Search Engine Land: Bing ‘intelligent search’ capabilities continue to expand, include facts from multiple sources. “Bing has announced several upgrades to its AI-powered intelligent search capabilities. Bing first launched intelligent search in December, bringing artificial intelligence to deliver richer search answers, and enhance image and conversational search.” Nice.
Search Engine Land: Multifaceted featured snippets begin rolling out in Google search results. “Multifaceted featured snippets will be surfaced for queries that are sufficiently broad enough to allow for more than one interpretation of what was submitted. In these instances, the SERP returned will include more than one featured snippet, with the original query rewritten as the questions the algorithm assumes the user may have intended, and the results displayed in the multifaceted snippet will reflect those new questions.” This article also examines Bing’s changes to its snippets – and while I like what both new features do, I think in our current climate Bing’s is more important.
SEO Roundtable: Bing Multi-Perspective Answers – Like Two Featured Snippets. “Bing wrote about their new Multi-Perspective Answers for their Intelligent Answers set. This is similar to what Google calls ‘featured snippets,’ in case you were wondering. In this case, Bing may show two different answers from two different perspectives side by side. “
The Verge: A single YouTube channel is flooding Bing’s video search with fake news. “Over the course of the last several years, every major social platform has been plagued by fake news. Now Bing, Microsoft’s search engine, has a fake news problem of its own. Because of how the search engine’s autofill feature works, people who visit Bing looking for news videos may be redirected to a flood of fake news videos, all generated by a single source.”
eWeek: New Geocoding Engine Boost Bing Maps’ Routing Accuracy. “Building on the fleet management capabilities that were recently introduced in its Bing Maps APIs, Microsoft has also enhanced the platform’s geocoding and routing capabilities, improving the speed and accuracy of apps based on the software giant’s mapping technology.” YES. More maps competitors please.
Search Engine Roundtable: New Year’s Day 2018 From Google, Bing, Dogpile & More. “Happy New Years Day 2018 everyone! Wishing all my readers and the expanded search community a happy, healthy, and successful 2018. It will be the year of not just mobile, but a huge jump in voice search – so be ready. Of course, machine learning by that time will take over the world and we will get stuck in the matrix. But until then, focus on those featured snippets!”
Search Engine Land: Bing announces AI-powered new ‘intelligent search’ features. “Think of this as a kind of ‘next-gen Featured Snippets.’ But what is different and interesting is that Bing is often summarizing or comparing multiple sources of information rather than just presenting a single answer. If there are competing perspectives on an issue, for example, Bing will present them. It will also provide a ‘carousel of intelligent answers’ if there are multiple answers to a question. This is intended to replace ‘blue links’ and provide quick access to relevant information.”