Bing Brings Quora Content Into Its Social Sidebar

bing-logoBing continues to expand the content that may show up in its social sidebar, with news today that its Quora integration is complete.

The integration involves Bing showing top Quora contributors in the sidebar when there’s Q&A content on Quora that’s related to the Bing search term, much like the sidebar might show content from Facebook or Twitter if that’s relative to the search.

Here’s a screenshot of integration that’s being shown on both Bing’s and Quora’s announcement:

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Quora isn’t a new partner for Bing; it was included in the partner list when Bing originally announced the social sidebar back in May. Today’s announcement is that the integration is finally complete and available to all Bing users in the U.S. — much like it announced the Foursquare integration in July. (Foursquare was also listed as one of the original partners in May.)

For Quora, the Bing partnership gives it more exposure. Quora’s been pushing in that direction lately. Just yesterday, it announced the availability of embeddable Q&A content widgets for web site owners.

Related Topics: Channel: Social | Microsoft: Bing | Microsoft: Bing Social Search | Quora

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  • http://optimizehere.co/ Matt Morgan

    I think this is a fantastic feature. Props to Bing. Finally a 1 up on Google.

  • http://twitter.com/iashishPsingh Ashish Pratap Singh

    First direct impact of Social Media on Some search engines. Quora discussions definitely add value for searchers.

  • Catherine Lockey

    Nice! I’m liking Bing more every day!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mazijk John Nagle

    I,ve just come across Bing looks good yes a bit of common sense would make life a lot more sane.

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