Bing Search API Now On Paid Platform

About a month ago, Microsoft informed us the Bing API would no longer be free and today is the day they migrated the Bing Search API to the paid platform.

Microsoft said for the time being, the Bing API will still be free – to try out. But those with over 5,000 queries per month will have to start paying after the free trial is over. The pricing structure is posted here and currently reads:

  • 2,500,000 queries for $5,000.00
  • 2,000,000 queries for $4,000.00
  • 1,500,000 queries for $3,000.00
  • 1,000,000 queries for $2,000.00
  • 500,000 queries for $1,000.00
  • 250,000 queries for $500.00
  • 100,000 queries for $200.00
  • 50,000 queries for $100.00
  • 20,000 queries for $40.00
  • 10,000 queries for $20.00
  • 5,000 queries for $0.00

The old Bing Search API will sunset on August 1, 2012.

For more details see the Bing Search blog.

Related Topics: Channel: Other | Microsoft: APIs | Microsoft: Bing


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