Bing Featured Snippets Direct Answers You Can Edit With Bing Distill

Aug 7, 2017 - 7:45 am 0 by
Filed Under Bing Search

Girl Laptop Bing 1900px

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...

click for full size

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.

click for full size

"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, 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.


Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community


Search Video Recaps

Google Weekend Volatility, Google On Search Leak, Elizabeth Tucker Interview & Apple Intelligence - YouTube
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: June 20, 2024

Jun 20, 2024 - 10:00 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Warns On Using JavaScript For Structured Data

Jun 20, 2024 - 7:51 am

Most Google People Also Ask Responses Are Wikipedia

Jun 20, 2024 - 7:41 am
Google Maps

Google Map Pin Exploit Leads To Local Rankings Drop & Possible Suspension

Jun 20, 2024 - 7:31 am

Google Search Tests Latest Deals With Deals In Past 24 Hours

Jun 20, 2024 - 7:21 am

Google Search Tests Top-Quality Store and Shop Rating Labels Together

Jun 20, 2024 - 7:11 am
Previous Story: Google Tests Topics For Search Refinements