Bing Blog: Save time online with Page insights from Microsoft Bing

Bing Blog: Save time online with Page insights from Microsoft Bing. “For example, imagine you’re curious about Mars and space exploration, but don’t have a specific question in mind. Search “Mars mission NASA” and hover over the lightbulb icon for a promising-looking link. You’ll get a Page insights pane that helps you verify that the source is relevant to your needs, helps you get caught up to speed at a glance on top factoids you didn’t know about, and lets you jump straight to the relevant section of the page when you click ‘Read more’ for a specific question.” It’s a little sensitive — giraffe as a search gets you no additional information but giraffes does — but the information quality and presentation is impressive.

Bing Blog: 11 New 3D Cities are now available

Bing Blog: 11 New 3D Cities are now available. “Microsoft takes petabytes of high-definition aerial imagery from specialized cameras and feeds them into a specialized Azure pipeline to automatically create detailed, fully textured, 3D models. This rich 3D data is used to power multiple applications which let you experience our planet from your device. Touch the map, and instead of looking straight down from above, tilt it, tap it or spin it to immerse yourself and experience the world in new ways.”

Google vs. Bing vs. DuckDuckGo: The Ultimate Search Engine Showdown (MakeUseOf)

MakeUseOf: Google vs. Bing vs. DuckDuckGo: The Ultimate Search Engine Showdown. “Choosing your go-to search engine is a very personal choice. It’s important to consider your needs and preferences when selecting one. While Google certainly dominates the search engine market, its two rivals, Bing and DuckDuckGo, also offer impressive features. Let’s take a closer look at each of the search engines and examine which one is the best.”

Bing Blogs: IndexNow – Instantly Index your web content in Search Engines

Bing Blogs: IndexNow – Instantly Index your web content in Search Engines. “IndexNow is a new protocol created by Microsoft Bing and Yandex, allowing websites to easily notify search engines whenever their website content is created, updated, or deleted. Using an API, once search engines are notified of updates they quickly crawl and reflect website changes in their index and search results.”

Ghacks: Firefox Experiment is testing Bing as the default search engine

Ghacks: Firefox Experiment is testing Bing as the default search engine. “Mozilla is running an experiment on 1% of the Firefox desktop population currently, which sets the default search engine to Bing in the web browser. Firefox ships with different search engines by default, and one of these is set as the default search engine. The default search engine is used when users type into the browser’s address bar or use the search field on the browser’s new tab page.”

Bing Blogs: Bing Content submission API is now open to all webmasters

Bing Blogs: Bing Content submission API is now open to all webmasters. “Evangelizing the new wave of empowering webmasters to have more control on their content which they want search engines and searchers to adopt for, Bing had launched its Bing Content Submission API in Beta mode earlier in May, this year. The API provides the ability for webmasters to notify Bing directly about the changes in their site content in real-time.”

SEO Roundtable: Microsoft Bing Announces Make Every Feature Binary (MEB)

SEO Roundtable: Microsoft Bing Announces Make Every Feature Binary (MEB). “Microsoft announced their next AI model, a large-scale sparse model that complements our production Transformer models, they are calling MEB or ‘Make Every Feature Binary.’ ​Microsoft said this makes the search results on Bing more relevant. In fact, MEB is running in production for 100 percent of Bing searches, in all regions and languages.”

Bing Blogs: Easy set-up guide for Bing’s Content Submission API (Beta)

Bing Blogs: Easy set-up guide for Bing’s Content Submission API (Beta). “Bing already supports the ability for webmasters to notify Bing about URL changes via its Bing URL submission API (setup guide) but now (under Beta launch) also the ability to notify Bing directly about URL along with content changes via Bing Content Submission API. This will not only help webmasters to reach to more relevant users on Bing but also will reduce BingBot crawl load on their sites. This blog post will provide a generic overview along with step-by-step instruction on adopting the same.”

BetaNews: Microsoft’s search engine Bing declares Prince Philip dead… but he isn’t

BetaNews: Microsoft’s search engine Bing declares Prince Philip dead… but he isn’t . “The UK’s Prince Philip has been in hospital recently — which isn’t a huge surprise as he is 99 years old. He underwent a heart procedure on a pre-existing condition and is currently recuperating at King Edward VII’s Hospital in London. Doctors there say he’s doing well. Bing, on the other hand, has declared him dead.”

Bing Blogs: Microsoft Bing delivers more visually immersive experiences that save you time

Bing Blogs: Microsoft Bing delivers more visually immersive experiences that save you time. “At Microsoft Bing we’re looking for ways to give you back time so you can focus on the things that really matter. We’re also looking for ways to move thoughtfully beyond a list of links, to a world of search results that seamlessly combine information with visually rich imagery in a single beautiful view. With that in mind, we’re excited to announce several new search experiences that quickly deliver information in a way that’s intuitive and engaging. The result is a visually rich format that allows you to quickly find what you are looking for without having to sift through large blocks of text.”