Bing Overhauls Its Search Engine

Over the next few weeks, Microsoft will roll out a brand new three-column version of Bing. It will incorporate a social sidebar filled with related info from your social networks and a new centre column with supplemental information related to your search.

The new design follows a recent Bing makeover, where the search engine got a more streamlined Google-like look and moved the left related searches sidebar over to the right — no doubt in preparation for this major update.

Here's what you'll find in the new Bing:

Core Web Results: Your normal Bing search results will stay where they are in the large left column. Bing emphasises that "instead of cluttering your results with social updates, we're honouring the purity of the core web results making it easier to focus on the links you need to get things done." Obviously, this is a jab at Google's integrated social results.

Snapshots: The centre column adds details about services and other info related to your search, such as maps and reviews.

Sidebar: The right column is dedicated to social results. You'll be able to ask Facebook friends as you search and see information from "top experts" from Twitter, LinkedIn, Quora and more. Oh, and Google+ results too, which makes this a considerably more earnest effort at "adding social" to search results than Google's crappy Search Plus Your World.

The new Bing should be coming to you in the next few weeks.

Introducing the New Bing: Spend Less Time Searching, More Time Doing [Bing]


Comments

    Im a Bing convert.
    A few months ago when Google started changing their search results, giving priority to social sites and generally not giving me anything useful related to my searches, I made the jump to Bing.
    I love it! Its giving me everything I want.
    Its only when Im scouring the internet for something obscure, or for market research, will I use Bing, Google and maybe some other engine.

      Google is still pretty far ahead when it comes to searching technical data, even for microsoft products. That pretty much guarantees I stay with them for now.

      (As a side note it's pretty easy to disable googles social search, I completely forgot it existed. )

    So long as I can switch the extra stuff off..!! If not, it's no better than Google.

    How come when I try to compare Google & Bing, with Bingle, side by side search, etc. Google doesn't come up in the panels, just Bing? Tried at least three options and Google just doesn't appear beside Bing. Is Google fudging here..?

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