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12:21 pm on Dec 14, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Bing has announced new AI-powered features which is believes make it more interactive.
Intelligent Answers in search analyzes billions of documents to help understand the contents of the web to provide the answers being sought. It'll be rolling out in the U.S. right now, and in other markets over time, although it was not specified.

It uses deep neural networks to help validate answers from multiple "reputable" sources.

If there's more than one answer, or a user is looking for expert opinions and perspectives, Bing's Intelligent answers now aggregates the viewpoints.
https://blogs.bing.com/BingBlogs/media/SearchBlog/2017/12/multi-perspective.JPG

When there are multiple ways for an answer there will be a carousel of answers.
https://blogs.bing.com/BingBlogs/media/SearchBlog/2017/12/multi-answer.JPG

Comparison answers extend past products so that topics will be displayed in a table.
https://blogs.bing.com/BingBlogs/media/SearchBlog/2017/12/Comparison-Answer_1.png
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Bing Adds Intelligent Search
Wonder if this means Bing will add intelligent crawl? Bingbot has to be one of the stupidest bots on the web.
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Bingbot has to be one of the stupidest bots on the web.
Well, slowest on the uptake, possibly. The thingummies of bing grind slowly but they grind exceedingly ... oh, never mind.
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Indeed, Bingbot is a bull in a china shop.
Good reason to feed it a sitemap.

I'd be interested to know how you get on with the new intelligent search and answers.
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I use Google on desktop & tablet, but use Bing on my phone. I'm wondering if these comparisons will be put on smaller screens? Not seeing anything quite yet.
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I beleive it's rolling out to the U.S. from now, but may not reach all of the U.S. until next week.
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Good reason to feed it a sitemap.
Does Bing, unlike Google, read sitemaps exclusively (“crawl only these URLs”) rather than inclusively (“don’t overlook these URLs”)? I’ve never had trouble getting the bingbot to find pages. The problem is getting them to grasp that This URL Is Now Gone.
:: vague mental association with 17-year-old cat who, having once observed some interesting thing in some location, will continue monitoring that location for weeks and even months afterward ::
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The problem is getting them to grasp that This URL Is Now Gone.

Ditto, none the less.
I have an ECom site with up to 600 Items for sale. At one point each item page had a link to a separate page that stated seasonal availability and delivery options per item.

Availability/Delivery page per product was DISALLOWED in robots.txt since conception of the site over a decade ago. 4 years ago I removed this page(dynamic page per product ID) and 410d all of the variations. For the next 3 years bingbot was feasting on 410s.

A year ago I finally put a script in place that dropped all of those requests on IIS level. 2 month ago I removed the block in IIS for 2 weeks and guess what? Déjà vu.....
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Bing has added more details of the feature, and is expanding its functionality. Currently the U.S. only, and will roll it out to the U.K. in coming months.

[blogs.bing.com...]
 

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