Bing Featured Snippets Direct Answers You Can Edit With Bing Distill

Aug 7, 2017 • 7:45 am | comments (0) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Bing Search
 

Bing offered their form of direct answers years ago but now I noticed those boxes allow you to actually edit them. Also the answers seem to be coming up more often as a WebmasterWorld thread seems to imply.

Here is one result that has this direct answer, there are many...

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If you click on "improve this answer" you are taken to a screen where you can edit the result in more detail. It walks you through the process of updating the answer.

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"After you're done editing, click save and become a member of the Bing Distill community," it says. Here is the title advice given to you:

Your title is essential to creating a high-quality answer. Make sure to change the draft title that you see here. Use the phrases below it to help you find the best words.

Make sure your title:

Is in the form of a question or starts with "How to..." Uses proper capitalization (capitalize the first word and proper nouns only) Is concise

Here is the answer block advice:

Write a great answer

The ideal answer is accurate and helpful.

Make sure your answer:

Answers the question asked or implied in the title Is factual and doesn't include personal opinions or bias Is written in the third person and avoids pronouns like "you," "I," and "we" Is concise

Then it wants you to include references:

Include great references

Trusted sources give your answers more authority. Every answer needs at least one reference link.

Make sure your links:

Verify your answer Go to authoritative sites like Wikipedia (for example, xbox.com is a good reference for questions about Xbox) Don't require a subscription or an account to view

Here are more details about this Bing Distill community guidelines.

Very interesting.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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