Tag Archives: Bing

Microsoft Monday: Today's Google Free Alternative

As part of our Google Free Mondays series this month, today is the day to try Microsoft’s Windows Live. Wait, wasn’t it Google Free Fridays this month? Yes, but I changed it to Mondays. And why do we hate Google so much we’re telling people not to use it? We …

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Live Search Now Supporting Sitemaps Autodiscovery Via Robots.txt File

This morning I reported at the Search Engine Roundtable that Microsoft Live Search is finally now supporting sitemaps via autodiscovery. Microsoft will only use your sitemaps file if it is listed in your robots.txt file. You cannot currently ping Microsoft or upload your sitemaps file to Microsoft. Microsoft, along with …

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MSN Is Back! At Least As Button On Live.com

Just over a year ago, MSN seemed like the brand Microsoft wanted to deny ever existed. Almost like some embarrassing former leader of a country, the MSN name was excised or replaced in favor of the new Windows Live brand. But now MSN is back on Live.com, in the form …

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Live Search Is On A "Positive Trajectory" Says Microsoft

Microsoft says its Web search on “positive trajectory” from Reuters reports Kevin Johnson, president of Microsoft’s platforms and services group, saying Live Search is on a “positive trajectory.” He said in an interview: Over the next 12 months, we’ve got a very aggressive engineering plan with multiple releases of search …

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Microsoft Launches Experimental Search Site Tafiti

Built on its new Silverlight application, Microsoft last night released a new, experimental search site dubbed “Tafiti,” which means “do research” in Swahili. You’ll need to download Silverlight to use the engine, which offers a richer “visualization” of Microsoft Live search results. It offers Web, RSS, image, news and book …

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Hitwise: Google's Lead Growing, Searches Getting Longer

Google’s share of the U.S. search market continues to grow according to Hitwise data released today. (PDF download) Google’s market share rose from 72.11% in February to 72.39% in March, while both Yahoo and Live Search saw declines. Year-over-year numbers are also in Google’s favor: It’s up 8% over March …

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9/11, Google & The Internet

As everyone knows, today is the 8th year anniversary of the terrible 9/11 attacks. Many people, companies and organizations are doing things to remember the day. A lot of people are asking why there is no logo from Google for today. The quick answer is that Google does not do …

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Bing Maps Steals The Cool Crown From Google

Microsoft has had a collection of mapping tools and assets that haven’t been fully utilized or received the play (or usage) of Google Maps. But in an announcement today Bing Maps breaks new ground in online mapping even as it plays a bit of catch up with Google. First, Bing …

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