Bing Search Is Down; Taking Down DuckDuckGo, Ecosia, ChatGPT Search & More

Bing Search Is Down; Taking Down DuckDuckGo, Ecosia, ChatGPT Search & More

Bing Search is currently down and/or having massive latency issues. The Bing home page loads a gray dull background, the Bing search results mostly loads errors pages and if it loads search results, those results are sparse. Plus, Bing’s APIs are down, so Microsoft Copilot and other services are down, including partners like DuckDuckGo, Ecosia, … Read more

Bing Search outages since early this morning

Bing Search outages since early this morning

Starting at around 1:30am ET, Bing Search and the sites Microsoft Bing powers, have been experiencing global and widespread outages. This leads to many Bing Searches failing, and then third-party services that rely on Bing Search, such as Copilot for web and mobile, Copilot in Windows, ChatGPT internet search, DuckDuckGo and Ecosia, also failing. Downdetector. … Read more

Google & Bing Recommend Upgrading To WordPress 6.5 To Gain Lastmod Sitemap Support

Google & Bing Recommend Upgrading To WordPress 6.5 To Gain Lastmod Sitemap Support

Google and Bing recommend that WordPress users upgrade to version 6.5, which natively supports lastmod dates in the sitemap files. In fact, Fabrice Canel from Bing says this is a “game-changer.” Gary Illyes from Google posted on LinkedIn saying, “The lastmod element in sitemaps is a signal that can help crawlers figure out how often … Read more

Bing Search Tag Filters

Bing Search Tag Filters

Microsoft is testing a way to filter your Bing Search results based on tags. The tag filter is showing up for some searchers via a tab that you can click on via the right side of the page that will expand and show you tag filter options. The tag filter options can include filter by … Read more

Former Bing AI Head, Mikhail Parakhin, Joins Perplexity Advisor Board

Former Bing AI Head, Mikhail Parakhin, Joins Perplexity Advisor Board

Mikhail Parakhin, the former head of Bing Search and Microsoft Advertising at Microsoft, has announced he is now on the advisory board for Perplexity. Perplexity is a new AI search start up, which technically would be in competition with Microsoft’s Bing Search and Copilot. Mikhail Parakhin from on X, “I’m joining the advisory board for … Read more

Meta’s AI Assistant: Reshaping SEO with Google & Bing | IMSR

Meta’s AI Assistant: Reshaping SEO with Google & Bing | IMSR

Get ready to ditch the app-hopping! Meta’s AI assistant, powered by the impressive Llama 3 model, is changing the search game by integrating real-time results from both Google and Bing. This innovative move signifies a major leap forward in AI assistant capabilities and their potential impact on how we find information online. Meta’s AI assistant: … Read more

Microsoft Advertising Bing Ads Carbon Neutral Label Now Green

Microsoft Advertising Bing Ads Carbon Neutral Label Now Green

Microsoft Advertising, the ads you see in Bing, have these “Marketing with Purpose Attributes” ad labels with carbon-neutral labels. Those labels used to be gray, but now Bing has them in a dark green, which makes them way more visible. This change was spotted by Khushal Bherwani who posted about this on X – here … Read more

Microsoft Testing Clear Distinction Between Free & Paid Search Results On Bing

Microsoft Testing Clear Distinction Between Free & Paid Search Results On Bing

Microsoft’s disclosure of search ads on Bing has not been the greatest, honestly, in many cases, worse than Google’s disclosures. Recently, however, Bing has been testing a clearer distinction between its ads and organic free listings. Frank Sandtmann spotted this and posted about it on Mastodon and after fiddling with it enough, I was able … Read more

Did Google really lose search market share to Microsoft Bing in April?

Did Google really lose search market share to Microsoft Bing in April?

Statcounter has updated its search engine market share stats for April – and the results are shocking. If they’re true. I’m doubtful – but hoping Statcounter will confirm whether these numbers are indeed accurate. By the numbers. Google’s U.S. search market share in the U.S. fell to 77.52% in April, down from 86.94% in March and … Read more

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