After several months of testing variations of what Microsoft Bing is calling “Page insights” – it is finally live. The lightbulb and page explorer snippet tool is now live for all to play with.
Here are some screenshots of what it looks like, note, it is desktop only and does not work on all search results (click to enlarge):
Microsoft said “Page insights on the Microsoft Bing search results page, which provides a summarized insights from a page on your search results so you can find what you’re looking for faster.”
Glenn Gabe summed it up nicely in this Twitter post saying Page insights:
- helps you verify the source is relevant
- provides top factoids
- lets you jump to the relevant section on the page
Yep, Bing is doing scroll to text like Google does on supported browsers.
More: Bing is using Scroll-to-text to jump you to the part of the page that’s relevant (from Page Insights). Works well. Here’s an example: pic.twitter.com/zfV2z2cG0m
— Glenn Gabe (@glenngabe) November 23, 2021
Here is what Bing said about this – note Frederic Dubut is no longer with Bing.
Very nice to see the feature in prod – UX looks really neat! First thing I tried was to check if hover or click won
— Frédéric Dubut (@CoperniX) November 23, 2021
Yeah, I’m pretty happy with how the overall experience turned out and we have more iterations coming. Hope you’re doing well!
— Rangan Majumder (@RangThang) November 23, 2021
Forum discussion at Twitter.