Bing Updates Autosuggest Feature

Remember Bing? Yes, Google has now become a verb and nobody searches online they just “Google it” but Bing is still alive, kicking, and adding new features. Bing still owns 16.5% of the search market and while it is massively dwarfed by Google, 16.5% of all searches is still a whole lot of traffic.

Bing Logo

Back in May Bing updated its Satori entity engine (source TechCrunch) to feature profiles of celebrities and influencers and to better handle natural language searches like “How many people live in California?”

Now Bing is turning the technology crank once again with another update to their engine which now includes Movies, Brands, Animals, etc. This means that you can actually triage a search gone wrong in realtime and get a preview of results before even hitting the search button, a feature that Google’s incredibly popular auto-complete feature doesn’t have yet:

Bing Autocomplete

So how does this impact you? Probably not very much since just about everyone uses Google, but, if you’ve wanted to give Bing a second chance this might be a good time to check it out.

Here’s a great question how many of my readers use Bing?

{ 7 comments… add one }

  • Michael July 17, 2013, 2:29 pm

    I don’t use it lol :p I was looking at browser statistics and 55% of the people are using Google Chrome now too and something like 15% for explorer. Google is running the internet!

  • Jason Franklin July 17, 2013, 3:46 pm

    Google has been my main source of search over the last few years, but I occasionally use Bing, Yahoo, and MSN.

  • Louise July 17, 2013, 5:54 pm

    Bing refreshes on my desktop, which I don’t like. But it’s simpler than Google. Google these days gets hung up on recording every keystroke I enter – I don’t like that! Plus, it suppresses some results. I use Bing daily, now. What a change! Bing is much faster and simpler when I search a topic of research in its News. This is what you do: copy this link into your browser, and substitute your search term, before you hit, Enter.

    http://bing.com/news/search?q=“multi screen”

    for instance,

    http://bing.com/news/search?q=“domain name”

    If I want balanced results, I have to use Bing, as well as Google. Google suppresses Microsoft articles.

  • Adi Weitzman July 17, 2013, 8:06 pm

    I haven’t used Bing all that often but I check it out from time to time. The one thing I find interesting is natural language. Interesting to follow up to see if google launches any product updates taking this into account.

  • Diana Goodwin July 17, 2013, 8:43 pm

    I always use Google. I have never used Bing but this new feature may convince me to try it out.

  • Donny July 17, 2013, 11:53 pm

    Funny thing with bing.. EMD-Exact keyword match domain names rank extremely higher on bing than does google. Now that may change but I thought it was interesting.
    At the same time it also says I don’t do enough to rank on google…lol

  • Joe July 21, 2013, 10:59 am

    Sometimes, but very little that not to my liking Windows and Internet Explorer be your most important concern of global market share, even be a strategic pact with Yahoo and Microsoft for Bing in the field of advertising.

    Who could with Google that will never know that I am going to say that Bill Gates write to me by a matter of Research & Development & Innovation can not do mine that have work for three years and write in email to @ hotmail . com well: Google, Apple. Ebay be your customers including USA this be over 2006.

    I would be proud to see that doors within companies, technology be together this is a country, after all outside doors to a different battle is to win each cusuota global market.

    Best

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