Consumers are looking for local information. As a business owner, how do you earn not only the attention, but the business of today’s digitally savvy consumers? At Bing, we are always looking for ways to simplify your experience of managing your business online, and help increase the discoverabilityof your business by millions of users.
The launch of Bing Places for Business in the UK and Canada is the first of many steps in our effort to provide you with all the tools you need to easily and quickly find and engage local customers online before they set foot in your store. Bing Places is free, and all it takes is a few steps to ensure your business is more prominent on the web.
Just follow the 3 simple steps below to enhance the presence of your business online:
1. First,see if Bing already has your business information for local search results by typing in your company name and phone number. If Bing finds you, verify that all the information shown is correct. Go ahead and sign up at Bing Places to correct your company information such as website URL and photos, then hit “Submit”.
2. If your business is not listed in Bing Places, go ahead create your listing at Bing Places by including information such as company website URL, photo, hours of operation and so on. You can also add up to 10 business categories that may help increase the discoverability of your business.
3. Whether you started with step 1 or step 2, the final step is to confirm your business ownership by verifying it either via the phone. Alternatively, follow the instructions to verify by post.
Bing Places for Business also supports bulk upload to make submission easy for businesses that have multiple locations, and for agencies that manage online listings on behalf of their clients. Go to the HELP section on the Bing Places homepage for more information.
It’s free so why wait? Login to Bing Places and start promoting your business online today!
Finally, as we said at the outset – this is only the first step. Our goal is to make it easier to get your local business found on Bing. Stay tuned for exciting updates in the near future.
– Isabell Sheang, Senior Product Manager, Bing