Bing Search

Welcome to the Bing Search API Forum

Categories

API Categories – Ideas and feedback for different endpoints
AutoSuggest, Image, News, Spell Check, Video, and Web

Documentation – Any ideas or suggestions for the API Reference or Documentation.

Language Support – Submit a request to have a particular language supported.

Samples & SDK Request – Let us know if you would like to see a Code sample or SDK provided.

How can we improve Bing Search APIs?

(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  1. Bug report: include subdomains in operator site:domain.com

    Example:
    site:startpagina.nl "coaching" -prikbord

    startpagina.nl is the most importend Dutch directory with 5000+ subdirectories each on a subdomain.
    the query should give back subdomains like: (in Google search).

    http://coaching.startpagina.nl/
    http://coaching-counselling.startpagina.nl/
    http://wandelcoach.startpagina.nl/

    But the query only gives back www. results like:
    https://www.startpagina.nl
    https://www.startpagina.nl/v/maatschappij/onderwijs/vraag/371779/
    https://www.startpagina.nl/v/financien-werk/carriere-werk/vraag/

    The query "site:startkable.nl" does work for site:startkabel.nl that gives back
    subdomains like:
    http://coaching-counselling.startpagina.nl/
    http://wandelcoach.startpagina.nl/

    1 vote
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      I agree to the terms of service
      Signed in as (Sign out)

      We’ll send you updates on this idea

      3 comments  ·  Web Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Bing web search API to search only specific sites

      I wanted to use bing websearch for website. The search should include only the site which i am specifying. I am not finding the option to specify the site in cognitive search api. Please help me in including site also as part of search...

      1 vote
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        I agree to the terms of service
        Signed in as (Sign out)

        We’ll send you updates on this idea

        2 comments  ·  Web Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Filter results by date

        I'd like to be able to search news articles and confine the results to a given date range. I suppose it would be best if by date it referred to the date of the article itself, but if that's not possible, the date that Bing recorded the result would work. Currently you can only get a chunk of most recent results and sort them by date. I'd love to be able to search older articles from a given time period. I don't think any other search API has this feature. And the Bing web search only lets you specify a…

        2 votes
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          I agree to the terms of service
          Signed in as (Sign out)

          We’ll send you updates on this idea

          0 comments  ·  News Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Image Search API. Add searching for specified site when using SimilarImages / SimilarProducts

          Add searching for specified site when using SimilarImages / SimilarProducts. It is already possible to specify the site but it is not taken into account when providing a image to search for similar products.

          It could be a great thing to provide this in order to see what products a specific vendor has that match a specific image.

          1 vote
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            I agree to the terms of service
            Signed in as (Sign out)

            We’ll send you updates on this idea

            0 comments  ·  Image Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • The API should display the visitor's city, state, country based on their IP address

            This is so that users can update their location manually if their location is identified incorrectly based on their I.P. address and the search results are displaying irrelevant local search results based on that incorrect location

            2 votes
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              I agree to the terms of service
              Signed in as (Sign out)

              We’ll send you updates on this idea

              0 comments  ·  Web Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Use arrows to shorten Web Results URLs

              For example a URL such as https://www.microsoft.com/bingapis/searchapi in the Search Results would be shortened to microsoft.com > bing apis > search

              2 votes
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                I agree to the terms of service
                Signed in as (Sign out)

                We’ll send you updates on this idea

                0 comments  ·  Web Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Include 16:9 aspect ratio photos for the News Stories in the Web Search API

                News Photos that are 16:9 will scale up better in the News Answer of the Web Search Results on the mobile screen. The current aspect ratio of the photos is taller than it is wide and it doesn't scale well when trying to make the photos take up more of the screen's width.

                1 vote
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  I agree to the terms of service
                  Signed in as (Sign out)

                  We’ll send you updates on this idea

                  0 comments  ·  News Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Better documentation for pagination and returned result in relation with pagination.

                  I am using bing cognitive search, but the pagination is not working properly; for example I am posting this to bing API:

                  path=/bing/v5.0/search?q=search%20all%20engine&count=5&offset=0&mkt=en-us&safesearch=Off

                  but it is not returning 5 results; it returns 9 instead. Also the results are duplicated on page next pages.

                  If I change count to 9 and accordingly the offset, then it returns 17 results. Does anyone have any idea what I am doing wrong? How should I do a proper call and pagination when calling bing cognitive search?

                  Is there some documentation regarding this problem?

                  3 votes
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    I agree to the terms of service
                    Signed in as (Sign out)

                    We’ll send you updates on this idea

                    0 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Bing web search API to search only specific sites

                    I'm using Bing web search API for getting articles about health in my Bot. How can I specify in the API which sites(urls) to search? Because sometimes it searches irrelevant sites, like wiki or wikipedia which I don't want to use. I've tried with site: parameter in API but it only gets the first site and ignores the rest urls. Here is the API which I use now: https://api.cognitive.microsoft.com/bing/v5.0/search?q=site:cdc.gov/ NOT site:wikipedia.org/" +url+ "&count=10&offset=0&mkt=en-us&safesearch=Moderate"

                    3 votes
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      I agree to the terms of service
                      Signed in as (Sign out)

                      We’ll send you updates on this idea

                      2 comments  ·  Web Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • cancella tutte le lingue solo utaliano e sw nn si puo max inglese

                      Gli haker miaxonvolgono tutte le lingue anche se ne parli 6 anche giapponese mia zia che vice cin me.ma sino haker che lo fanno e dovete fermarli

                      1 vote
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                      • facebook
                      • google
                        Password icon
                        I agree to the terms of service
                        Signed in as (Sign out)

                        We’ll send you updates on this idea

                        0 comments  ·  Language Support  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Bing news search api category filter

                        It would be useful to be able to search a query and only return those results in "Sports" or "Health" categories.

                        1 vote
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                        • facebook
                        • google
                          Password icon
                          I agree to the terms of service
                          Signed in as (Sign out)

                          We’ll send you updates on this idea

                          0 comments  ·  News Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Include Response objects and remove the errors from Swagger file.

                          Check http://editor.swagger.io to see the existing errors in the swagger file.

                          And it would be nice to be able to see the Response objects in the swagger definition so that we can have the API fully documented and allow us to easily generate client code from it.

                          1 vote
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                          • facebook
                          • google
                            Password icon
                            I agree to the terms of service
                            Signed in as (Sign out)

                            We’ll send you updates on this idea

                            0 comments  ·  Web Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Apparent bug in freshness filter

                            The freshness filter appears to filter out many pages that should be included. For example, see this search:
                            https://api.cognitive.microsoft.com/bing/v5.0/search?q=iphone site:allentown.craigslist.org&count=10&offset=0&mkt=en-us&safesearch=Moderate&freshness=week

                            This can of course be tested in the console: https://dev.cognitive.microsoft.com/docs/services/56b43eeccf5ff8098cef3807/operations/56b4447dcf5ff8098cef380d/console

                            There are no results. However, if you remove the freshness=week portion, there are many results even just on the first page that are newer than one week old.

                            The extent of the missing results makes the freshness filter almost useless unfortunately.

                            1 vote
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              I agree to the terms of service
                              Signed in as (Sign out)

                              We’ll send you updates on this idea

                              0 comments  ·  Web Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Better reporting/communication when API is down

                              The search/news API sometimes goes down, it would be helpful if there was an accurate reporting page on the API's status. Or at least a way for users to report that it is down.

                              It is currently down right now (2/13/17 10:08pm) and has been having issues for the last couple of hours.

                              1 vote
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                              • facebook
                              • google
                                Password icon
                                I agree to the terms of service
                                Signed in as (Sign out)

                                We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                0 comments  ·  Web Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Missing the &responseFilter= value from the new bing search api

                                The &responseFilter= value is missing from the docs into the new api.

                                1 vote
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                • facebook
                                • google
                                  Password icon
                                  I agree to the terms of service
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)

                                  We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                  1 comment  ·  Web Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Web Search snippet should match what is displayed when searching directly on Bing.com

                                  When I search on Bing.com, the abstract or summary of the webpage displayed on Bing.com does not match the snippet returned by the API. They should match.

                                  1 vote
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                  • facebook
                                  • google
                                    Password icon
                                    I agree to the terms of service
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)

                                    We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                    0 comments  ·  Web Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Support something like intitle: keyword

                                    Using intitle: before a keyword appears to do _something_, but doesn't actually restrict results to those with that keyword in the title. This appears to be a problem with bing search itself, not just the api. For instance, see

                                    http://www.bing.com/search?q=Camaro+intitle%3A4l60e

                                    Most results include 4l60e in the title, but not all do.

                                    1 vote
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                    • facebook
                                    • google
                                      Password icon
                                      I agree to the terms of service
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)

                                      We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                      1 comment  ·  Web Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make Bing Search free to be able to use after 3 months

                                      Some of the API (i don't know if there are all of them) that using the free version after 3 months it expires and the key's cannot be regenerated, this is unfair, please leave the free packet free for ever but just make 100 calls per day the maximum reach, we deserve some free sources it's unfair.

                                      1 vote
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                      • facebook
                                      • google
                                        Password icon
                                        I agree to the terms of service
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)

                                        We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                        1 comment  ·  Web Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Missing data for some Bing Web Search cards

                                        Steps:
                                        1) Search using "100,000.51 euros to dollars" in Bing
                                        2) Note that the from value is correctly shown as 100000.51
                                        3) Do the same search using the Web Search API
                                        4) Examine the JSON object returned from this query and look at the "currency" member which contains the values for the currency card
                                        Expect: "fromValue": 100000.51
                                        Actual: "fromValue": 100000.5

                                        1 vote
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                        • facebook
                                        • google
                                          Password icon
                                          I agree to the terms of service
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)

                                          We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                          0 comments  ·  Web Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Correct sample code for APIs

                                          See http://stackoverflow.com/questions/26789168/httputility-parsequerystring-always-encodes-special-characters-to-unicode . Basically the sample code for this service tells you to use HttpUtility.ParseQueryString in C#. If you use this and do a query like "£ 500 to euros", the £ sign will be encoded in a way that the Bing Web Search API doesn't understand due to the difference between UrlEncode and UrlEncodeUnicode, thus this sample code is not correct.

                                          1 vote
                                          Sign in
                                          Check!
                                          (thinking…)
                                          Reset
                                          or sign in with
                                          • facebook
                                          • google
                                            Password icon
                                            I agree to the terms of service
                                            Signed in as (Sign out)

                                            We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                            0 comments  ·  Web Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          ← Previous 1
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base