Bing Blogs: Plan your day or week confidently with new forecasts from MSN Weather

Bing Blogs: Plan your day or week confidently with new forecasts from MSN Weather. “With so many things that feel outside our control, it’s helpful to know what to expect outside. Whether you are looking for the best time to take a run, planning a road trip, or chasing powder for a ski day, MSN Weather can help. Our new experience delivers accurate, state-of-the-art forecasts; interactive, animated maps that make the weather easy to understand; and timely weather notifications and news for severe weather events.”

Bing Blogs: Bing Search APIs are Transitioning

Bing Blogs: Bing Search APIs are Transitioning. “To reach out to wider audiences, Bing Search APIs will be transitioning from Azure Cognitive Services Platform to Azure Marketplace. Beginning October 31st, 2020, provisioning of any new instances of Bing Search APIs will need to be done via Azure Marketplace. All existing instances of Bing Search APIs, provisioned under Azure Cognitive Services, will be supported up to the next three years or till the end of the customer’s enterprise agreement, whichever happens first.”

Site explorer: SEO-explore your site (Bing Blogs)

Bing Blogs: Site explorer: SEO-explore your site. “Site Explorer provides a unique SEO view of how Microsoft Bing sees your site. It reflects most URLs we have seen on the web, including redirects, broken links, or those blocked by robots.txt, organized in a file explorer-like fashion. Thus, giving you the flexibility to navigate each folder and the URLs contained inside them to understand, debug and modify your site structure as required.”

Bing Blogs: Bing Releases Intelligent Question-Answering Feature to 100+ Languages

Bing Blogs: Bing Releases Intelligent Question-Answering Feature to 100+ Languages . “Recently, Bing expanded its intelligent question-answering feature to more than 100 languages, making AI and Bing itself more inclusive and accessible. What is amazing is this is achieved by using a language agnostic approach. In other words, the AI model generating the intelligent question-answering in Urdu is the same one generating the intelligent question-answering in Romanian.”

ThreatPost: Unsecured Microsoft Bing Server Leaks Search Queries, Location Data

ThreatPost: Unsecured Microsoft Bing Server Leaks Search Queries, Location Data. “An unsecured database has exposed sensitive data for users of Microsoft’s Bing search engine mobile application – including their location coordinates, search terms in clear text and more. While no personal information, like names, were exposed, researchers with Wizcase argued that enough data was available that it would be possible to link these search queries and locations to user identities — giving bad actors information ripe for blackmail attacks, phishing scams and more.”

Search Engine Journal: New Bing URL Inspection Tool

Search Engine Journal: New Bing URL Inspection Tool. “Bing’s new tool provides direct answers and data that not only helps diagnose indexing problems but provides data for solving the issues as well. What’s notable about the tool is that it’s designed to solve SEO related issues. Similar to the indexing solutions, Bing will also give suggestions on how to improve SEO related issues.”

Bing Blogs: Introducing @MSBing_Dev: Your new way to learn all things Bing

Bing Blogs: Introducing @MSBing_Dev: Your new way to learn all things Bing. “Our goal is to create a community-oriented space for users to ask questions, learn, engage, and interact with the people who put time and effort into making Bing possible. Be the first to know what is going on in the world of Bing. Learn some new tips and tricks, watch some demos, and have your questions answered. Whether you’re a webmaster, a tech enthusiast, or just a lover of Bing, our Twitter handle will be a great place for you to learn useful information to enhance your search-life.”

Bing Blogs: Search on Bing to support your local Parent Teacher Association

Bing Blogs: Search on Bing to support your local Parent Teacher Association. “We’re excited to offer parent-teacher associations a new fundraising tool this school year that’s free and easy to use. Give with Bing is a new fundraising opportunity from Microsoft that makes it easy to support nonprofits, simply by searching the web with Bing. Now our catalogue includes PTA groups from around the country, because while things may look different this school year – the learning must go on.”

Bing Blogs: Get your WordPress content indexed immediately using Bing Webmaster Tools plugin

Bing Blogs: Get your WordPress content indexed immediately using Bing Webmaster Tools plugin . “Today, we are excited to announce the release of Bing URL Submissions Plugin for WordPress as open source project. The plugin allows webmasters of WordPress sites to get their content easily, automatically and immediately indexed by Bing as soon as their content is published! Who in the SEO community has not dreamed of such ability?”

Bing Blogs: Extracting Covid-19 insights from Bing search data

Bing Blogs: Extracting Covid-19 insights from Bing search data . “As is true for many other topics, search engine query logs may be able to give insight into the information gaps associated with Covid-19…. We are pleased to announce that we have already made Covid-19 query data freely available on GitHub as the Bing search dataset for Coronavirus intent, with scheduled updates every month over the course of the pandemic. This dataset includes explicit Covid-19 search queries containing terms such as corona, coronavirus, and covid, as well as implicit Covid-19 queries that are used to access the same set of web page search results (using the technique of random walks on the click graph).”

Search Engine Journal: Bing ‘Site Scan’ Tool Audits Sites For Technical SEO Issues

Search Engine Journal: Bing ‘Site Scan’ Tool Audits Sites For Technical SEO Issues. “Bing’s new Site Scan tool gives site owners an easy way to check for technical issues that may be negatively impacting performance in search engines. Bing is launching Site Scan as an upgrade to Bing Webmaster Tools, making it convenient to access the tool alongside other data that can assist with improving site performance.”