David Iwanow shared with me on Twitter a new feature from Bing that shows a new search result snippet box named "popular content." It looks like an expanded and more visual version of sitelinks in the search results. The weird part, this is in addition to the search snippet having site links.Here are some examples from @davidiwanow and @glenngabe:I am able to replicate both of these examples. Forum discussion at Twitter. … [Read more...] about Bing Search Results Snippets Adds “Popular Content” Box
Aaron Bradley, the markup king, posted on Google+ that Bing updated their structured data documentation to now support ClaimReview. ClaimReview "annotations should be used to convey that the page contains fact check information. This may be used to display enhanced captions on Bing that help convey this information to users."Google launched something similar, or exactly the same, in October 2016 when all the fake news and facts issues were surrounding the election process. Bing was a bit delayed but now they have it.Aaron said "while there's been no official announcement yet from Bing, this strongly suggests that, like Google, Bing will start to annotate search results with fact check information." Indeed.Forum discussion at Google+. … [Read more...] about Bing Supports ClaimReview For Fact Checking Markup
Bing quietly announced on Twitter that if you search for [on this day] in Bing you may just get an historical knowledge box showing you important and historical events that happened on this day in the past.For example, today Bing shows these four events:Esperanto introduced FBI's origins Disney's 'Alice' premieres' The Hustle' hits #1There is a calendar selector at the top to change the date and you can share this knowledge and search result on Facebook or Twitter.Pretty cool search feature Bing, Google does not yet have it.Forum discussion at Twitter. … [Read more...] about Bing Offers Historical Knowledge Box: Search “On This Day”
Ryan Hayes posted on Twitter that Microsoft Bing will be crawling the web for PWAs and will then decide to "auto-ingests quality" PWAs into the Windows store. He posted this based on what Microsoft said at the Microsoft Edge Web Summit.Here is the tweet:This may be a big thing for both Microsoft and Bing. Emily Grossman said "Boom!" with excitement. Because right now PWAs are growing fast but still early on in their adoption by core developers. If Google did something similar, which they might, who knows, it would be even bigger. Google is strongly behind PWAs, Progressive Web Apps, and it will be interesting to see how they deal with it in search and their native app stores.Forum discussion at Twitter. … [Read more...] about Bing To Crawl Web For PWAs For Inclusion In Windows App Store?
Bing offered their form of direct answers years ago but now I noticed those boxes allow you to actually edit them. Also the answers seem to be coming up more often as a WebmasterWorld thread seems to imply.Here is one result that has this direct answer, there are many...If you click on "improve this answer" you are taken to a screen where you can edit the result in more detail. It walks you through the process of updating the answer."After you're done editing, click save and become a member of the Bing Distill community," it says. Here is the title advice given to you:Your title is essential to creating a high-quality answer. Make sure to change the draft title that you see here. Use the phrases below it to help you find the best words.Make sure your title:Is in the form of a question or starts with "How to..." Uses proper capitalization (capitalize the first word and proper nouns only) Is conciseHere is the answer block advice:Write a great answerThe ideal answer is … [Read more...] about Bing Featured Snippets Direct Answers You Can Edit With Bing Distill