Bloggers & Bing

We're big fans of Bing at Alt for numerous reasons, #1 being that they are regularly coming up with ways to make blogging a little easier. Here are three recent developments from Bing that you'll be happy to hear about: 
 
1. Bing Boards! 

Bing Boards are a new feature that makes visual content equal to regular search results. Basically, influencers use Bing Boards to create visual collections about topics they're passionate about. Then, when you search with the Bing Boards feature, the visuals they've collected will pop up with your web searches. And you can be one of the Influencers! Watch for an announcement soon about how you can start creating your own boards. 
 
2. Image Search 

The Bing Image search team has been hard at work to create a “Search by License" feature and it's just been made available for use. As bloggers, we understand how frustrating it can be to when you come up with just the right post only to realize you don’t have the appropriate rights to use photos the way you intended to. But now Bing has simplified the process to allow you to filter by usage rights and only see images that have a Creative Commons license. It makes finding the perfect (and legal) photo a snap! 

3. Pin to Pinterest 

Another cool feature on Bing image search is Pin to Pinterest, where you can pin image results directly from Bing to your favorite Pinterest boards. The best part: Bing automatically links and gives proper attribution to the original, high-resolution source, saving you the hassle of tracking it down yourself.
 
Three cheers for Bing helping bloggers! 

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Eden Hensley

Marketing creative, community engagement specialist, technophile, photographer, food and wine enthusiast, and the founder and editor-in-chief of The Road to The Good Life, a lifestyle blog about appreciating and enhancing your life by being grateful for the "haves" instead of lingering on the "wants." There you will find personal stories about my life and family weaved in with real-life, achievable entertaining tips, recipes for hearty home cooked meals, and DIY projects for capturing and sharing memories. I believe the best place to swap stories is over a shared meal, preferably a Thai-meal served family style, and teach an online introduction class to Thai Flavors and host the Family Dinners at The Station supper club in San Francisco.