Yoast SEO to add “live indexing” feature for Bing OnMSFT.co…

Following Bing’s announcement that they are hoping to change the way search engines discover new and updated content, one of WordPress’s largest SEO plugins, Yoast SEO, has announced that it is adding a “live indexing” feature. Live indexing means that any new or updated content will automatically be submitted to Bing, instructing the search engine […]

Microsoft Sees Bing Ad Revenue Inch Upward 01/31/2019

Microsoft announced Wednesday that revenue from its search advertising, excluding traffic acquisition costs, rose 14% in the fourth quarter of 2018. Revenue from LinkedIn rose 29%. The company cited record levels of engagement highlighted by the time people spend on the site, which rose about nearly 30% in the quarter, compared with the year-ago. Azure, […]

It Doesn’t Matter If Microsoft’s Bing Gets Blocked in China…

Microsoft‘s (NASDAQ:MSFT) Bing was recently blocked in China for two days before its services were restored. The outage, which occurred amid the Cyberspace Administration’s latest purge of “offensive” sites and apps, sparked concerns that Bing could be permanently booted from the People’s Republic. That may initially seem like a major loss for Microsoft — after all, […]

Bing outage in China was technical error, not censors’ bloc…

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – Search engine Bing’s outage in China last week was a technical error, rather than an intentional censorship block, a source familiar with the matter said, although Chinese authorities and Microsoft have not commented on the topic. From a technical perspective, a person at Microsoft Corp told Reuters, the site appeared to have […]

China Appears to Block Microsoft’s Bing as Censorship Int…

China has long been a difficult market for Microsoft. For years, it struggled to contend with widespread piracy of its Windows and Office software. In July 2014, four of its offices in China were stormed by officials who questioned executives, copied contracts and records and downloaded data from the company’s servers. What was described as […]

Here Are 7 Search Engines to Use in China When Bing Won’t L…

UPDATE (January 24, 2019 at 11.05pm CST): Bing is back online in the Chinese mainland as of 10.30pm CST. Click here to read more. Browsing the web is no easy task these days. Bing.com, Microsoft’s search engine, was blocked last night across the PRC. While it may feel like this is the end of times, reinforcements […]