API Announcement: Local Business Search Public Preview

API Announcement: Local Business Search Public Preview

Today, we are announcing Bing Local Business Search in public preview as our latest addition to our existing portfolio of Search APIs on the Cognitive Services platform. Bing Local Business Search API helps users search for local businesses in a given area of interest, enabling users to easily find local business information from Bing’s industry-leading index within your applications and websites.
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bingbot Series: JavaScript, Dynamic Rendering, and Cloaking. Oh My!

As we shared last week at SMX East, bingbot is generally able to render JavaScript. It can be difficult for bingbot to process JavaScript at scale on every page of every website, while minimizing the number of HTTP requests at the same time. Bing recommend dynamic rendering as a great alternative for websites relying heavily on JavaScript. Click through to learn more!
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Bing Maps goes Digital Hollywood University with MVP Daisuke Yamazaki

Bing Maps goes Digital Hollywood University with MVP Daisuke Yamazaki

Microsoft MVP, Daisuke Yamazaki specializes in Bing Maps and evangelizes mapping inside and outside of the classroom. As Associate Professor teaching web technologies at Digital Hollywood Graduate School, Yamazaki has built a website for students that publicly offers anyone the resources and tools to easily get started with Bing Maps – BingMaps Go!
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bingbot Series: Optimizing Crawl Frequency

In part 2 of our bingbot series Principal Software Engineering Managing of the crawl team Cheng Lu shares one example of how we’ve optimized our processes to maximize crawl efficiency for large web sites whose content remains static, or unchanging.
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bingbot Series: Maximizing Crawl Efficiency

What does the bingbot do and why does Bing need it? This is the first article in the series related to bingbot dand how we are focused on improving the bingbot crawler over the next 18 months. Discover what the bingbot is and what some of the challenges are with trying to manage expectations of webmasters and content systems at scale when they all have different views on the frequency of which their sites are crawled.
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New Enhancements to Bing Custom Search

New Enhancements to Bing Custom Search

Today we are happy to announce the release of additions and enhancements to the Bing Custom Search product. These new additions will enable developers and non-developers to further harness the power of the web by allowing them to build an even more powerful and customizable search experience.
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