personalized search

Bing makes search more personal with Adaptive Search

For Microsoft, Google’s overwhelming dominance of search has not deterred the Redmond software giant from trying to compete in the market.

In fact, if anything, it’s only given Microsoft a greater incentive to try to recapture a market it probably believes it should have owned.

After years of failure, it’s hard to argue that Microsoft has finally made some headway in the search wars with Bing. At the same time, of course, this doesn’t mean that Bing will ever compete toe-to-toe with Google, or that Bing will ever become a profitable investment.

Personalized search helps online grocery shoppers

Online grocer FreshDirect offers its customers many options to make shopping from a large selection of inventory simple, ranging from search functionality, breadcrumb navigation (literal and figurative – they do sell breadcrumbs!), and shopping from previous grocery lists. Grocery buying is, after all, largely predicated on repeat purchasing of favorite or staple products.

FreshDirect recently made browsing and buying even easier for returning registered customers by personalizing its site search functionality.