Thursday, December 16, 2010

Can Bing Take on Google With These New Features? | WebProNews

Can Bing Take on Google With These New Features? | WebProNews

Bing introduced a handful of new features today. The one that will likely catch the most interest is the extension of its recent announcement regarding Facebook. Now, Bing will start showing you which of your Facebook friends have liked search results as they appear in your searches.

Are "likes" from your friends sprinkled into search results enough to get you to use Bing? Let us know.

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"Starting today, if your search results include a specific link that has also been 'liked' by someone in your Facebook network the link will be highlighted as 'Liked' within Bing," Microsoft's Bing team explains. "This gets especially interesting for a query like 'Xbox' where my friend 'Liked' the 'Kinect' site and while our algorithms didn't feel it was relevant enough to make it the 'answer' we reference above, we are still able to indicate that my friend liked that link that happened to show up within the results."

This will be one clear advantage that Bing has over Google in terms of regular web search. Google has done a lot involving delivering social results, but Facebook data are THE social results that matter most - at least as long as Facebook is the dominant social site that it is today. With people constantly "liking" content all over the web, this can be a great indicator of relevance on a personalized level. It's going to catch your attention when you notice your friend appear in the search results.





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2 comments:

  1. Google Tops over Bing in many aspects. There is only one way right now that can totally crush your market and and skyrocket you or your product. This is of coarse Social Media Marketing Machines Review which includes video, twitter, Face book, and so many other forms of social media.

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