Looking for that cool new digital camera? Searching high and low for the latest and trendiest handbag? Bing has launched a new visual search engine that displays all results…visually! By using Microsoft’s Silverlight technology, Bing has been able to create a sleek, time-saving way of comparison shopping and searching. Technology in general has emphasized the visual appeal (see iphone), so this development certainly makes sense from a consumer’s point of view. The integration of the visual aspect to search results creates a powerful combo that is sure to attract many users to the search engine.
If a picture is worth 1000 words, then Bing is on the way towards something significant in search engine history. This week’s BAMroll focuses on two blogs that have expressed their opinions on the matter. Read on to find out more!
Battellemedia’s blog post ‘Bing Gets Visual’ highlights the aspects of Bing’s new search engine addition. Written by John Battelle, the blog focuses on search engine news and thoughts on the intersection of search, media, technology, and more.
SearchEngineLand’s blog is a news and information site covering search engine marketing, searching issues and the search engine industry. Led by journalist Danny Sullivan, who has been covering search for the past 11 years, it is published by Third Door Media, which also produces the Search Marketing Expo conference series and the Search Marketing Now webcast events.
Affiliate marketers should be aware of this development, as visual results could provide new methods of recruiting high-potential affiliates.