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How can we improve Bing Custom Search API?

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?

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      • Håkan Save Hansson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        When paging thru results pages it has the effect that going from page X to the next page and then back again, it shows different results. Quite confusing for the user. He/she expects to see basically the same results, in the same order as before.

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