Bing Knowledge Comes to Webmaster Tools

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In January we told you about our goal to bring the Power of Bing Knowledge to Webmasters. In April we followed up on that promise and announced Bing Knowledge Widget. For the first time, we empowered every webmaster to use the entity data from the Bing Knowledge repository. Since then, webmasters have added the embed code to thousands of pages to enhance their websites with the rich entity information from…
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Bing Forecasts Top Picks for the Draft

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Last week we rolled out Bing Predicts for the Brazil World Cup, giving you a quick and fun way to see our predictions on who might win each match-up.  This week, we’re extending our sports prediction experiment to the so-called lottery selections (top 14 picks) in the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) June amateur draft, an event which determines where many of the top amateur players will begin their careers. How does…
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Bing/Inc. Magazine RoadShow Sells Out In Chicago This Week

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The Bing Webmaster Tools and Inc. Magazine Roadshow scheduled for Chicago this week officially sold out earlier today! Great news for the folks who are intending to come to the Wit Hotel this Thursday! This follows a standing-room-only kickoff event in Nashville three weeks ago. The sad news is, for those in Chicago, we’re at capacity, though check for a wait list. The good news is we’ve got three more…
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Jenna Bush Hager to Join #BingIt Chat Next Tuesday

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We’re excited to have special Today Show correspondent and former educator Jenna Bush Hager join us for a #BingIt chat next Tuesday, June 17 from 9 am – 10 am PT, 12 pm – 1 pm ET.  We had the pleasure of working with Jenna recently to launch our Bing in the Classroom program, and next week we’ll chat with about her involvement in the program, her experience teaching a…
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Destination Brazil: Bing Predicts, Schedules, Scores and More

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On June 12th the ultimate soccer contest kicks off in Brazil.   It marks an amazing period where the world comes together to see which country has fielded the strongest team. To help you get the most out of the tournament, we’re rolling out a host of features on Bing. Let’s take a look at what is rolling out: Bing Predicts: Which Team Has the Best Chance of Winning? On the heels of…
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Transit Directions Now Live in Taiwan

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We are pleased to announce that transit directions are now live in Taiwan. This update affects the Bing Maps website (www.bing.com/maps) and Bing Maps Enterprise products. This is a national data feed, meaning that Bing Maps now covers 96 transit agencies in Taiwan. These agencies provided over 2.3 billion transit rides in 2013, so this is a significant addition for users.   Overall, Bing Transit now covers almost 1,300 transit…
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Sitemaps Best Practices Including Large Web Sites

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One of the key Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategies for web sites is to have high quality sitemaps helping search engines to discover and access all relevant content posted on that web site. Sitemaps offer this really simple way for site owners to share information with every search engine about the content they have on their site instead of having to rely solely on crawling algorithms (ie: crawlers, robots) to…
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Bing Overhauls Music Video Discovery

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At Bing, we never stop exploring ways to improve the search experience.  Whether it’s making small adjustments to how we present results or major changes to the user interface, we’re always looking at new approaches to help you get more done. Over the past several months, we have been working hard to develop a more natural way for people to discover and browse music videos.   One of the core insights…
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How to Launch Maps in a Universal App

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At the Microsoft //Build/ Conference last April, the Windows Phone 8.1 SDK (WP8.1) was released as a preview. With the release of this SDK one of the new templates added to Visual Studios now allows you to create universal apps. Universals apps allow you to build an app for Windows and Windows Phone while, at the same time, share code, user controls, styles, strings, and other assets between the two…
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Earn a Free $5 Gift Card a Month with Bing Rewards.

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Almost everyone is familiar with rewards, loyalty, and discount programs. Credit cards offer rewards for spending, airlines offer rewards for flight miles, and many grocery stores and gas stations offer coupon and discount programs. Did you know you could also be earning rewards just by searching the web with Bing? By searching on Bing and joining Bing Rewards, not only will you get smart, reliable search results on your phone…
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