Bing Image Search To Offer Additional Functionality!

Apr 13, 2015 | 1,802 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Bing image search would be updated, thanks to the certain improvements initiated by Microsoft. This will offer additional functionality beyond just helping users find photos. After searching for and clicking on a photo in Bing, users will see addition options. This includes the option to view higher resolution versions of the image, or to visit a product page to buy what is featured in the image.

Bing will now also display descriptions of whatever happens to be featured in the image:

“Want to know more about a historical figure? Or learn an interesting fact about an insect? These descriptions and links will help you learn more about a wide variety of subjects. The quality of the descriptions and the number of images with one will improve significantly over time.”

Here is a complete list of new things you’ll see in Bing image search:

  • Places to buy the product in the image
  • Related searches based on the image
  • Pinterest collections with the image
  • More sizes of the image
  • Pages with the image

These new features are designed to help users learn more about what they find in image search. For site owners, this may be an opportunity to get a few more clicks from Bing search.

The company offers the following advice, if you own an e-commerce site and want to make sure your product pages are featured in relevant Bing image searches:

“If you run a shopping site and you notice that your site isn’t surfacing or would like richer information to surface, please check out this post which details the site tags we support, how we may use the information in ranking, and additional opportunities to work together to help our customers find your site to complete their task.”

Bing’s new image search has been rolled out worldwide on desktop, and will be available “in the coming weeks” on Bing’s iPhone and Android apps.

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Ritu from PageTraffic is a qualified Google Adwords Professional and Content Head at PageTraffic. She has been the spear head for many successful Search Marketing Campaigns and currently oversees Content Marketing operations of PageTraffic in India.