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  1. Improve relevance of search results for programmers

    Right now when searching for a programming question, e.g. "How to do X given Y in language Z", Google's results tend to be a lot more relevant to answering the question quicker. I really like Bing, but when programming I have to switch to Google due to this.

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      19 comments  ·  API-Developer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hello, thanks for the suggestion. We are actively working on this. Our team is dedicated to improving ranking of technical queries. It will really help us if you can submit specific queries using the Bing Feedback link at the bottom right of bing.com. Thanks and keep your great ideas coming!

    • Force SafeSearch with IP Address

      Google has a separate IP address that will resolve search quarries with SafeSearch only. This can easily allow administrators to redirect DNS searches for "Google.com" to the SafeSearch enforced Google website. This provides a wonderfully effective means of explicit content filtering. All devices under that router can be maximally protected from undesired search results. Redirecting is easy for the home user using DD-WRT or Tomato router firmware.

      I would like Bing to implement this effective solution. Otherwise there is no way to securely protect users and family.

      I encourage users to also use OpenDNS Family Shield to protect other content…

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        10 comments  ·  API-Developer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hi everyone

        Just a quick updated to let you know that the Bing Team is investigating an endpoint that will provide only strict search results but we do not have an ETA as yet. Will post an update once we have one.
        Thanks and please continue to provide other ideas you might have to make Bing a great search engine.

      • Offer a custom site search like Google does

        Google offers a custom search engine feature to add to websites. I despise Google and don't want this on my site. Please offer this for Bing! Googles: https://www.google.com/cse/

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          6 comments  ·  API-Developer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Thanks for the idea. Currently we do not offer a similar solution. A similar result can be built using the Bing Search API (https://datamarket.azure.com/dataset/5BA839F1-12CE-4CCE-BF57-A49D98D29A44), however this does require more work than the simpler solution you noted from our competitor. While we can’t promise to build a similar solution, this request will be added to our list of requests discussed with management as we make decisions on where to invest resources next.

          Please continue to submit ideas to make Bing a great product!

        • Allow developers to implement Widgets

          As a developer, and a website owner, I would love the to have the ability to implement widgets that will appear inside Bing.

          Widgets such as the URL Encoder (https://www.bing.com/search?q=url+encoder&pc=MOZI&form=MOZLBR) and Color Selector (https://www.bing.com/search?q=color+selector&qs=AS&pq=color+sele&sc=8-10&sp=1&cvid=B6D1E9D0C8A543BB91E24BD531F4D29B&FORM=QBRE) are great and extremely useful. However, we can't wait for Microsoft and the Bing team to implement all the cool stuff.

          Let the community submit Widgets into some form of "marketplace" and "adopt" those that are well regarded/implemented/likes...

          34 votes
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            1 comment  ·  API-Developer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Recognise Schema.org structured data encoded in JSON-LD

            Currently using the Bing Markup Validator (beta) https://www.bing.com/webmaster/diagnostics/markup/validator Schema.org data marked up using JSON does not appear as valid - it does on the Google Structured data testing tool...(https://developers.google.com/structured-data/testing-tool/)

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              We've read your feedback  ·  1 comment  ·  API-Developer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              (Feedback Channel, Bing) responded

              Great idea, and thanks for the suggestion. Our Bing team will investigate its feasibility and we will provide an update then.
              In the meantime, please continue to add more ideas :-)

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                1 comment  ·  API-Developer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Improving Programming questions results for software engineers.

                Tie up with websites like stackoverflow,daniweb,codeproject, roseindia etc. Programmers prefer Google because results are better. Bing can't keep waiting for people to search more and results become better.

                1) They need to provide better results or atleast on right side of the search from above websites.

                2) They can directly provide the content of first result on the right side,so that people know the result is good.

                15 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  API-Developer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Using data directly from stack overflow has licensing implications, although Bing already uses a lot of annotation data from stack overflow at the moment which should serve the purpose of informing users about the quality of content and it’s ability to satisfy user intent. We will continue to investigate this to address your feedback.
                  Thanks for the suggestion, and please continue coming back to this site and providing other ideas.

                • Contextual Search by Window

                  Search results and predictions should use information from other tabs / searches made in the window. If I have a tab open with a python tutorial, when I open a new tab and search string, I want results about string type in python. When I do the same search in a window that I have been doing research for a camping trip in, I want results about the sort of string you can tie knots with.

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                    0 comments  ·  API-Developer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • improve Bing on Windows Phone

                    i use a Windows Phone and every time i try to access Bing from my phone, it takes me to the Cortana default screen and i am unable to access my dashboard or see my reward points status. please ensure that Cortana has an option to display the Bing dashboard

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                      1 comment  ·  API-Developer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Better SEO for AngularJS SPA / AJAX without need PhantomJS and NodeJS

                      Nowadays the developers we need to intercept the web crawler requests and forward to an other project with NodeJS and phantomJS. It is an ugly process. Could you do something?

                      Thanks in advance!

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                        0 comments  ·  API-Developer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Embed code for stock charts

                        It would be handy if users could get an embed code for the Bing Finance stock charts. That way, users could embed your charts into their blogs. Users get nice charts. You get traffic to Bing when readers click on the chart.

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                          0 comments  ·  API-Developer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add Washington, DC to State drop down list

                          Your search options do not list Washington, DC as a State. Technically, it's not (yet), but it should be listed in drop down menus because we are still in the United States.

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                            We've read your feedback  ·  2 comments  ·  API-Developer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add bing suggestions to API

                            Bing currently has the best suggestions for Movies/TV that I have ever seen - it beats Google and even the dedicated IMDB. I'd say the same for basically anything that has a courasel. But onto the point - those courasel results should be available in the API, as far as I know, currently the only related results you can get from the API are like turning "Game of Thrones" into "Game of Thrones season 2" etc. This would be an awesome feature for developers.

                            6 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  API-Developer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make the bing app more like internet explorer.

                              I would love to use the bing app on my android phone as my default web browser so that I can use bing search but the way the app is now it is too hard to navigate websites. Why not integrate a mobile internet explorer into the bing search app so that people can really use bing away from home.

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                              • Tie Bing into the Marvel Comics API

                                Tie Bing into the Marvel Comics API so Bing can surface comic related questions using Cortana, this would be a Killer feature to have. For instance I could Bing a question about who is Iron Mans foes, and it could tell me. This feature would have fanboys flocking to bing over google if yo beat them to it first, Please this is a feature that would delight users!!!!!

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                                  0 comments  ·  API-Developer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Engineer / Technology Partner / Power User

                                  Engineer / Technology Partner / Power User

                                  Engineers and Developers should not be restricted by a dumbed down interface tailored for the consumer market. We are being heavily restricted. The search engine in our manual these days (RTFM) as everything is dynamic and changes. We embrace the changes as it makes everything better, stronger, and faster, but there are so many changes that our manuals go out of date rapidly, thus we use the search engine.

                                  StackOverflow, for example, was a great site, but now sucks because the moderators are border-line NAZIs. I want to permanently filter them out of…

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                                    We've read your feedback  ·  1 comment  ·  API-Developer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Bing Personal Assistant

                                    I would like to see Bing take on the possibility of becoming a digital personal assistant. This would need to be easy, advanced, and secure to use. Anything from scheduling, calendar reminders, map travel times, organizing information (such as digital tickets) will be super helpful.

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                                      0 comments  ·  API-Developer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add WHOIS command response

                                      One day I want to find whois data for a domain. And it would be a great idea if Bing or Cortana answers "whois example.com" by themselves in the search result.

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                                        We've read your feedback  ·  1 comment  ·  API-Developer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • A bing webmaster UWP.

                                        A uwp that I can open on my Lumia to see how my sites doing. Having to do so on a browser is tedious. Plus a better aesthetic to bing webmaster would be nice aswell

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                                          We've read your feedback  ·  0 comments  ·  API-Developer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Bing should have a forum section to discuss some unsearchable things.

                                          I liked Bing more if it had forum or question and answer type column also where we could ask and get answers for complicated things.

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                                            0 comments  ·  API-Developer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Hi Raghotham

                                            Interesting idea, and thanks for sharing this with us. We haven’t seen it getting a lot of votes compared to the other ideas, so will continue monitoring it to help us decide on which ones to prioritize.
                                            In the meantime, please do continue sharing other ideas that you might have, and thanks for being a loyal Bing user.

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