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  1. ability to view specific Bing issues and their status

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

    2 votes
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  2. 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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  3. BUG: Occasionally returns results from entire web

    Occasionally the search response contains results from the entire web instead of from our custom search instance. We can't isolate anything on our side that could be causing it, nor any pattern to when it happens. Simply hitting refresh gets the results from our custom search instance. I've configured my code to inspect the results for foreign URLs and re-submit if it finds any, but that is an extra hit against our quota.

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  4. 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.

    2 votes
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  5. 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?

    1 vote
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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.

    2 votes
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  9. 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.

    4 votes
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  10. Remove the limit of character in webpage title

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

    5 votes
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  11. more search theme colors

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

    6 votes
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  12. specialized search engine for a subsite

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

    2 votes
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  13. 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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  14. 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…

    1 vote
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  15. 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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  16. Add options to change font family, color and text size

    Add options to change font family, color and text size on each element in the Hosted UI section. Add loading message/icon after the onClick when a user makes a search. Thanks.

    3 votes
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  17. BUG: Very different results for very similar queries

    If we submit a search query for "cottage hot tub" on our site, the Custom Search returns 478 matches.

    However, if we submit a more specific query "cottage with hot tub" we get 1630 matches.

    Why would adding the word "with" to the query result in more matches, rather than less?

    Also, these similar queries "log cabin st austell" and "log cabin austell" return the same number of matches as expected, but they are presented in a different order. Why?

    2 votes
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  18. Enable Sort results by date

    Please allow users to sort (not filter) results by date, i.e., newest pages listed first.

    9 votes
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  19. Allow HTML bookmars (#) in Pinned URLs

    Our FAQs use html bookarks (#) to take to particular sections. We would like to pin some searches to these sections. However, if you try to add URL with # in it...it will delete from the # forward.
    If there is not a security reason to do this then it would be useful to allow us to do this.

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  20. 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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