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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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.

  11. 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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  12. Allow users to specify a list of domains, or ideally url patterns, to limit search

    As I understand it, your URL has a limit of 2048 characters. Obviously when searching a small handful of sites or the entire web that is more than sufficient. However, if a user wants to curate a large but selective set of sources, the space will quickly be filled up with site:one.example.com OR site:two.example.com OR etc..

    One way to get around this is what Google does with Custom Search, by allowing the user to specify a url to a file, which is expected to contain some XML including a set of URL patterns. The search results are then limited to…

    3 votes
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  13. 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
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  14. Related sites search

    I'm looking for an alternative to Google's "related:..." search, which returns a list of related sites for any given url (not just top level domains). For example: https://www.google.com/#q=related:http:%2F%2Fagiliq.com%2Fblog%2F2013%2F08%2Fwriting-thread-safe-django-code%2F

    I've migrated to Bing for all other web search needs, but this is the one search feature that Google provides which I haven't been able to find elsewhere.

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