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  1. 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.

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  2. Image Search API. Add searching for specified file type support

    Add filetype (ex. .jpg, .png, .tiff) parameter to Image Search API

    2 votes
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  3. Support for getting search results with actual links (not https://www.bing.com/cr?... prefixed ones)

    For my use case, I want to get the actual URL's of the given news items (or websearch items). This was the default in v2, but the documentation is unclear in v5 on how to go about it.

    3 votes
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  4. Support for Bing API v2 WebFileType query parameter

    I am using the current Bing API v2 to search for feed results only. This works fantastic by limiting the results with the WebFileType parameter like this:

    ?Query='SearchText'&WebFileType='FEED'

    As far as I can tell, there is nothing that replaces this functionality in the new v5 API - this is very sad, as I will have to move away from Bing now, despite being really satisfied with the results I got.

    So please, implement this (and other missing features the old API supported) - it's not very customer friendly to take away the old version when you can't offer it's features…

    3 votes
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  5. Add a Database of Searches Performed On Our Site

    When site visitors perform a web search on our website using the Web Search API it would be nice if the API could track and maintain a database of searched terms done through our site. This way we could see what the most popular terms searched by our site's visitors are each day and how many visitors searched for that same keyword.

    3 votes
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  6. 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
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  7. Add Local Business Results to the Web Search!

    We desperately need a Places or Phonebook Results in the Web Search so that mobile users that search for local businesses can find business information (web address, list of locations, map of locations, call button, hours of operation, directions) through the Web API.

    5 votes
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  8. 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
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  9. 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
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  10. Show Deep Links for related topics in popular forums

    For example when there are multiple Yahoo Answers related to the keyword searched they should display as expanded deep links within the same search results entry, as well as other popular forums like Reddit

    3 votes
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  11. Include App Search results in the Web Search Results

    For example when doing a search for Match.com the app for Match at the respective app store as well as common alternative apps should come up in the search results

    2 votes
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  12. 3 votes
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    Completed  ·  Raymond responded

    Hi, we have deep links to Wikipedia. Do you have example queries where these are not returning results.

  13. 3 votes
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    Declined  ·  Raymond responded

    Thank you for the sharing this idea. There are limitations that prevent sharing encumbrance data due to legal and licensing requirements.

  14. Add SortBy (Date) support to Bing News Search API

    The new Bing Search API 5.0 does not support SortyBy Date for search results, though this functionality is supported in the previous Bing Search API 2.0.

    This is a very useful capability, without it one can not query for all news search results from the past year (or any other date window longer than one month)

    9 votes
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  15. Issues with pagination

    I'm seeing weird behaviour when paginating results. It is impossible to figure out when to stop asking for more results.


    1. The totalEstimatedMatches value changes wildly. To the extent that the script I wrote to test the API ended up eating up all the credits in the free tier by just going on an on. At one point it started incrementing itself by the page size in every response


    2. I cannot use the number of duplicate results returned as a way of figuring out when to stop either. (The first page returned 68 unique results, the 2nd 7, the 3rd 2…

    9 votes
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  16. Missing the &responseFilter= value from the new bing search api

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

    1 vote
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  17. 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
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  18. 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
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  19. Include dateFirstCrawled as well as dateLastCrawled, or other indication of original page timestamp

    As described. Would be nice to know when pages were created, not just when Bing last looked at them. A separate field for the last time the page changed would be great too, although not as important.

    Also, the ability to sort results by creation (and ideally last-updated) date is really critical.

    9 votes
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    Requesting Examples  ·  Raymond responded

    We would like to know what type of scenarios you have that would help us understand to see if there is something we can provide.

  20. More results per query

    It looks like the web results api currently returns 50 results per page max. It would be nice to increase that to at least 100, if not more (or at least to count multiple page requests with the same query as a single transaction).

    Speaking of which, when will pricing be announced?

    2 votes
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