Bing Recognizes Cape Charles Wave As Local News Source


August 31, 2013

Heard of Bing? It’s Microsoft’s answer to Google, albeit a very weak voice against the Google powerhouse.

A year ago in August, Google News accepted the Cape Charles Wave as a source of local information. Google News readers who search “Cape Charles” get a listing of online news from local sources. Typically, 9 out of 10 of the news articles are from the Wave.

To be accredited as a Google news source, the Wave had to demonstrate that it publishes information that would normally be found in a newspaper, such as news reports, feature stories, opinion columns, obituaries, classifieds, and letters to the editor. The Wave was also required to have a public “face” — meaning that its editors and reporters are clearly identified by name.

Now, a year later, Bing News has also accepted the Wave as a local news source. But using Bing News is trickier than using Google. First, enter in your browser, and then search for “Cape Charles.” Be sure to use the quotation marks – otherwise you’ll get stories about Cape Town and Prince Charles mixed in. Finally, choose the option “Past 7 days” or you might find news stories up to 10 years old.

Bing News search engine top hits for "Cape Charles" are from the Wave.

Bing News search engine top hits for “Cape Charles” are from the Wave.

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