13 November 2009

Bing comes out of Beta! Why now and what can you expect?

Yesterday (November 12th) Microsoft announced that Bing had finally come out of Beta stage in the UK. So what has prompted Microsoft to remove the Beta tag and effectively announce their satisfaction with Bing in the UK? The answer, it seems, lies in localised search: “We promised to remove (the Beta tag) only once our experience would differ from the …

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29 June 2009

Host Crowding issues re-emerge?

As I was searching online  at the weekend I noticed that some searches were showing several results from the same domains. Now of itself that’s not a big deal and if relevancy is spot on so what? But of course by allowing a couple of sites to dominate the rankings is that what the search engines should be aiming for? …

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28 May 2009

Searching to the sound of Bing – Microsoft’s New Search Engine

On the 3rd of June, Microsoft are hoping the internet will be searching to a new sound, when they launch their new search engine, Bing. Bing is Microsoft’s biggest move to date in challenging Google at becoming leaders of semantic search, a search engine which revitalises and rebrands their tired Microsoft Live Search with the following new features: Interface For …

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5 November 2008

SMX London 2008 – Day 2 Session 4

The final session of the day was entitled "Search 3.0 – Local search and blended results". Big stat to start you off with – 30 – 40% of all searches have local intent. Heini van Bergen of Tribal Internet Marketing took an over-view look at the emerging dominance of local search, and talked about some of the criteria for getting …

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