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Tuesday, 30th November 2010

It's Bing Time! Top Searches of the 2010; Recording Artist Info Pages; and a Visual Search Gallery "Oprah's Favorite Things"

Here's our roundup.

It's not even December 1st and the Bing year-end list has begun to roll out.

+ Most Popular Overall 2010 Searches on Bing (Top 3 Listed Out of 10)

1. Kim Kardashian (20% more searches than the second most popular term: Sandra Bullock)
2. Sandra Bullock
3. Tiger Woods
8. Wal-Mart
10. "Free"

2009 #1, "Michael Jackson" moves to 11 for 2010.

+ Most Popular People Searched in 2010 on Bing (Top 3 Listed Out of 10)

Same Top 3 as overall search numbers.

1. Kim Kardashian
2. Sandra Bullock
3. Tiger Woods

According to Elisabeth Osmeloski at SEL, more lists/rankings from Bing will be released during December.

2. Bing has updated an info page (aka Artist Page) that may appear when searching for a recording artist or group.

Here's an example:

+ Billy Joel
One or more of the following features are available depending on the artist or group. Bio (a couple of hundred words), a direct link to audio previews of popular tracks (lyrics may also be available here), and albums (one-click to get dates, track list (track previews also available) and purchase from MS or Amazon. Also, links to view videos, still images, tour dates, and news are triggered when available. In some cases, a few web results are also included.

More Examples:
1. Rush
2. Red Hot Chili Peppers

3. Finally, if you've never tried Bing's Visual Search (Beta) tool it's worth a look. This feature has been online for over a year.

It's a very interesting and many might say, creative, way to browse for info by using images.

For example, here's a visual search for Dog Breeds and another for Cat Breeds. Here's another example, this time for popular books (using data supplied by Ingram).

In all three cases, make sure to note the tools to limit your results at the top of the page and in the left column.

So, why mention Bing Visual Search today? The answer in one word is...Oprah.

Oprah's "favorite things" programs (so many favorites it took two shows this year)recently aired and now you can take a look at a Bing Visual Search Gallery to see/search/review some of "O's" "favorite things" over the years.

Direct to Visual Gallery ||| More Info

Remember, you can focus your results using the options at the top of the page and in the left column.

Source: Bing Blog

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