Monday, November 25, 2013

Did you notice that Bing Shopping no longer exists?

Another Bing article? I know, I know.

While the holiday shopping season approaches even closer, some users of Bing might notice that Bing Shopping (bing.com/shopping) no longer exists.


As noted by this article from SearchEngineLand, Bing Shopping no longer exists and instead product results are now integrated into the main web search. As an example, look at this test search for a 14 megapixel camera. Along the right, you'll see product results. In the normal search listings, you can also click on result links that are actual search queries on shopping websites such as Amazon.

301 Redirect

For the more technically inclined folks, if you try to access bing.com/shopping, you'll get a 301 redirect:
bing.com/shopping showing a 301 redirect, via Chrome's dev tools
Sounds like the move is going to stick indefinitely.