Make Apps Stand Out in Search with App Linking

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You’ve focused your energy on optimizing your website to get traffic from search engines. You’ve done this with a great site structure and architecture, superb crawlability, and — of course — top notch content. More recently, you’ve been working mad hours to ensure your site shines on mobile. Perhaps you’re already mobile-friendly and are seeing the mobile-friendly label for your site in the search results. But now your company is…
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Get Ready for the Big Race with Bing Maps

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Memorial Day weekend, and the unofficial beginning of summer, is right around the corner. In addition to picnics and hanging out by the pool, a lot of people will be tuning in to watch their favorite motorsports on television. NASCAR is holding its longest race, the Coca-Cola 600, at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina and perhaps one of racing’s most prestigious races, the Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco,…
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Migrating “My Map” from Google to Bing

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Many users have asked about migrating their data to Bing Maps from Google Maps, after recent changes to the Google “My Map” feature. In this blog post, we show available solutions in Bing Maps. Getting your data out of Google “My Places” To get started, you can find your “My Map” data on Google here. Note that Google is currently giving users until June 1st, 2015 to download their data….
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Bing and “Born to Explore” take you on a virtual adventure

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During our recent Bing Fans listening tour, we heard parents and teachers say they are searching more and more for educational information to share with their kids. That’s why we are especially excited that Bing, along with Skype and Surface, is partnering with ABC television’s “Born to Explore” team to help families discover the world with the help of technology. Focused on delivering culturally rich and visually stunning stories, “Born…
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Our approach to mobile-friendly search

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Mobile search continues to surge ahead and grow as a percentage of overall internet search queries. In November 2014, we shared our plans to make significant investments towards understanding the mobile friendliness of web pages. Since then, we have been investigating various approaches that leverage mobile friendliness to deliver the best possible mobile search experience on Bing. In this update, we share details on our mobile friendliness roadmap, insights from…
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Bing gets you ready for summer blockbuster movies

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It may still be spring, but this summer’s blockbuster movies are already heating up. This past weekend we watched as Iron Man, Captain America, and Black Widow topped the U.S. box office in “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” earning nearly $200 million in ticket sales its first weekend. With many more highly anticipated titles on their way, you’re going to want the latest and most relevant information so you don’t miss…
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Recap: Bing Maps at //Build/ 2015

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First off we would like to say thanks to those who attended the Bing Maps sessions during //Build/ 2015 in person or online. We would also like to say thanks to those who came by the Bing booth and to ask us questions or to just try out the our new 3D maps on a Microsoft Perceptive Pixel device (large touch screen, predecessor of the Surface Hub). Bing Maps made…
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//build with Bing – New APIs, Bing Solutions and Developer Resources

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Each year, developers gather at Microsoft’s //build to see a showcase of fresh technology and new ideas in computing from across the company. Developers are able to hear about, and get hands-on with the latest tech and data sources to see how these advances improve the consumer experience. Several new opportunities for developers are available today, harnessing the power of Bing’s intelligence platform to make their applications more intelligent, engaging…
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Join the Bing Maps team at //Build/ 2015

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Microsoft //Build/ 2015 is taking place in San Francisco from April 29th to May 1st. If you are attending the //Build/ conference in person come meet the Bing Maps team at the Bing Booth or attend one of our sessions. If you weren’t able to get your ticket to the conference you can still watch the sessions on Channel 9. Bing Maps Sessions at //Build/ Leveraging Maps & Location in…
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Bing Maps now provides coverage of more than 3000 transit agencies

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Last week, you may have made some Earth Day resolutions such as having a greener commute. If so, we would like to help to keep your commitment by reviewing your transportation options. With coverage of more than 3000 transit agencies across 30 countries, Bing Maps can help you to plan your daily commute, or schedule your next vacation. In this Blog post we want to show the extent of our transit coverage.