Jan 19, 2013 113 reads by Navneet Kaushal

After Facebook graph search, now Bing has revamped its social sidebar with some new features. According to Bing, these features would add five times more of your Facebook friends data. This data would include comments, shared links, status updates and photos. Earlier this social sidebar did not has the details like, shared links, comments and status updates. But with the addition of all these features, now you can see what others have updated or posted related to your search.

Apart from your friends updates, you can also look for expert opinions from other sites like Twitter, Quora, Foursquare etc. Bing has also simplified the design of new social sidebar, it is easy to look for relevant information. It also has an option to comment directly form social sidebar.

One of the major concern would be the security of personal information. As per Microsoft, nothing would come automatically in the social sidebar. People who are already in you friend list would be able to see your information. Through facebook  you can also refine the privacy settings for your friends, so that they can only see what you want them to see.

Microsoft has been enhancing and adding new features to Bing. Compared to facebook graph search, Bing social sidebar is offering Facebook content along with general web search. There are speculations that it may increase the traffic on Bing, but it completely depends on users. As of now, both Bing and Facebook have launched this service in limited areas, but once it would be available for all the users across the world, it would be interesting to see, whether Bing new social sidebar features would able to affect the popularity of Facebook graph search or not.

After facebook graph search, Now Bing updated its social sidebar!, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating
Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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