Bing Releases Image Search Widget

Bing has made the process of displaying images and slideshows on websites a lot easier by providing access to the code necessary to display its search result images.

Once users copy the code, they simply insert it into the source code and, voila: Bing images will appear on the Web page in question.

How Does It Work?

Visitors to the Image Widget page are prompted to complete a series of settings, which control what images are displayed and how they are formatted.

For example, in a search for chocolate cake, users can opt for the images to appear as a collage and select other settings, such as background color and border.

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The result? Bing presents a beautiful array of delicious chocolate cakes.

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Do you see Bing having an issue with images displaying on particular sites that they would not want to be affiliated with? As a marketer, what purpose does this new widget hold for you?

About the author

Ashley Zeckman is the Director of Marketing for Benovate, a Minneapolis based health management company. She is responsible for the digital marketing strategy for the organization which includes search engine optimization, social media, and content marketing. She also provides guidance on communications best practices and on the communications support available for each client's unique business needs and budget.

Prior to joining Benovate, Ashley was a Communications Manager for RedBrick Health. Ashley also held the position of Marketing Manager for TopRank Online Marketing, a digital marketing agency. Her areas of expertise include communications, client relations, integrated marketing, online marketing, marketing strategy, content marketing, SEO, digital PR, blogging, B2B and B2C marketing, customer segmentation, and social media strategy.