Bing launches 2017 Black Friday ads, expands list of delivery services for package-tracking search feature

To gear up for the holidays, Bing announced today an expanded list of delivery services it supports for package-tracking searches. It’s also bringing back its Black Friday flyer ads.
Now, in addition to USPS, UPS and Fedex in the US, Bing says it supports several markets outside the US, including myHermes in Great Britain and Purolator in Canada.
“Simply put your tracking ID in the search box, and Bing will present the latest tracking status right in the search result,” says Bing on its Search Blog.
The Bing Shopping Black Friday flyer ads for 2017 are now live and feature deals from big box retailers and retail chains.

The site has also added a new weather and sports-related search feature, showing historical data for weather patterns and sports scores. For example, a search for “weather in November in Paris” will return a chart showing historical weather patterns for the Paris:

According to Bing, it also works when searching for past sporting event scores, pulling

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New goodies for online retailers at SMX East

If you’re an online retailer, you’re already ramping up for the busy holiday season ahead. The good news is that Google has rolled out several new features to AdWords to help with your shopping campaigns.
As reported by Ginny Marvin on Search Engine Land, the new AdWords features include a new metric, called absolute top impression share, and a new diagnostics report lets advertisers dig deeper into product status issues in AdWords.

Learn about these and other features exclusive to the new AdWords interface that are rolling out to advertisers through this year at the Shopping Campaign Tips Tricks You’ll Want To Own session at SMX East, where our SEM experts will share tips and strategies to systematically and creatively cultivate your Bing and Google shopping campaigns into healthy, productive year-round ROAS generators.
Other sessions you’ll want to attend at SMX East include:
Finding Feed-Driven Retail Success Beyond Bing & Google – In this session, our expert speakers discuss opportunities on

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Bing’s “My Saves” feature lets users save video, image and shopping searches across devices

Bing announced a new “My Saves” feature today that makes it possible for users signed into their Bing accounts to save video, image and shopping searches so that they can be accessed at a later time across their desktop and mobile devices.
According to the announcement, hovering over a video or image search result will display a ‘Save’ icon at the bottom of the video or image frame. Clicking on the ‘Save’ option will add the video or image to the “My Saves” folder located under the settings icon on Bing’s homepage.
Bing shared the following video to explain how the new feature works:

Bing’s Shopping search results are also able to be saved:
For shopping searches, you’ll see a blue banner above images that reads, ‘See shopping results’. Clicking on this will filter your results to images of products you can purchase. You can save your favorite search results and access them from ‘My Saves’ at a later time so

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