In the past few months, Bing has been making great strides towards becoming a truly competitive search engine.
From its introduction of a new mobile-friendly label to a full fledged mobile-friendly algorithm update, Bing has been updating its search engine capabilities and taking it to the next level.
Following that trend and modern approach, Bing has now introduced a new video search design that makes it “easier and faster” for users to find the videos they’re looking for.
According to Bing and its officials, “the design changes give you the information you need to quickly pick the right videos to watch.”
In a nutshell, it helps you in 4 different ways. Here is a brief explanation of each of them:
1. Bigger Images
The size of the video thumbnails have been increased significantly to provide better user-experience. The expanded view helps the user the find the right videos faster and easier.
2. Detailed Information
Another good thing about Bing’s new video search results page is that it provides detailed information about the videos, e.g., channel, upload date, and view counts, etc.
This information is expected to help you find the right videos faster.
Whenever you search for a song, a video is selected by the Bing’s search engine and an enlarged thumbnail image of that video is displayed to the user. It is termed as the “Hero”.
It is selected based on the top videos and relevance of your search query.
4. Refined Related Results
Last, but not the least, the related results are refined to make it easier for the users to find and watch related videos. The suggested videos are more inline with the original search query. Moreover, as you hit the bottom of the page, you are greeted with even more suggestions. It’s a fine balance.
A couple of days ago, you might have seen some unusual traffic spikes if you follow your website statistics closely.
Many website owners, bloggers, and online businessmen experienced this sudden change.
Initially, it was expected a Google update related to the Panda algorithm but, as it turned out, that wasn’t the case. Furthermore, many SEO professionals, like Dr. Pete Meyers, suspected that maybe the HTTPs algorithm was updated and given more weight. But Google’s Gary Illyes dismissed that, too. (more…)
Search engine algorithm updates can be really frustrating as they can easily halt your progress.
You may be doing everything right on your part, but SEO is a tricky business. And even a minor algorithm update can stop your progress, organic traffic, and search engine growth.
So how do you keep growing your search engine traffic despite all those algorithm updates?
Here is a brief guide to follow in 2015. (more…)
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