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Bing expands Facebook “Liked Results”

Discussion in 'Bing' started by sar420, Feb 24, 2011.

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    From the official Bing Blog:

    A few months ago, we announced an exciting partnership with Facebook to make search more social. As part of that work, we introduced Liked Results, which promotes links your friends have publicly liked or shared via Facebook. Today we are extending Liked Results to annotate any of the URLs returned by our algorithmic search results to all users in the US.

    While we are very excited to talk about our next development, we’re all aware that it’s all part of a longer journey. This is the first time in human history that people are leaving social traces that machines can read and learn from, and present enhanced online experiences based on those traces. As people spend more time online and integrate their offline and online worlds, they will want their friends’ social activity and their social data to help them in making better decisions. Integrating with Twitter data 16 months ago was one step, and exploring Facebook’s rich streams is another.

    If your friends have publicly liked or shared any of the algorithmic search results shown on Bing, we will now surface them right below the result.

    Read more...

    What do you think of this move? I have a feeling this going to help Bing get up the ladder..of course its still way behind Google but the distance between the two will become lesser. And since Google is now competing with both Microsoft and Facebook, its going to be an interesting battle with more interesting moves coming in future
    SEMrush
     
    sar420, Feb 24, 2011 IP
    SEMrush
  2. tenev

    tenev Active Member

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    what battle, why do people always like war ._.

    bing will get a bit bigger, thats all, no battle or war :)
     
    tenev, Feb 24, 2011 IP
  3. sar420

    sar420 Notable Member

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    You must be a Buddhist...
     
    sar420, Feb 24, 2011 IP
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    good going Bing!
    please beat google :mad:
     
    ska_defender, Feb 24, 2011 IP
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    Sounds interesting. It'd be nice to see another search engine rise to the top, hopefully bing can do that.
     
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    Not sure how effectively it will work in practice, and what kind of an impact it will have. I assume we would have to be signed into facebook while searching on bing to see 'liked' listings? Does this also mean that Bing will have behind the scene access to crawl all of facebook's pages?
     
    hhsaus, Feb 24, 2011 IP
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  8. sar420

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    I don't think you'll have to be logged in to see the liked pages. I think the likes will count more like votes..like backlinks usually count as votes for SEO today. So basically if you had an article on a topic which got 1000+ facebook likes probably your site will rank high for the keywords in your title and content.
     
    sar420, Feb 26, 2011 IP
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    I don't think they are doing that. Not at least from the example they have given. When searching on bing you will be able to see what sites your friends 'liked' (if any liked sites match your search query). "If your friends have publicly liked or shared any of the algorithmic search results shown on Bing, we will now surface them right below the result."
    Take a look at the sample serps. There is no change in serps, just the friends pictures and names under the site they 'liked'.

    So i am just curious how can they tell who your friends are? Do we need to be logged in, or does facebook let them crawl all of their pages, and provide some info that bing can use to personaly identify those searching on bing.
     
    hhsaus, Feb 26, 2011 IP
  10. EngineerofSuccess

    EngineerofSuccess Well-Known Member

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    That's a good way of Bing boosting their search engine rankings.
     
    EngineerofSuccess, Feb 26, 2011 IP
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    I do not see the winner in this competition, but I'm sure that people will make their choice. And the connection with social networks it's a good step for Bing in deed.
     
    Warner, Feb 27, 2011 IP
  12. sar420

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    I figured you're right with your analysis. But if people have to be logged in to facebook for this then its a very stupid move
     
    sar420, Feb 27, 2011 IP
  13. EngineerofSuccess

    EngineerofSuccess Well-Known Member

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    Bing has come a long way since they launched their search engine
     
    EngineerofSuccess, Feb 27, 2011 IP
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    yah hope bing will be better
    i hate the google selfish
    :mad:
     
    floydspence956, Feb 28, 2011 IP
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    Competition is always good for consumers as we are the ones who are going to benefit from that right ;). Let them compete and bring for us some good results :)
     
    krishnaegurus, Feb 28, 2011 IP
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    China Morden Lifestyle Peon

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    we could not overlook bing anymore
     
    China Morden Lifestyle, Jul 28, 2011 IP
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    I hope you are just taking the word battle out of context. If you are seriously against the likes of Google and Bing competing you should get the hell off of this forum and go apply for a government job.
     
    cashmirrors, Jul 28, 2011 IP
  18. drhowarddrfine

    drhowarddrfine Peon

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    Why are you guys responding to a five month old thread?
     
    drhowarddrfine, Jul 29, 2011 IP
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    Ironically, you just did that too
     
    sar420, Jul 29, 2011 IP
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    No, I responded to a 7-hour post, not the thread.
     
    drhowarddrfine, Jul 29, 2011 IP