The Walking Dead: Stagger-On Role Sweepstakes Presented by Bing

  Now, you too can be a zombie on The Walking Dead. Bing is celebrating the season premiere of this the break out show with a spooky new video, which will air during the premier of The Walking Dead, and sponsoring a contest where you can channel your inner zombie to appear on an upcoming episode. We’re teaming with AMC to give one lucky winner a stagger-on role in The Walking Dead: Season 3. Get transformed into a fleshing-eating dead...
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Craft Test Dummies Join #BingIt to Share DIY Tips for Fall

  Jenny Barnett Rohr is a self-taught craftista and the brains behind the nationally renowned do-it-yourself site Craft Test Dummies. Jenny believes that creativity is innate and that when you tell your inner critic to just shut up already you can have a lot of fun and learn something about yourself. In that spirit, she will be chatting with the BingIt team about ways to unlock your inner crafter this Fall. You’re invited to join the...
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Bing Teams with Celebrity Stylists to Help You Shine This Halloween without Spending a Fortune

  It’s shaping up to be a Do-It-Yourself kind of Halloween. According to a recent Bing Survey, nearly 40 % of people said they are abandoning store-bought outfits in favor of making their own costumes this year. 43% of people believe that purchasing a Halloween costume for one night is too expensive (nearly a four-fold increase over last year.) In fact, many people are ditching store bought outfits altogether and embracing their...
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Windows Phone 7.5: Bing(o) on Mango

  As the Windows Phone 7.5 update, code name “Mango,” rolls out to customers, we are excited to get our hands on what is an elegant, intuitive experience that places the user at the center of the experience. Not surprisingly, what excites us the most is what the team has done with Bing on the new Windows Phone experience. With that in mind, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite features: Beyond the Search Box Bing on...
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Deciding on a Movie? Real Steel Packs a Punch

Today Real Steel hits theaters, a classic story pitting the innovative challenger with heart, against an entrenched incumbent. A movie we can get behind. Starring Hugh Jackman, Real Steel follows a boxer who is forced to retire as people are replaced in the ring by robots. When he has difficulty making a living, he reluctantly teams up with his son Max to build a robot that can fight his way to the championship. In anticipation of the release...
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Managing redirects – 301s, 302s and canonicals

Almost every website will reach a point when they need to implement redirects.  Whether it’s because you moved content around, or you’re moving to a new domain, redirects can help you keep the traffic flowing, pass the value URLs have been assigned by the engines and help keep bookmarks working for your loyal visitors. You don’t need to fear implementing redirects, but you should understand which is best to use and their...
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Start Your Engines: Car Decisions Just Got Easier

  Car buying can present one of the most challenging decisions you’ll ever make.   From make and model to safety rating and fuel efficiency, the number of factors to weigh can be overwhelming.   To help you find the perfect car based on your specific needs, we recently rolled out updates to Bing Autos that let you quickly browse cars based on what matters to you.  Whether you’re looking for a new car or a...
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The Recessionista Joins #BingIt to Share Tips for “Living the Good Life for Less”

Mary Hall, author of The Recessionista Blog, is an internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less. The blog is dedicated to helping fashionistas everywhere in their quest to survive the economic downturn in style. You’re invited to join the conversation on Wednesday, October 5th from 12-1 PM Pacific/3-4 PM Eastern and ask Mary for her advice on how to find great shopping deals for less. To participate...
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How to build a social following

With social playing such an important role today in your overall online marketing efforts, it’s important to get things right the first time.  As the old saying goes, first impressions matter.  Getting a do-over in today’s face-paced online business environment is tough, especially when everything you do is recorded, archived and essentially available to anyone willing to search almost forever. Now you might be tempted to...
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@Bing “Decide Your Local Hotspot” and Win a Windows Phone

With the “Mango” update for Windows Phone starting to roll out this week, we thought it would be timely to give five lucky people a brand new Samsung Focus running Windows Phone 7 to celebrate. Today (September 29th), we will be tweeting simple questions from the @Bing Twitter handle asking you to decide which local hotspot is your favorite. Let us know a favorite restaurant, watering hole or music venue in your hometown. For a chance...
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