Since Microsoft launched their Bing search engine a little over four years ago in mid-2009, one of its characteristics that set it apart from search giant Google was the featuring of a lovely image that changed on a daily basis.
Featured images ranged from landscapes, animals, people, and more. Today, online photography community 500px has announced that they are collaborating with Bing to power the search engine’s daily photo display.
“We see great potential and continue to explore further avenues to showcase 500px photographers,” writes Diana Tula on the 500px blog.
It’s a wonderful opportunity for photographers hoping to get their work noticed. According to Alexa Analytics, Bing is the 16th most popular website on the Internet. That translates to millions of visits daily.
Photographers interested in participating in the 500px + Bing partnership are able to upload their photographers to the “Bing Homepage” section of their 500px Organizer. From there, 500px and Bing editors will come together to review and select the top picks — with the possibility of the submitted photo being featured on Bing.com for a whole day.
It’s not just a smash and grab on the part of 500px and Bing, though. The photographer’s biography and image details are available by clicking the “Info” button overlaid on the image.
“By collaborating with Bing, we are introducing you and your work to a wider global audience. We see great potential and continue to explore further avenues to showcase 500px photographers,” says Tula.
(via 500px Blog)