17 billion, Bing data shows.

According to the NRF, 34 percent of people turn to search engines for Halloween costume inspiration. Which costumes are inspiring consumers most this year?

Harley Quinn, Star Wars, and Deadpool are among the most searched for costumes this year, search data from Google and Bing reveals.

So if you’re still looking for some last minute Halloween costume ideas, and want to

avoid duplicate costume penalties, check out this list to see what’s trending.

Top 50 Halloween Costume Searches on Google

Harley Quinn is seriously hot. According to the Frightgeist site, no costume was searched for more often this year than Harley Quinn.

Quinn wasn’t the only “Suicide Squad” costume in high demand. Joker costumes searches ranked second on the list.

You should also expect to see plenty of “Star Wars” costumes – Stormtrooper and Darth Vader costumes both made the list (41 and 49, respectively). But it isn’t clear whether we can expect to see new characters like Rey and Kylo Ren, or maybe even long-time favorites Chewbacca, Boba Fett and Princess Leia.

Plenty of other superheroes made Google’s list, including Wonder Woman, Batman, Deadpool, and Poison Ivy.

 

And in a year where we’ve heard about creepy clown (redundant?) sightings, some of which turned out to be hoaxes, clown costumes ranked ninth on Google’s list.

Here are the top 50 trending costumes, according to Google Trends:

  1. Harley Quinn
  2. Joker
  3. Superhero
  4. Pirate
  5. Wonder Woman
  6. Witch
  7. Batman
  8. Star Wars
  9. Clown
  10. Dinosaur
  11. Mermaid
  12. Pikachu
  13. Zombie
  14. Minnie Mouse
  15. Deadpool
  16. Vampire
  17. Poison Ivy
  18. Princess
  19. Minions
  20. Unicorn
  21. Ghostbusters
  22. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  23. Catwoman
  24. Pumpkin
  25. Tyrannosaurus
  26. Lion
  27. Doll
  28. Mickey Mouse
  29. PAW Patrol
  30. Cheerleader
  31. Little Red Riding Hood
  32. Skeleton
  33. The Mad Hatter
  34. Fairy
  35. Angel
  36. Tinker Bell
  37. Ninja
  38. Ghost
  39. Superman
  40. Rabbit
  41. Stormtrooper
  42. Princess Jasmine
  43. Bear
  44. 1980s
  45. Power Rangers
  46. Belle
  47. Batgirl
  48. Steampunk
  49. Darth Vader
  50. Cowboy


 

2016 Halloween Costume Trends from Bing

Suicide Squad costumes was the top search in every state, according to Bing data. Star Wars costumes ranked second in all but two states where search demand was higher for Pokémon costumes. (Hawaii and Wisconsin)

Bing also looked at costume search trends by age group. They found that:

  • 13- to 17-year-olds were 473 percent more likely to search for Pokémon compared to 18-24-year-olds.
  • 18- to 24-year-olds were 8 percent more likely to search for Little Mermaid than Deadpool.
  • 25- to 34-year-olds were 10 percent more likely to search for Deadpool over Little Mermaid.
  • 35- to 49-year-olds were 242 percent more likely to search for Harry Potter compared to 25-34-year-olds.
  • 50- to 64-year-olds were 8 percent more likely to search for Alice in Wonderland than Pokémon.
  • 65-year-olds and older were equally likely to search for Five Nights at Freddy’s as Deadpool.

Happy Halloween!

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The new workflow offers more access to features and functionality during the initial setup.

Bing Ads has updated the campaign creation workflow; it’s now designed to make it easier for advertisers to get campaigns set up and activated. Throughout the process, more options are available so you won’t have to go back and remember to update settings and options after a campaign is created. Performance estimates are also built in along the way to help inform your settings from the outset.

The new setup starts with the option of selecting a campaign goal or importing campaigns from Google, importing from a file or researching keywords.

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If you select a campaign goal, the options available will be tailored accordingly in the remaining setup steps. From the revised Campaign Settings screen, Bing Ads has added the option to copy settings from an existing campaign and has consolidated location targeting options to include radius targeting management, along with other location targeting.

In the updated stage of setting up ad groups and selecting keywords, Bing Ads will automatically group keywords together into proposed ad groups based on a website URL and/or keyword suggestion. The tool shows monthly search volume, average CPC and scale of competition for each keyword in this view. You can add, edit and remove keyword suggestions for multiple ad groups. (Keyword suggestions and estimates are not available yet in all countries or languages.)

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The ads and extensions step follows. At this stage, Bing Ads now makes your library of extensions accessible and highlights ad extensions that seem to align with the marketing goal selected for the campaign. There are options to set up all available extensions in this view. You can also set up multiple ads at this stage instead of having to go back and add more after the campaign is set up.

 

The final step is to set a campaign budget at ad group bids. Bing Ads shows performance estimates for the ad groups based on the bids and campaign settings

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Bing is a new decision based search engine that organizes search results and provides tools to get things done quickly. It organizes popular results by category to help you get the answers you’re looking for and tools to help you accomplish important tasks such as buying a product, planning a trip or finding a local business as quickly as possible. 

Bing Top Features

  • Auto-Suggest – Offers intelligent alternatives for search queries
  • Instant Answers – Serves up information within search results, eliminating the need to click on anything
  • Best Match – Provides useful links and information for definitive sites
  • Related Searches – Points to deeper information available with one click
  • Deep Links – Enables easy, direct access to relevant content within a site
  • Quick View – Summarizes a Web site at a glance, before clicking through to the site
  • Smart Video Preview – Previews a 30-second clip of videos simply by scrolling onto them
  • Infinite Scroll – Provides easily browsed image results without clicking to a new page
  • Quick Tabs – Tailors search results with one click

Bing Tips and Tricks

1) Access full features of Bing.com

To explore all the options inside Bing, which may not be available in your region, visit here and set English – US as your default region. You can now use all the Bing features from anywhere.

2) How can I find a weather forecast?

In the search box, type the name of the city followed by weather or forecast.

London Forecast

london weather

3) How can I convert from one unit to another?

In the Bing search box, type the quantity, followed by in, followed by the conversion. For example, type 10 kilometers in miles. Another example could be 50 degrees F in Celsius. The operator ‘in’convert units of measurements for distance, weight, time, volume, and temperature.

4) Finding Live Financial Quotes Instantly

In the search box, just type ticker symbols that are used to represent companies in stock markets followed by stock or quote. For example to find the financial quotes of International Business Machine, type IBM stock or IBM quote.

5) Retrieving Statistical Information

In the Bing.com search box, type what you want to find. For example, population of USA, or cars in US.

 

6) Solving simple Mathematical Equations

In the search box, type the equation that you want to solve or the constant that you want to find the value of. The following examples show some of the simple mathematical calculations and conversions that you can type in the search box.

  • Calculations: Get answers to arithmetic problems. For example:

9+4/1-(5*3)

sqrt 4

sin 10 * 40

14% of 94

  • Equation solver: Solve simple algebraic equations. For example:

4x=19

2y^2 + 5y + 10 = 40

Solve 2x + 7 = 4

7) How do I find Hotels in a particular city?

While planning for a holiday, you must be looking for hotels, try some of these examples:

Vegas hotels

hotels in Orlando

San Francisco hotels

8) Tracking Flight Status instantly.

To see the flight status, try some of these examples:

  • flight status for United – Bing will prompt you to enter the flight number on the first result itself. Enter the flight number and press ‘Get Status’ button.
  • flight status – Bing will prompt you to enter the flight name and number on the first result itself. Enter the flight name and number and press ‘Get Status’ button.
  • ua820 – If you know the flight number then bing.com will retrieve the flight status of ua820 instantly.

9) Get quick access to flight deals and cheap tickets.

If you are planning for a holiday then you must be searching for cheap air tickets.To get the cheap flight deals, try some of following examples:

  • Deals on specific routes: flights from Seattle to Boston
  • Deals from a specific city: flights from San Diego
  • Deals to a specific city: flights to Boston

Advanced search keywords for Bing

Sometime Bing.com provides the search results which may be irrelevant to you. Walking through number of pages is very annoying and time consuming activity. Using advanced keywords you can limit the search results so that you find only what you want. Don’t include a space after the colon in these keywords.

10) Search sites with associated filetype

To search for websites that contain links to Microsoft Windows Media Audio (.wma) files, type music contains:wma. The keyword ‘contains:’ Keeps results focused on sites that have links to the file types that you specify.

11) Search files or document of particular filetype.

To find files or document created in PDF format, type your subject, followed by filetype:pdf. Returns only webpages created in the file type that you specify. For example, SEO filetype:pdf will retrieve results with filetype pdf only. If you search for SEO filetype:doc, then the bing.com will retrieve results with MS Office word document. You can use any filetype you are searching for.

12) Find MP3 Music Files

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The keyword contains:’ retrieve the results that have links to the file types that you specify. For example, if you type britney spears contains:mp3 will show pages that are about the singer and that also link to MP3 files. You can search for other music file formats.

13) To Find websites hosted by a specific IP address

Type the ip: keyword, followed by the IP address of the website. For example, IP:198.46.34.22. Note, The IP address must be a dotted quad address

14) Return webpages for a specific language

To find results in a particular language just specify the language code directly after the language:keyword. For example if you are searching for antiques then type “antiques” language:en.

15) Adding emphasis to a search term

To find results about football but that primarily pertain to the organization, type football prefer:organization. ‘prefer:’ adds emphasis to a search term or another operator to help focus the search results.

16) Return webpages from a specific country or region

Specify the country or region code directly after the loc: keyword. You can use a logical OR to include one more language. For example, To see webpages about sculpture from the U.S. or Great Britain, type sculpture (loc:US OR loc:GB). Image results can be accessed at the bottom of the page.

17) Return webpages from a website

To see webpages about blogging from the BBC or CNN websites, type “blogging” (site:bbc.co.uk OR site:cnn.com). To focus on two or more domains, we have used a logical ORto group the domains.

18) To find RSS or Atom feeds

To find RSS or Atom feeds about baseball, type feed:baseball.

19) Find RSS or Atom feeds of particular website

To find webpages on the New York Times website that contain RSS or Atom feeds,

type site:www.nytimes.com hasfeed:football. ‘hasfeed:’Finds webpages that contain an RSS or Atom feed on a website for the terms you search for.

20) Check if website is listed in Bing.com

To verify that the Microsoft domain is in the index, type url:yoursite.com. For example,

url:aboutonlinetips.com must return a single result. Similarly, you can test your own blog or websites. Make sure, in robot.txt file, you have allowed bing.com to index your website or blog.

21) To Check number of webpages indexed in Bing.com

Type site:yoursite.com to see how many pages have been actually indexed in bing.com. For example, site:aboutonlinetips.com.

22) Export Session History directly to SkyDrive

Many times we look for information we came across in a previous search. Session History remembers your queries within a single browser session for up to 48 hours. You can also save your searches in a local folder or to your Windows Live SkyDrive folders for future use using enhanced My Search Folders view. . Alternatively, you may send your search queries to a friend via email or publish them on your Facebook account via Bing.

  • Click on “manage” link underneath the list of previous search queries at the bottom of the Explore Pane.
  • The history management page appears. From here you can browse through past searches, the clicked sites and the time, identify the query you’re looking for, and click on the link to pick up where you left off.
  • To save a search, click on “Save and Share” on the right of the screen. From there, you will see your recent searches and the results you clicked on. Simply check the boxes next to the results you want to save, and hit the “Save” button at the top. From there, you can create a new folder into which you would like the result saved or create a new one. You can save the results directly on your local drive, or you can sign in with your Windows Live ID and save the results to your Windows Live SkyDrive. As well, you can easily send search results to your friends via e-mail, MSN Messenger and your Facebook feed.

23) Watch Preview of Hulu Videos

With Bing you can watch shot previews of Hulu video even if you are living outside US. Just search for any TV show episode on Bing Videos (see example) and hover the mouse over any of the video thumbnail to watch a short clip.

  • Click on “Videos” from the Bing Home Page.
  • Click on “TV Shows” from the Explore Pane.
  • Note the easy navigation of genre from the Explore Pane and the center search results pane.
  • Now, search for “house” from the top search box.
  • In the Explore Pane, click on “Source” and choose from where you want to see your results. If you want to see full-length, high-quality video, choose Hulu.

24) Determine Job Salary

Job Salary Provides users with salary information based on job title and location. For example – Type Seattle software engineer salaryprogrammer pay in Seattlesoftware engineer pay

25) Getting snow report instantly

Give a quick snapshot of snow conditions at mountain resorts worldwide during the season. Just type ‘snow report’ followed by a city For example, type snow report Denver.

26) Determine Area Codes

Area Codes Looks up the location of an area code or ZIP code. Just type area code followed by code. For example, area code 724

27) Currency Converter

No need to search for a currency converter. Just type ‘convert 100 dollars to yen’ for currency conversion from dollars to yen.

28) Track Packages

Actively Tracks DHL, UPS and other packages by tracking number. Just type the package number in the search field of bing.com. For example, type DHL 2710172150

 

29) Get the Used Car history

Vehicle lookup by VIN provides protection against buying a used car with costly, hidden problems. Just type the VIN number and hit the search button. For example, type 3fafp11392r187591

30) Combine or Excluding words

Use the OR and NOTkeywords to combine or exclude words. For example, if you use Apple NOTRed, you will get results for Apple but not for Red Apples. This feature is currently available only in select countries and regions.

31) Search for exact phrase

If you are searching for exact phrases then make sure that you place the search words within quotation marks. For example, “money making blog”. The feature is very useful when you are looking for some particular error message while developing any application or tool.

 

Internet Explorer (IE8) – Addons for Bing

1) Bing Search

Integrate Bing to your IE8 browser. Once integrated type the search term and bing.com will provide you with real time relevant search suggestions. Add Bing Search to IE8 here.

2) Weather from Bing

To get the instant weather updates from your city just type your city + “weather” on the page that pops up and click on the Bing result that you can subscribe to as a Web Slice. Add Weather from Bing to IE8 here. Note: currently works in US market only.

3) Bing Maps

Quickly map any address or location inside your browser with the Bing Maps Accelerator. Add Bing Maps to IE8 here.

4) Bing Translator

It is a free online language translation service for text and web pages. Easily translate any text on any webpage with this Accelerator. Add Bing Translator to IE8 here. You can use Microsoft Translator for language translation.

5) Bing Shopping

If you are looking for instant product prices, cashback offers, reviews and other relevant information and helps you save when shopping online, then Bing Shopping addon may do wonders for you. Add Bing Shopping to IE8 here.

6) Finance from Bing

Just type the ticker symbol (msft, for example for Microsoft), to get stock information and Bing displays rich stock information. You can also subscribe to as a Web Slice. Add Finance from Bing to IE8 here.

7) Traffic from Bing

Type your city “traffic” (For example, Orlando traffic) and Bing provides a result that you can subscribe to as a Web Slice. Note: currently works in US market only. Add Traffic from Bing to IE8 here.

8) Bing Maps for Outlook

You can actively plan your appointments and meeting requests with – Bing Maps for Outlook. The addon will not send e-mail addresses or information regarding the time and date of your appointments or meeting requests and thereby protecting your privacy. Add Bing Maps for Outlook to IE8 here.

9) Bing Image Search

If you want to search images in bing.com directly from the IE8 then add this wonderful Addon. It searches for Images within Bing. Add Bing Image Search to IE8 here.

You can also search for information on your mobile using Bing for Mobile. If you are looking for local information or looking for directions then ‘Bing For Mobile’ will provide an easy way to find details and directions.

Note:

  • You don’t have to type the word AND between your search words. By default, all the searches are AND.
  • You must capitalize the NOT and OR operators. Otherwise, Bing Search will ignore them.
  • You can type up to 150 characters, including spaces, in the search box.
  • Only the first 10 terms are used to get search results
  • Term grouping and Boolean operators are supported in the following preferred order:

parentheses ()

quotation marks 

NOT + –

AND &

OR |

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“Who’s playing against OSU this week?”

“I don’t know. I’ll google it.”

Although Google is the only search engine to pop up as a part of speech in Webster’s, the search engine giant has been feeling the heat from competitor, Bing. Our first whiffs of Bing came from word association TV spots that made us laugh but got us thinking: what IS this thing?

So we googled it. And what we found was a slick screen and a search bar, leaving us with a new question: how is this any different from Google?

What’s the difference?

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To start off, Bing’s homepage differs from Google by keeping it interesting with its ever changing photo. However, Google’s plain screen has its advantages. The all-white look is sleeker, making it seem less cluttered. Users feel like they’re starting with a clean slate.

Once a search is conducted, Google brings up a litany of results ranked from most to least relevant. It’s new Google Instant feature attempts to give users that extra push towards more specific searches to make the more relevant searcher even MORE relevant.  Bing takes a slightly different approach by categorizing answers into instant answers, deep links, multimedia and other relevant categories. This targets user results and makes them easier to shift through. Google does provide results filter options on its SERP, but the user must filter the results manually.

When it comes to Google vs. Bing, it’s hard to say which is “better”. In the end it depends on what you’re looking for in terms of search.

More than results

If you want to go beyond getting good results, Google has the upper hand on the extra “stuff”. Things like Gmail, Google Docs, Google Talk and Google Reader make it easier for Google to keep users coming back. If you’re chatting with a friend on GChat and need to look up some info before sharing a presentation from your Google Docs, no doubt Google will be on the brain.

Source : globotimes

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Bing has rolled out new educational-themed search results aimed at helping students and teachers. 

In a continued effort to offer more educational resources for students and teachers, Bing has rolled out new specialized searches in a number of areas, including constellations, molecules, royal ancestries and citations. The site has also incorporated the “World of Word” game into search results and a virtual Rubik’s Cube.

Here’s a quick hit list of the education-themed search features Bing rolled out yesterday:

Constellation searches: A query for “constellations” or a specific constellation name now returns Bing’s interactive constellation viewer at the top of the search results. Using location technology, the constellation tool will display whatever stars and constellations are currently above or below the horizon

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Molecule searches: Bing has launched 2-D models for any molecule query. Searches for molecules like methane (shown below), C4h2 molecule or h2o molar mass will return the interactive 2-D representation of the molecules at the top of search results.

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Royal family tree searches: Queries for specific royal families and family members — including “Queen Elizabeth II family tree” or “House of Tudor” — will return an interactive ancestry tool at the top of search results.

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Citations searches: For students writing papers, Bing now has a citation tool that will list sample citation text. For example, a search for “apa citation book” will display the correct way to list a book citation according to APA standards.

Along with APA standards, Bing’s citation tool includes MLA and Chicago Manual of Style examples for websites, books, videos and journals.

 

World of Words game play: Bing has added the “World of Words” interactive game to search results for word-play searches. A query like “words that start with a” or “words containing b and end with k” will surface the “World of Words” tool at the top of search results.

Rubik’s Cube solver: Bing now has a virtual Rubik’s Cube with rotate and drag functions to manipulate everyone’s favorite toy from the 80s. A search for “Rubik’s Cube solver or “Rubik’s Cube” will return the interactive Rubik’s Cube. Players can work the puzzle on their own or use Bing’s instant solver tool to see step-by-step directions to solve it.

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In addition to its most recent educational tools, Bing launched a periodic table directly in search, as well as an interactive times table and geometry calculator earlier this year.

Source : Search Engine Land

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A year after Google launched their mobile-friendly testing tool, Bing has launched their own similar version, the Bing Mobile Friendliness Test Tool.

Bing announced the release of their mobile friendliness test tool today. This was promised to us back in May 2015, when Bing told us they were working on a mobile-friendly Bing ranking algorithm. It was actually expected in the late summer but was delayed.

The tool evaluates a page to check if it is mobile-friendly based on these criteria:

  • Viewport and Zoom control configuration
  • Width of page content
  • Readability of text on the page
  • Spacing of links and other elements on the page
  • Use of incompatible plug-ins

Here is a screen shot of the tool in action. As you can see, it shows a preview of the site on the right side:

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Bing has not yet announced the launch of their mobile-friendly algorithm; that may come soon.

Bing’s blog post does include a lot of detail on why a website might fail any of the above criteria, so check it out. You can access the tool at this URL.

Google launched their mobile-friendly testing tool just about a year ago today.

Source : http://searchengineland.com

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The deal is aimed at boosting mobile search volume and share for the Bing network.

Microsoft has struck a syndication deal with CBS Interactive for the Bing search network.

The partnership makes Bing Ads the exclusive search provider for some CBS Interactive sites, including Findarticles.com, Searchnow.com, Store.com, and ZDsearch.com. Bing will also provide search solutions for properties like CNET.com, MySimon.com and Search.com. The deal includes traffic from all devices in Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, Spain, the United Kingdom and United States.

With 70 percent of search volume on the CBS Interactive portfolio coming from mobile devices, syndication could give Bing a bit of a stronger mobile story. Bing currently has less than 3 percent mobile market share in the US — well below Google’s more than 91 percent and behind Yahoo’s 5 percent share — according to Statista. CBS Interactive claims more than 300 monthly visitors across its sites.

“CBS Interactive will help us bring additional scale and opportunity to advertisers and marketers as we continue our mission to connect customers with publishers and audiences in ways that will maximize ROI for their marketing campaigns,” said Steve Sirich, General Manager of Bing Ads Marketing at Microsoft, in a statement.

“Partnering with Bing allows us to provide an enhanced search experience to deliver quality results and incremental value to both users and marketers alike,” said Shane McGilloway, Senior Vice President of Strategy & Development at CBS Interactive. “The Bing Network team delivers valuable insights, business intelligence and an enhanced platform for paid search advertising.”

 

Over the past two years, syndication deals have been a key focus for growing Bing market share. Bing has entered into deals with AOL, Yahoo, The Wall Street Journal, Apple’s Siri and Spotlight search, and Amazon Fire, among others.

Source : http://searchengineland.com/

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