Help protect yourself from accidental index removals

Waking up to find your website, or portion of it, has been removed from a search index can be a perplexing and frightening experience. What if you could help reduce that risk by restricting access to sensitive areas of webmaster tools, and render them “read only” for assigned individuals?  Bing’s Webmaster Tools places exactly that kind of control within reach.  By managing user access levels, you can control who has...
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Testing in the Ad Platform BI Team by Lisa Liu

My name is Lisa, and I am the test manager for the Ad Platform Business Intelligence team.  I have been with Microsoft for 7 years and have been with the Ad Platform BI team for the past three and half years.  I worked in the Exchange Server team for 4 years since joining Microsoft. Prior to that, I worked in IBM as a Java JDK developer for 5 years in Austin, Texas.   I currently manage the Ad Platform Business Intelligence...
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New York Startup State of Mind

Hey all NYC startups and entrepreneurs, I’m in the city that never sleeps this week working with your ilk (and desk surfing wherever people are kind enough to let me – especially the good folks at WeWorkLabs from where I’m currently writing). There are a couple of events I’d like to tell you about if you’re in an empire state of mind: Wed, Aug17: Entrepreneurs Roundtable #38: http://er38.eventbrite.com/ At the MS...
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Bing Shopping: More Selection, Fewer Steps

Our goal at Bing Shopping is to help you find what you’re looking for in the fewest steps possible.  That starts with selection.  Over the past year, we have expanded the number available products by five times and added top brands like Nordstrom, ESPN, Tom’s Shoes, Sony Store, Babies R Us and Dick’s Sporting Goods.  Today, we are rolling out a set of features that will help you make shopping decisions even faster....
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Data Mining, Machine Learning, and Bing Testing by Ken Johnston

  We don’t share everything about the internals of how Bing operates but we have publicly shared with the world that Bing has its own version of Hadoop (also similar to Map Reduce/Google File System) that we call Cosmos and shared that we have multiple Petabytes of data on this data cloud.   One of the interesting things to think about is what testers can do to improve quality when they have massive amounts of real world data....
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Burning questions? Come talk to us at SES SF and SMX East

Join us at SES San Francisco and SMX East! Bing Webmaster, and other Bing groups such as Maps, Local, Mobile and Core Search, will be attending the shows looking to talk to folks.  We want your feedback on current features, and idea for new things you want to see us build out, so these shows are an excellent chance to talk directly to the folks who do the work inside Bing.  The Bing Booth will be prominently located, so swing by, chat...
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You love links. We love links. Build for the right reasons.

From an early stage people are taught that links are important to ranking well in the search engines.  Too many people believe that its quantity over quality. Worse yet, some folks believe success lies in selling, or buying, links.  Everyone agrees getting a good link is hard work and almost everyone has a formula for what they feel will work. Before I get into the detail in this post, I want to share a quick, recent story.  I was...
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Search Ads is Hiring!

The Creative Asset Management UI is working on re-architecting the front-end of our storage platform to support the fast changing nature of the advertising business. Our vision is to enable our users to rapidly innovate on new ad products, targeting multi-channel and multi-device, from web, mobile, all the way to the future such as Windows 8. Leveraging the latest ASP.NET MVC and jQuery technologies, our system will be able to accept new ad...
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Mall Maps and Map Search come to Bing for Mobile

Today, we’re happy to announce that we have added mall maps and map search to Bing for Mobile Browse. You may recall that we initially announced mall maps for the desktop last December. Since then we’ve been listening to your feedback and have been hard at work growing our coverage. We’re excited to share that as of today, our collection of more than 400 shopping malls is available from m.bing.com making it easier to get where...
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