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  1. offer a basic free price model for very low usage (e.g. 10 queries a day)

    offer a free basic price model for very low usage (e.g. 10 queries a day). otherwise all developers will drop support.

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    • No capping restriction info in docs

      I got the error "You have reached the maximum number of Active and Blocked sites per custom search instance. Please check documentation for more details on the capping restrictions" but there's no information in the documentation on the restrictions

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      • Remove the limit of character in webpage title

        Remove the character limit in the name of the webpage returned in the json

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        • supply scripting for a "search button area" that can be embedded in a page that points to the cloud results page

          supply scripting for a "search button area" that can be embedded in a page that points to the cloud results page

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          • crawl frequency

            Customer would like to be able to specify how frequently Bing Custom Search crawls their websites.

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            • show results count and time with Bing Custom Search

              Customer would like it if the hosted UI for Bing Custom Search could show the number of search results and how long it took to get those search results.

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              • ability to view specific Bing issues and their status

                Customer would like to be able to view specific Bing issues and their status.

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                • more search theme colors

                  Customer would like more search theme colors to match with the theme of their site.

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                  • add more pricing models

                    Customer would like other pricing models added to Bing Custom Search.

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                    • support sites with more than 2 subsites

                      Customer would like to be able to search sites with more than 2 subsites.

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                      • change language in hosted UI for empty search queries

                        Customer would like to be able to change the language (for example from English to German) of an empty search query (one that returns no results).

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                        • support www3 sites

                          Customer would like www3 sites to be supported.

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                          • specialized search engine for a subsite

                            Customer would like to create a specialized search engine for a subsite.

                            2 votes
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                            • improve Bing Search page indexing time

                              Customer says it takes too long (2 to 3 weeks) to index new pages.

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                              • case-insensitive Bing Custom Search queries

                                Customer would like to be able to run case-insensitive search queries (as well as case sensitive search queries).

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                                • reporting and analytics for Bing Custom Search

                                  Customer would like reporting/analytics capabilities in Bing Custom Search. For example, they'd like to be able to find out which search terms were used in a specified date range.

                                  6 votes
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                                  • adding more users to custom search

                                    Customer would like to be able to add additional users to their custom search so that these additional users can add websites to search.

                                    11 votes
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                                    • How do I get a subsite that is deeper than the radio button choices?

                                      How do I set subsite that is deeper than radio button choices - The radio button choices for https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cognitive-services/luis/ do not allow me to go all the way to /luis but stop short at azure. Are there APIs for the definition editor that are public and supported?

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                                      • openGraphImage not available

                                        Some webpage results are not returning an openGraphImage:

                                        Take the following example:

                                        {
                                        "id": "https://api.cognitive.microsoft.com/api/v7/#WebPages.0",
                                        "name": "Buy Poly-Max Flags > Poly-Max Flags | Flag Store USA",
                                        "url": "https://www.flagstoreusa.com/products/poly-max-flags/",
                                        "urlPingSuffix": "DevEx,5082.1",
                                        "displayUrl": "https://www.flagstoreusa.com/products/poly-max-flags",
                                        "snippet": "Flag Store USA is the most reliable source to buy American made Poly-Max Flags Poly-Max Flags online.",
                                        "dateLastCrawled": "2017-11-02T00:16:00.0000000Z",
                                        "cachedPageUrl": "http://cc.bingj.com/cache.aspx?q=Poly-Max+Flags&d=4552211826215148&mkt=en-US&setlang=en-US&w=Yg_PqlFIkPcWG1iUEEQkZKEubMamZ0Nr",
                                        "cachedPageUrlPingSuffix": "DevEx,5083.1"
                                        }

                                        If you go to the cachedPageUrl and view source, you should see the following meta tag in the head of the page:

                                        <meta property="og:image" content="https://www.flagstoreusa.com/Customer-Content/www/products/Categories/Photos/us-outdoor-poly-max-flag-6x10-or-smaller.jpg&quot; alt="Poly-Max Flags" />

                                        Any idea why this is…

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                                        • Question on results "freshness"

                                          I've found many results that come back are not actually up to date with Bing.com.

                                          For example, here's a sample web page result:

                                          {
                                          "id": "https://api.cognitive.microsoft.com/api/v7/#WebPages.0",
                                          "name": "Buy Poly-Max Flags > Poly-Max Flags | Flag Store USA",
                                          "url": "https://www.flagstoreusa.com/products/poly-max-flags/",
                                          "urlPingSuffix": "DevEx,5082.1",
                                          "displayUrl": "https://www.flagstoreusa.com/products/poly-max-flags",
                                          "snippet": "Flag Store USA is the most reliable source to buy American made Poly-Max Flags Poly-Max Flags online.",
                                          "dateLastCrawled": "2017-11-02T00:16:00.0000000Z",
                                          "cachedPageUrl": "http://cc.bingj.com/cache.aspx?q=Poly-Max+Flags&d=4552211826215148&mkt=en-US&setlang=en-US&w=Yg_PqlFIkPcWG1iUEEQkZKEubMamZ0Nr",
                                          "cachedPageUrlPingSuffix": "DevEx,5083.1"
                                          }

                                          According to this result, the date last crawled was 11/2. Yet when I go directly to the cached page url, Bing says the page…

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