Bing Maps Local Insights API Now Available

The Bing Maps team is happy to announce Bing Maps Local Insights API.  With the release of Bing Maps Local Search API earlier this month, we are excited to include another API to the collection.
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Know what businesses are nearby - Bing Maps Local Search API

Know what businesses are nearby - Bing Maps Local Search API

The Bing Maps Locations REST APIs help developers build rich location aware applications. Today we are pleased to announce a new addition to our Locations API – the Bing Maps Local Search API. Bing Local Search API is a simple-to-use REST API that allows you to query for businesses by name, category or free text.
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Introducing Clarity, a product to visualize user interactions at scale to optimize conversion, engagement and retention

Today, we are excited to announce the release of Clarity, an analytics product that empowers webmasters to visualize user behavior at scale to make data driven decisions on what exactly they should change and improve on their sites to optimize conversion, engagement and retention.  For this purpose, Clarity supports playback of how users interacted and used their websites. Clarity also has other typical functionalities such as heatmap and...
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bingbot Series: Getting most of Bingbot via Bing Webmaster Tools

There are multiple features in Bing Webmaster Tools that allows webmasters to check Bingbot’s performance and issues on their site, provide input to Bingbot crawl schedules and check if that random bot hitting the pages frequently is actually Bingbot or not. In part 4 of our Bingbot series, Nikunj Daga, Program Manager for Bing Webmaster Tools, revisits some of those tools and features that assists webmasters in troubleshooting and...
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Black Friday on Bing: intelligent shopping, product insights, and more

Black Friday on Bing: intelligent shopping, product insights, and more

We know that often, shopping can be a journey. You might start with a need in mind, or a few products you want to learn about. To end up with a great purchase, you need the right tools to guide you along the way. To make your holiday shopping easier, we’ve embedded Bing artificial intelligence algorithms into parts of our shopping experience to deliver results that are both relevant and organized, to help you make the most efficient...
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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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