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Microsoft Bing Adds Green Secure Label To Search Results

This seems to be a test, I see a green “secure” label in the Microsoft Bing search results for search results that are over HTTPS. I don’t believe even Google ever tested a secure label in the search results, although Google does have an HTTPS ranking boost. Here is a screen shot: I was tipped off on this by Frank Sandtmann, someone who sends me […]

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Loser: Google Images vs Bing Images

I have been watching the Google and Bing Image search results all weekend for the search term [loser]. I mean, this is the type of stuff that would normally be polluted with the political hacks and commentary. But I got to say, Google has not taken the bait. Bing has, a bit, but not Google. Here are screen shots from both search engines as of […]

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Bing Search APIs Are Moving To Azure Marketplace

Bing announced on the search blog that the Bing Search APIs are moving from Azure Cognitive Services Platform to Azure Marketplace. This is actually going to be a three-year process for those who are actively using the APIs on Azure Cognitive Services Platform, so you got time. The Bing Search API Team wrote “beginning October 31st, 2020, provisioning of any new instances of Bing Search […]

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Microsoft Bing Team Working Harder & Longer While Working At Home

So it looks like the employees at Microsoft are going to be working from home through July 2021, like Google and many other companies. So I asked if that impacted the Microsoft Bing team and Frederic Dubut of Microsoft said if anything, he and his team are working harder and longer hours. Frederic first posted about his experience working from home on Twitter: Over that […]

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Microsoft Bing May Be Having Search Indexing Issues

Over the past few weeks, I have been seeing some reports that Microsoft Bing is having their own indexing issues. Meaning, Bing is not indexing pages like it use to for its search engine. In fact, I am told Microsoft has confirmed the issue with CloudFlare engineers and it is on Microsoft’s side to fix. Some thought it had to do with CloudFlare being blocked, […]

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Bing Tests Mouse Over Favicons In Search Result Snippets

This is a cute user interface test from Bing, where when you hover your mouse cursor over the title of a search result snippet, it then shows the favicon of the site on the left of that title. This was spotted by Frank Sandtmann, who shares things with me all the time via email and is sadly not on Twitter. He made this GIF of […]

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Bing Now Microsoft Bing With Curved Logo

After a couple of months of testing, Microsoft made it official and rebranded Bing to Microsoft Bing. Bing also has this new curved logo it is sporting, which it began testing in April of this year. If you go to Bing.com, you will see the Microsoft Bing name and Microsoft logo. Microsoft wrote “that’s why starting today, you will see a shift in product to […]

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Bing AI Autosuggest, People Also Ask, Intelligent Answers & More AI Improvements

The folks at Bing posted a blog post showcasing some of the “next waves” of improvements around their deep learning and artificial intelligence techniques that help improve Bing Search. Bing highlighted improvements to autosuggest, people also ask, intelligent answers and captions. Here is Frederic Debut’s tweet about it: How we keep improving @Bing with #DeepLearning:– Smarter Autosuggest ?– More diverse questions in “People Also Ask” […]

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Bing Tests Open Links In New Tab Toggle

Bing Search is testing an open links in new tab toggle feature directly at the top of its search results page. Frank Sandtmann shared this with me via email yesterday and I was able to replicate it. But not everyone is seeing it, so it does seem like a test. Here is a GIF of it in action (click it to enlarge): I personally do […]

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Bing Gains Voice Search Option On Desktop Search

Bing announced it has added the ability to do voice search queries from the Bing desktop interface. The mobile interface had it for a long time, and Google had it on its desktop search since 2016. Heck Microsoft launched its voice search feature in 2007. But now it is on Bing.com on desktop. Here is a GIF of it in action that I made: If […]

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