Bing Testing 5 Results Per Search Page?

Apr 16, 2013 • 8:22 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Bing Search
 

Bing LogoIt appears that some searchers may be seeing a limited number of organic search results when searching Microsoft Bing.

A WebmasterWorld thread has one searcher claiming his searches on Bing are only returning 5 results at a time. Another said he only is getting 8 organic search results. The rest are saying they see 10 results.

We've seen this before with Bing, where Bing shows random number of results. Back then, a Microsoft spokesperson told us that they are always testing - and by always - I assume also even now.

Microsoft said:

We're continually testing and experimenting on Bing in an effort to improve the user experience. We experimented with the number of answers for several months last year, and shipped the new format in June. In cases where there are answers (like a photo or video or news answer, we may provide a few more links to ensure there is right number of algo in addition to the answer blocks.

I personally do not see 5 results per page on Bing, but I can definitely believe some people are.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Comments:

Alan

04/16/2013 01:13 pm

So sad that the only competition Google has is a company just as morally corrupt as them.

Josh

04/16/2013 02:20 pm

Welcome to Corporate America.

Gabriel Sita

04/16/2013 03:31 pm

I normally see 10 results + images.

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