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Bing Is Missing Real Time Search



Ok, maybe I’m being a bit overly optimistic here, but with all the focus on real time search these days, I was hoping that Bing would bring some of that to the table. Hoping that Microsoft was a step ahead of the game, I did a search for the Bing video that I uploaded to and about an hour ago – not there. I even limited the search terms to bing and gbm shortcut. Still nothing. What’s there are a lot of videos about Bing Crosby and Lazy Town and one video about Bing being introduced yesterday – not relevant and not real time for sure. I also did a text search for the article tying in GBM Shortcut and Bing from the title of my post – nada.

Doing a search in Bing News for “gbm shortcut bing” brings up nothing. Doing a search for “gbm shortcut bing” in Google News brings up our video. See the screen shots after the break.

Bing Search
bing search results


  1. Sumocat

    05/29/2009 at 1:57 pm

    Is true real-time search even possible on the Internet? There’s a service called Scoopler that claims to offer real-time Internet search, but its trick seems to be that it pulls its index data from live updating services, like Twitter. It’s an effective trick, but it doesn’t pull live information from all sources (didn’t return your video either). True real-time search sounds next-gen to me.

  2. Xavier Lanier

    05/29/2009 at 2:15 pm

    Can you try searching for the same terms on the home page/non video results?
    Google pulls news/blog content up top, I wonder how Bing handles it.

  3. Rob Bushway

    05/29/2009 at 2:26 pm

    did it and posted the result in the third screenshot – first link is from yesterday’s announcement about Bing, 2nd result is from wednesday’s post about the touch pack shortcut video

  4. GoodThings2Life

    05/29/2009 at 3:51 pm

    I think the best you could get is if you register your RSS feed as the relevant search index link, but even that would be no less than 1 hour behind.

    I do a search on Google for my site at least twice a week and it’s usually a few days behind in the index.

  5. Xavier Lanier

    05/29/2009 at 4:23 pm

    Hopefully there’s some kind of Bing news section, similar to Google’s, which picks up news within a couple of minutes.

  6. Rob Bushway

    05/29/2009 at 4:38 pm

    they do have a news section similar to Google’s. We don’t show up in that either. We are in Google’s News section, though.

    Search for gbm shortcut bing brings up our video review in google news. Doesn’t in Bing News.

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