Bing Facebook relation getting stronger
Facebook Likes Previously Separated
In October, Bing added Facebook Likes to the bottom of its search results page. If you searched for something that one of your Facebook friends has liked on Facebook, Bing would display this after all of its “regular” results.
Facebook Likes Meet “Regular” Results
Here is a screen shot of the Facebook likes directly in the Bing results. You can see it showing for the last result.
Google’s Similar Integration, But Without Facebook
Last week, Google made a similar move. However, rather than integrate Facebook Likes into regular results, Google is integrating whether something was shared on Twitter and some other social services. Shares can also impact the ranking of regular results, unlike the situation with Bing