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Bing Results Starting To Include Twitter Trends

Trending topics flagged in Bing's search results.

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Bing has started to deliver Twitter trending topics in its search results in recent months, according to recent reports. Bing searches for topics that are trending on Twitter will sometimes bring up results that include a “TRENDING” box showing how many times a particular topic has been tweeted within a certain span of time.

While Google’s relationship with Twitter has been rocky in recent months, Bing seems to be getting along with Twitter just fine. Last month they hinted at something “pretty interesting” in the near future. It looks like this may be it.

Though the integration of Twitter trending topics has apparently been around since October, it has not reached widespread deployment yet. An attempt to test it by searching each of the current top US trending topics yielded no results.

If and when Bing deploys this feature fully, it could be a significant point in their favor. At present Google doesn’t have anything like this, and it’s definitely a useful and interesting feature.

Have you seen Twitter trending topics in your Bing search results? Do you like it? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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Bing Results Starting To Include Twitter Trends
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  • http://www.strategicrevenue.com John

    I just noticed this today for the first time on the term for my brand. The weird thing is that my brand actually isn’t trending on Twitter from what I can see, so bing must be looking at something other than a specific term that’s trending, maybe the appearence of a specific URL. Petty interesting. I admit I don’t keep watch on MSN all too much becuase they do not deliver enough traffic to really care, but it does seem to be getting a little better. What difference that will actually make though is likely minimal.