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Results different to Bing web site

Thread began 8/19/2011 9:56 am by nibo | Last modified 8/19/2011 2:04 pm by nibo | 2884 views | 3 replies

nibo

Thanks for the reply Jason.

SOURCE TYPE PARAMETER
I had read about the Source Type parameter, however I was happy to have "Web" as the default. As a test I added both News and Images to the query and got the following results:

Sources=Web+News: Works as before.
Sources=Web+Images: Invalid API Key.
Sources=Web+News+Images: Invalid API Key.
Sources=News: An unknown error has occurred.
Sources=Images: Invalid API Key.

MARKET PARAMETER
Sadly couldn't see any examples in that link to MSDN of how to add the parameter, however I guessed at "&Market=en-GB" which I placed at the end of the query string, however it did not change the results.

HIGHLIGHTING
I've implemented those changes and all working great. In fact I changed the highlight from <strong> to a CSS style to change the background colour.

API RESULTS ARE LESS USEFUL
All those extra touches are great, however if I can't get the results that the API is returning to better match the results that I'd get from a bing.com search then sadly I can't see the Bing Search Toolkit being of any use to me on the site I am developing.

I've read many other people posting online that the API returns results that are significantly different from bing.com. What is WebAssist's comment on this situation and what is the solution?

Thanks again.

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