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  • Blog Post: Discovering Sitemaps

    When we first teamed up with Google and Yahoo to support sitemaps as an industry standard , it was with the express intention of driving the protocol forward. Making it into a simple, effective way to tell all search engines about the structure of your site. Today, I'm happy to announce the latest...
  • Blog Post: Live Search Books: Now with In-Copyright Content

    Today we're delighted to announce the availability of in-copyright book content in the Beta version of Live Search Books ! For hundreds of years books have been the repositories for the world’s most trusted, authoritative knowledge. But until recently, books have been invisible to the world’s search...
  • Blog Post: Smart Motion Preview and SafeSearch

    One of the things we noticed in looking at how customers use search is the number of times people clicked the Back button in their browser soon after clicking on a search result. When we dug into this, we found that people who clicked on the Back button quickly often did so because they were disappointed...
  • Blog Post: The Top of Live Search for 2006

    Live Search went live in 2006, and it has been a great year for us and our users searching the Web. With the year drawing to a close, we decided to put together lists of the top searches for 2006. These lists are the result of studying our anonymous logs for the most searched queries in all the countries...
  • Blog Post: Live Search for Mobile Launches at 3GSM

    Searching for Love? Or Just Love to Search? On the bus home from work, Jim realizes it’s Valentine’s Day and he hasn’t prepared any dinner plans with his wife Katie! Instead of panicking, he pulls out his Windows Mobile device and opens Live Search for mobile. He navigates the Categories list...
  • Blog Post: 8 Ways to Search on Windows 8: Start and Search Charm

    Windows 8 is here and we couldn’t be more excited. In fact we’re so excited, we’re kicking off a series in which we’ll showcase 8 ways to use Bing on Windows 8. Check back here on Wednesdays and Thursdays, to see how we’ve reimagined search to be fast, fluid and built...
  • Blog Post: Search Macros: LinkfromDomain

    Now that Zach’s given you the user-friendly introduction to how macros work, let me take you on a tour of the gears and inner workings that we expose in our advanced syntax. These operators allow you to do some really interesting things with macros. A New Operator We have one new, very exciting...
  • Blog Post: Evolving Search on Facebook

    Almost two-and-a-half years ago, Bing and Facebook started down a path to make search more social. We both firmly believed that people possess the keys to unlock a world of knowledge previously inaccessible via traditional search. There was increasingly an opportunity to improve discovery on the web...
  • Blog Post: Search is a Love Problem

    I first had the idea for this post a few years ago, when Google’s April Fool’s Day prank was to define love as a search problem and talked about how Google Romance was going to find you the person of your dreams . We wish! (Although, at one time it DID work for Rory ). But anyway, it got me thinking...
  • Blog Post: Popular New Year’s Resolutions

    Admit it... You made a few resolution this year, just like the last. In fact, you may have even stuck to a few of them. Year after year, you commit to make changes. Stop doing this... start doing that... and you know what? You're not alone! The following are some of the most popular New Year's Resolution...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft, Google, Yahoo! Unite to Support Sitemaps

    Today, we are excited to announce that Google , Microsoft and Yahoo! are coming together in support of the SiteMaps protocol. The goal of this effort is to improve search results for customers around the world. This protocol enables site owners everywhere to tell search engines about the content on their...
  • Blog Post: Bing Search Quality Insights: Whole Page Relevance

    Dr. Jan Pedersen, Chief Scientist for Core Search at Bing If you compared the results you see with Bing today with those of our search product five years ago, at first glance they might seem similar - ten blue links presented with text summaries. However, if you look closer you would see some important...
  • Blog Post: blogher 09 - July 24-25 2009 Chicago

    Bing is the proud sponsor of the fifth annual blogher conference in Chicago. Once again, it's a sold out event. When: July 23-24, 2009 Where: Chicago IL Descripition: Building on the momentum of four consecutive sold-out annual conferences, BlogHer '09 will bring bloggers from every...
  • Blog Post: Search Developer Summit 2009 (SEO) - Jane and Robot- June 12

    Bing is the proud sponsor of Search Developer Summit 2009 hosted by the fine folks at jane and robot . When: Friday June 12, 2009 from 10:00am - 6:00pm Where: Microsoft San Francisco Office - 835 Market Street, Suite 700, San Francisco, California 94103 Description: Come mix with leaders in...
  • Blog Post: TechFlash Summer BBQ & Ping Pong - July 23 2009 Seattle

    Bing is the "Presenting Sponsor" for the upcoming TechFlash summer event! Even if you're not into ping-pong, the July 23 get-together at Seattle's Georgetown Ballroom will be a great place to meet up and hang out with other technology geeks and entrepreneurs. One nice feature of the venue is that it...
  • Blog Post: nPost Networking Event

    Bing is a proud sponsor of the nPost networking event. When: Tuesday June 23, 2009 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm Where: Columbia City Theater , 4918 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118 Description: nPost Networking Event for Tech Startups is an event for tech entrepreneurs, VCs, and Angels to meet...
  • Blog Post: Why Should You Talk to a Recruiter, You Ask? I’ll Tell You - by Andrea LaCoy

    I think that everyone would agree with the statement that we live in a world that is ever changing and always evolving. The standard way of doing things in the past are being replaced with the better, faster, more efficient versions and this can been seen in almost everything we do. Making a career change...
  • Blog Post: Want to Change the World? Want to Make the Web a Better Place? by Kay Kelison

    Microsoft Bing is hiring the next innovator! We are heading to Dublin, Ireland to interview the best engineers from all over Europe for this quest! Will you be the LUCKY one? Have you ever considered relocating to the U.S.? Have you ever dreamed about completely revolutionizing the way the world interacts...
  • Blog Post: A Mountain Or A Mole Hill? By Matt

    I read an article today that mentioned some interesting metrics that I wanted to share with you: "Retailers have spent 47% more on search ads on Bing in Q4 this year than during the same time period in 2008," according to SearchIgnite . Now obviously the total numbers are still very small...
  • Blog Post: A Recruiters’ Guide for Searching On Bing, Lesson #3: Search Effectively by Kay

    Having trouble finding what you want in your searches? Keep in mind that the quality of your results depends a lot on the words that you use to search. Here are some tips to make every search more effective: Make sure that you spell search words correctly. Remember to leave a space between each word...
  • Blog Post: Gaurav Sareen: Development Manager for the Bing Search Platforms team

    Gaurav Sareen is the Development Manager for the Search Platforms team. The mission of the Search Platforms team is to "accelerate the Bing team," providing a platform for building the best in class search and directly focusing on the challenges around scale, performance, reliability and cost. Gaurav...
  • Blog Post: Meet Erez, Senior SDE with the SVC Search Technology Center – Bing Health

    I work in the knowledge domain group which is responsible for powering the Bing Health vertical. From a professional perspective, the work is challenging. The search world is ever advancing, and we are at the cutting edge of technology. But what makes Bing Health special is the feedback we are getting...
  • Blog Post: Meet Ross - the lead behind our Bing homepage

    I'm Ross Comer and I lead the team that develops the Bing homepage. Having run other parts of Bing such as News and Entertainment Search, it's very exciting to now be responsible for the homepage which is the best visual representation of the Bing brand. It is a key differentiator from our competitors...
  • Blog Post: Search Ads is Hiring!

    The Creative Asset Management UI is working on re-architecting the front-end of our storage platform to support the fast changing nature of the advertising business. Our vision is to enable our users to rapidly innovate on new ad products, targeting multi-channel and multi-device, from web, mobile, all...
  • Blog Post: A day in my life with Bing: Part 1 by Marie

    As a Microsoftie it sometimes feels like we are obligated to use the products (or at least pretend we do), but when it comes to Bing I willingly drink the Kool-Aid and eat the dog food on this one. Actually, I feel like I never close the Bing.com tab on my browser because I am always using it. Since...