Web SourceType (Bing, Version 2)

The Web SourceType returns pages relevant to the queried term. Web results are ordered by an automated ranking algorithm. The Bing ranking algorithm analyzes factors such as web page content, the number and quality of websites that link to these pages, and the relevance of a website to the query term. Results can be filtered by file type.

Request Parameters

Required Parameters

The following parameters are required for all requests:


To get results from a given SourceType, you must specify it in a SearchRequest.Sources statement.

Optional Parameters

The following optional parameters are applicable to this SourceType.

Response Fields

The following response fields are common to all source types:

The following response fields are specific to the Web SourceType:

Request and Response Examples

For examples of requests and responses for this SourceType specific to a given protocol, see:

Code Samples

For examples of code that sends a request that specifies this SourceType and parses the response, see Web SourceType Code Samples.

Error Handling

For information about error messages, see Error Handling (Bing, Version 2.0).

See Also


API Reference (Bing, Version 2)