New License Filter on Bing Images and Bing Searches Arrive on Klout

Bing searches of person name now factor into Klout scores. Bing makes searching for licensed photos easy

Adding Bing searches brings a new measure to Klout scores, representing another medium of influence. Klout announced that starting today, the number of times your name is searched on Bing "now contributes to your Klout score."

That means the more your name is searched on Bing, the more influence you will gain on Klout. So the more times a friend, acquaintance or even you (admit it, you've done it) searches your name on Bing the more influence you will rack up on Klout.

"To check it out for yourself, start searching for yourself or people you know. If you don't see your score immediately check back as we have more in store in the coming months," Bing said.

Also, Bing Image Search now include a new "license filter" that specifically targeted to images and helps those who need to fetch licensed pictures for commercial work.

The new "Search by License" feature for Bing image search simplify finding liecense photos with filter by usage rights and choose only from results that have a Creative Commons license.

Bing Image Search: New Search by License feature

You can also filter results by another option that allows for use of modified images. If you're not sure which option to use, you can always click the last option to learn more.

In addition, the latest version of Office 2013, also lets you now search for images on Bing directly from any Office application. Not only that, "the search results will show licensed images by default" based on the "Search by License" filter.

"Previously, you had to find photos and then individually cycle through the details of each photo to verify if there is any license information. Now, Bing has simplified this process to allow you to filter by usage rights and only see images that have a Creative Commons license," bing wrote.

If you want only those pictures that you can modify for style consistency? "Just go back and filter results by another option that lets you modify images and still use them commercially - all within a couple of clicks," bing explained.

If you are not sure which option to use, you can always click the last option to learn more.

Before using an image, you can also check out the details of the Creative Commons license by going to the source of the image, looking up the exact license and then reading its details on the Creative Commons website.

Bing Image Search : Creative Commons license details of a photo

Bing Image Search Results Carousel: Search by License