Bing at Build 2014: More Personal, Intelligent and Helpful

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For Bing, the future of search is not about more search boxes – it’s about building a platform that enables applications and devices to empower people with knowledge and help them do more – not just search more. Today, we showcased work we did to enable Cortana on Windows Phone. By building a new set of Bing-powered services, we enabled a new experience that is more personal, intelligent and helpful.…

Bing is here!

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We announced the imminent arrival of Bing last week and the excitement has been building ever since. Beginning today, www.Bing.com opens its front door worldwide. Welcome! We hope you enjoy the new experience and can’t wait to hear your feedback. Want some sample queries to try? Check out “Nordstrom,” “Fedex,” “Seattle Mariners,” “Justin Timberlake,” “fitness,” “flights from SAN to JFK,” or “Canon cameras.” We think you’ll like what you find. If…

Optimizing your very large site for search

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We get asked it a lot. “How do I get more coverage for my site?” Over the past couple of weeks on the Webmaster Center blog, we have been sharing strategies for large sites to help them optimize their sites for search. The series, called “Optimizing your very large site for search,” covered four important areas we believe a large site should look at to improve its relevance and coverage:…

Managing search engine access to your content

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We at Live Search are pleased to announce another collaboration with Yahoo and Google aimed at making webmasters’ lives easier. Webmasters have long used the Robots Exclusion Protocol (REP) to control how search engines access and display their content. The REP offers an easy and efficient way to communicate with search engines, and is currently used by millions of publishers worldwide. Over the past few years, we have been working…

Our New Webmaster Portal and an Invitation to the Private Beta

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Shortly after that day in March when we had to take the “link:” operator offline, a small team was formed in Redmond. Its singular focus: to build the next-generation set of tools, content and resources for SEO professionals and webmasters (and get “link:” back in your hands). Creatively named Webmaster Portal (we’re really good at marketing), it will be a single, friendly place to find all tools and information relating…