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Finally, Glass Almanac Has 1 Visit from Bing (and Yahoo, too!)

Filed in Bing, Google, SEO, Yahoo by Matt McGee on September 12, 2013 1 Comment
Finally, Glass Almanac Has 1 Visit from Bing (and Yahoo, too!)

Since I mentioned a month ago that Google and Bing are handling my new GlassAlmanac.com website soooo differently, I want to share this update: The site finally got its first visit from Bing. And it also has one visit from Yahoo, too! The Bing visit happened back on August 25, two weeks after I wrote [...]

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Google & Bing Are Handling My New Website Soooo Differently

Filed in Bing, Google, SEO by Matt McGee on August 14, 2013 13 Comments
Google & Bing Are Handling My New Website Soooo Differently

Some of you may know that I recently launched a new hobby blog/website. It’s called Glass Almanac, and it’s all about Google Glass. The site launched back on July 6th, but in stealth mode. Then I did a public launch on August 8th. “Stealth mode” doesn’t mean I kept the site out of search engines, [...]

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Bing Places For Business replaces Bing Business Portal

Filed in Bing, Local Search by Matt McGee on April 25, 2013 7 Comments
Bing Places For Business replaces Bing Business Portal

This is interesting: Bing has just announced a significant change to its local business listing management platform. The name is changing from Bing Business Portal to Bing Places for Business (just like Google’s name for its similar platform), and a lot of what I’d call the expanded functionality from the old Business Portal is being [...]

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6 Things to Know About the Yelp-Bing Local Data Partnership

Filed in Bing, Local Search by Matt McGee on August 14, 2012 3 Comments
6 Things to Know About the Yelp-Bing Local Data Partnership

Two months ago, Bing and Yelp announced a local content partnership that looks like a win-win for both parties. For Yelp, the deal offers increased exposure and is part of what’s been a pretty great year when you factor in its growing visibility in Apple’s iOS, too. For Bing, which stopped accepting user reviews last [...]

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Bing Business Portal Prepping Two New Features: Marketplace & Lists

Filed in Bing, Local Search by Matt McGee on April 24, 2012 2 Comments
Bing Business Portal Prepping Two New Features: Marketplace & Lists

Two new features have shown up as “Coming Soon” in the Bing Business Portal: Marketplace and Lists. And like many features in the BBP, they show Bing’s intention to make the BBP a full-service marketing platform that goes far beyond local search listings. If you’re logged-in to the BBP, you can see the two new [...]

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How to Verify Your Bing Business Portal Listing

Filed in Bing, Local Search by Matt McGee on February 23, 2012 2 Comments
How to Verify Your Bing Business Portal Listing

One of the more common questions that comes up when I write about the Bing Business Portal surrounds how to verify a new listing. Or maybe “where” is the better word. The “how” part is pretty easy, but some users are having trouble finding where to finish the verification process. So here’s what I know [...]

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