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  1. Improve default error message

    Consider the following message;

    "Unable to execute your query. Ensure that a valid subscription key has been set up for your instance"

    I kept getting this error message whenever I selected the Image tab. The Web tab delivered search results as expected.

    I created and deleted about four BSC instances, under the S1 pricing tier trying to work out why web search worked but not image search, where had I failed to input a subscription key in the process of creating a BSC instance???

    Then I finally investigated the pricing tier menu option to discover that S1 does not include…

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  2. Integrating the Bing custom search and the Speech to text

    Hi,
    Bing custom search allows you to integrate other features like the Autosuggest by using the API keys. Are there any plans to integrate Speech to text services in the Bing custom search so that customers can search by saying a "word to search" rather than typing?

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  3. Search count for bing news going back 1 year

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    Hi all, I'm trying to get a count of Bing News search results (i.e. how many results) for a list of search terms, but only for the last 1 year. Searching with the user interface, no results count appears. Ideally, I'd like to do this programmatically, so the list of search result counts appears automatically in response for a list of search keywords. Thanks.

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  4. Search fails if 1st character is not ASCII

    On my https://ui.customsearch.ai/hosted-page, when I search for 'λογος' I get error: "Unable to execute your query."
    If I search for 'logos' I get results.
    If I search for 'logos λογος' I get different results -- pages with 'λογος' in them.
    Looks like a bug: first char must be Roman or ASCII character?

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  5. make search result link target window a parameter

    When clicking on the search results of the Bing Custom Search Hosted setup, the links open up in a new window. Could this be made variable, as it seems that visitors are led to an external location, while the results link is part of the site in which custom search was implemented. Currently all result links have the setting "target="_blank"" which opens up a new window.

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  6. Show URL Query on hosted UI

    I've run into an issue with one of my ad partners who will not approve our search site because when a user does a search it does not put the search query in the address bar of the browser. I'm guessing the Hosted UI is showing framed results?

    I know I can get to the search query via manipulating the address bar but by default it doesn't do this. Is there an option to turn on in the hosted UI that after you type a search it should show the search query in the address bar of the browser?

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  7. Separate Results Page For Custom Search AI

    Is it possible to have the results published to a different page on the website other than the same page? Would like to customise the format od search page and results page differently

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  8. Allow me to search Bing in my instance

    Maybe I'm just not seeing the option but I just want to embed a search on my site that searches Bing and shows results as if I were on Bing.com. Any way to do this?

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  9. Give search result MetaTags a reasonable format

    Given the following meta tag in a web page

    <meta name="search.date" content="22/05/2018 00:00:00">

    Using Bing Custom Search API to get this result, in Page.searchTags, it appears as (verbatim):

    "22\/05\/2018 00:00:00"; 22; 05; 2018; 00; 00; 00

    It would be nice if the data was spit out in a sensible format instead of some tortured, repetitive form. For instance, the intact original content string seems great.

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  10. Google Tag Manager support

    The hosted UI JS snippet doesn't work with Google Tag Manager - the preview mode for GTM breaks when the JS snippet is loaded.

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  11. Make it easier to give feedback

    I've started using BCS API as a replacement for GSS on a nationally known brand in the UK. I found your channel 9 video inviting feedback and also the bing api team blog and even a thread on hackernews but I still had no way to give you feedback. It was almost by luck that I stumbled across this uservoice forum. Please try and make the channels for feedback and getting in touch as clear as possible or you may be missing lots of important feedback.

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. crawl frequency

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

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. more search theme colors

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

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  20. About Custom Search: how can I maximize monthly budget so I won't pay more than I can afford?

    About Custom Search: how can I maximize monthly budget so I won't pay more than I can afford?

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