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Bing Ads Get Inline Editorial Appeals, Updated Keyword Research Tool Bing Ads Get Inline Editorial Appeals, Updated Keyword Research Tool

Microsoft announced a couple of updates to Bing Ads, including inline editorial appeals, and an improved keyword research tool. The former provides two new views in the Bing Ads Editor where advertisers can appeal all of the rejected items in …

Bing Wants You To Let It Know What Pages “Best Represent You” (And Your Friends) Bing Wants You To Let It Know What Pages “Best Represent You” (And Your Friends)

Bing recently launched Bing Tags, promising to help you “get noticed,” and “show up better on Bing”. The feature lets Bing users tag themselves and their friends in pages around the web, and see what pages their Facebook friends have …

Here’s A “Deep Review” Of Bing Webmaster Tools Here’s A “Deep Review” Of Bing Webmaster Tools
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Bing has released a webinar video featuring a “deep review” of Bing Webmaster Tools, so if you haven’t gotten familiar with it, this is probably a good place to start. It’s an hour long, and chock-full of info. Video: Bing …

Bing Adds Five Times More Facebook Content To Your Searches Bing Adds Five Times More Facebook Content To Your Searches
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Bing has launched some additions to its sidebar today, adding more content from Facebook to the already social-heavy Bing experience launched last year. “Beginning today, each person will see an average of five times more Facebook content from their friends …

Adobe: Google PLA Spend Nearly The Size Of Yahoo-Bing Spend (US) Adobe: Google PLA Spend Nearly The Size Of Yahoo-Bing Spend (US)

Kenshoo recently released some research about Google’s Product Listing Ads (PLAs), the ads that power Google Shopping. The report indicated that PLAs are more effective than text ads, with higher return on ad spend, clickthrough rates, and conversion rates and …

Bing Starts Funding Matchmaking Startup LikeBright Bing Starts Funding Matchmaking Startup LikeBright
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Bing announced today that it has added LikeBright to the Bing Fund, its “angel investor with an incubator”. Bing Fund launched in July, and then unveiled its first startups the following month. These were Buddy and Pinion. LikeBright is the …

Facebook Graph Search Retains Bing as Important Partner Facebook Graph Search Retains Bing as Important Partner

Today, at an event at their Menlo Park HQ, Facebook unveiled ‘what they’ve been working on”: Graph Search. Graph Search is Facebook’s attempt to improve the site’s search function by giving it a massive makeover. With Graph Search, Facebook says …

Bing Tests Weird Competitor Links Under Google Search Result Bing Tests Weird Competitor Links Under Google Search Result
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Well, this is interesting. Bing ran a test, placing links to Facebook, Craigslist and eBay underneath its result for google.com when the user searched “google”. Matt McGee at Search Engine Land noticed what he thought was a bug, until he …

Chandler Style Is Your Inevitable Friends/Gangnam Style Mashup of the Day Chandler Style Is Your Inevitable Friends/Gangnam Style Mashup of the Day

You thought Gangnam Style was dead, didn’t you? Well, it kind of is – at least according to PSY. But fear not, another dance craze is ready to rise up and take its place. OPPA CHANDLER STYLE. Comedy Central UK …

When Bing Gets Paid For Shopping Results, It’s A “Happy Accident” When Bing Gets Paid For Shopping Results, It’s A “Happy Accident”
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Last month, Bing launched an attack campaign against Google Shopping, called “Don’t Get Scroogled“. Microsoft’s search engine has consistently been calling out Google’s recent transition form an anyone-can-get-in-for-free approach to a paid inclusion approach for Shopping results, as well as …

Google Isn’t Letting Bing Have Santa All To Itself Google Isn’t Letting Bing Have Santa All To Itself

NORAD may have went the Bing/Windows route this year with its Santa Tracker, but Google isn’t going to let Microsoft have all of the fun. “While we’ve been tracking Santa since 2004 with Google Earth, this year a team of …

Bing Image Search Gets Faster And Prettier Bing Image Search Gets Faster And Prettier

Bing announced that it is rolling out some changes to Image Search, including speed improvements and a completely redesigned image viewer. “We ‘dimmed the lights’ around the photo, adding a darker look that makes it easier on the eyes and …

Bing Updates Social Sidebar On iPad Bing Updates Social Sidebar On iPad
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Bing has been tweaking its search results interface for the past week or so. First, they added people and places information to the middle column (Snapshot). After that, they launched a redesign of the social sidebar. Today, Bing has updated …

Yahoo Has A New Search Deal With AVG Yahoo Has A New Search Deal With AVG
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Antivirus maker AVG announced on Thursday that it has formed a new Search and Distribution relationship with Yahoo. AVG’s Secure Search offering is now powered by Yahoo. This is interesting, considering that Yahoo’s own search is powered by Bing. AVG …

Bing Desktop Expands To More Windows Versions, Languages Bing Desktop Expands To More Windows Versions, Languages

Bing has launched an update to Bing Desktop, expanding support to all versions of Windows, XP and higher, and adding four languages. Bing Desktop v1.1 lets you go back through 9 days worth of Bing homepage images and set them …

U.S. November Search Engine Rankings: Google And Microsoft Up, Yahoo Down U.S. November Search Engine Rankings: Google And Microsoft Up, Yahoo Down

comScore has put out its monthly search engine rankings for the United States, looking at the month of November. Google sites made up 67% of explicit core search queries conducted, up 0.1% from October, according to the firm. Explicit core …

Santa Will Be Bingin’ It This Year Santa Will Be Bingin’ It This Year
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Earlier this week, NORAD released a Windows 8 version of its popular Santa tracker app just in time for the holidays. Now it appears that Windows 8 won’t be the only contribution to NORAD’s annual tradition as Bing is now …

Bing Redesigns The Social Sidebar Bing Redesigns The Social Sidebar

Bing announced today that it has redesigned the social sidebar, the third column of the three-column design it launched for its search results pages earlier this year. “Today we’re rolling a new streamlined design for our social sidebar feature making …

Microsoft Brings SkyDrive To Xbox 360 Microsoft Brings SkyDrive To Xbox 360

The Xbox 360 is quickly turning into a bastion of Microsoft products and services. The gaming console already has Internet Explorer and Bing, but now it’s getting Microsoft’s cloud service – SkyDrive. Microsoft announced this morning that SkyDrive will be …

Bing Adds People And Places To Middle Column Bing Adds People And Places To Middle Column

Bing announced today that it is adding a couple new types of information to the middle column of its three-column design: people and landmarks. Earlier this year, Bing launched the new design. The middle column (which Bing refers to as …

Bing Has A New “Scroogled” Video Bing Has A New “Scroogled” Video
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Bing keeps going on about this Scroogled thing. Now, they’ve put out a new video. Accompanying the video on the search engine’s blog is the following explanation: “Last week we launched the ‘Scroogled’ campaign to educate average people about what …