Bing announced today that it has added new Pinterest integration to its Image Search. When users search for an image on Bing, they may see related boards from Pinterest on the right-hand side of the search results page.
"Every day Bing receives millions of searches from across the Web, and nearly 10 percent of those searches are for images," a spokesperson for Bing tells WebProNews. "With hundreds of thousands of images to choose from, finding the perfect image can be challenging. That’s why starting today, Bing will bring together curated collections of images from across the Web in new Image collections on Bing image search."
Bing says this is "only the beginning" of its exploration of ways to showcase social communities within Bing Image Search.
Earlier this year, Bing added Pinterest pinning functionality to Image Search, enabling users to pin the images they find on Bing to their boards back on Pinterest.
Pinterest itself recently added more info to article pins, potentially helping drive more web traffic to articles and blog posts. Perhaps some of this Bing image traffic will flow that way as well.