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  1. 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.

    16 votes
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  2. 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.

    10 votes
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  3. Provide SDK

    Provide SDK to programmatically create/manage search instances.

    10 votes
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  4. 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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  5. BUG: Pagination is broken

    When using the 'count' and 'offset' options to paginate results, the 'totalEstimatedMatches' value changes after a certain number of pages.

    For example, a search for "cottage with hot tub" on our site initially shows 1630 matches. But after paging through the first 21 pages of results (offset 440), the number of matches drops to 499 for no apparent reason.

    Surely the number of matches should stay the same regardless of where within the results you are viewing them?

    8 votes
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  6. Bing search - Use Wildcards & Expressions

    Bing custom search - Allow users to add wildcards & expressions for certain site paths. i.e Only index pages that contain the path /dp/

    6 votes
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  7. 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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  8. 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.

    5 votes
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. support sites with more than 2 subsites

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

    4 votes
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  12. improve Bing Search page indexing time

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

    4 votes
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  13. Unable to use aliasing or Synonyms

    Currently we are using the Bing custom search API in our website to perform searches. We have the requirement to use synonyms/alias some of the terms like 'DD', 'Direct debit', direct debit guarantee.

    Swiftype and other search providers has this customised feature, However there is no documentation on this on Bing. Is this feature available in Bing? or are we missing documentation

    3 votes
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  14. 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.

    3 votes
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  15. 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?

    3 votes
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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. Request Re-crawl

    I understand the hesitation to request a new crawl of a given website, but there are circumstances where this is very important and I have a proposal.

    Some examples include: having new content on existing URLs that is vital to a given service, having a bunch of new content or products that are vital to a service and submitting single URLs is not an option due to the daily limit, or in my case, I need to add "seach." meta tags to complete my project and now it looks like I will have to wait weeks and can't even test…

    2 votes
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  18. 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?

    2 votes
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  19. 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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  20. 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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