Bing’s Social Search Now Recommends Twitter Users to Follow

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Users of Bing’s Social Search will now get recommendations of people they should follow on Twitter when they perform a query, similar to the feature that Twitter already offers.

This feature exceeds in some topics, for instances bands and celebrities; the site even lets you know if the account is authentic by displaying the blue and white checkmark next to the name. However, Search Engine Land’s Danny Sullivan reports that when it comes to popular websites (Google, Facebook, and Twitter of all places) the feature kind of misses the mark. It does return official Twitter accounts to follow, but in each instance it failed to list the main one and in Facebook’s case, it didn’t list any official accounts.

I am sure this feature will be a nice little addition and be interesting to the search engine’s users to see the wide variety of Twitter users out there, but I don’t think it will replace the microblog’s own recommendation feature.

Loren Baker
Loren Baker is the Founder of SEJ, an Advisor at Alpha Brand Media and runs Foundation Digital, a digital marketing strategy & development agency.
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  • http://www.mitash.com/blog/ Raj – SEO Australia

    Hey, at first I didn't understand what do you mean by 'bands'! After doing some search understand that you are talking about some music group website. Anyways, I think Bing search should always come up with much more interesting and useful ideas as well as shape the present listings perfectly clear to what it has to actually display.

    • http://twitter.com/yvonneSEJ Yvonne Bell

      Sorry about that! I definitely should have been more specific!