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Bing Business Portal Adds “Order by Smartphone” Tool

Filed in Bing, Local Search by Matt McGee on February 21, 2012 3 Comments
Bing Business Portal Adds “Order by Smartphone” Tool

Bing has quietly added a new feature to the Bing Business Portal (BBP) that lets local businesses accept orders from mobile searchers using smartphones. The “Order by Smartphone” option/tool is integrated into the existing BBP tool that lets local business owners create a free mobile website to go along with their Bing local listing. Background [...]

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Hey Bing Business Portal: Nice Update Postcard!

Filed in Bing, Featured, Local Search by Matt McGee on November 10, 2011 0 Comments
Hey Bing Business Portal: Nice Update Postcard!

If you’ve ever updated a local business listing — on Google, Bing, Yahoo, or wherever — you’ve felt that fear and dread. It’s the fear and dread that comes when you submit the updated information and then start waiting for the postcard. Will the postcard reach me? Will it be obvious who it’s from and [...]

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Bing Business Portal Continues to Grow

Filed in Bing, Featured, Local Search by Matt McGee on October 7, 2011 7 Comments
Bing Business Portal Continues to Grow

The Bing Business Portal was already pretty impressive when it launched back in the spring, and Bing has recently rolled out a series of updates and new features that only make it more impressive — not only for online marketing, but also for offline, too.

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Control Your Bing Business Portal Photos with “Key Area” Feature

Filed in Bing, Featured, Local Search by Matt McGee on July 20, 2011 5 Comments
Control Your Bing Business Portal Photos with “Key Area” Feature

If you’re in Google Maps and you do a search that will bring up my wife‘s Google Places listing, you’ll see something that’s been frustrating me for a while now: Google clipped the main photo of her so much that it looks likes she’s imitating a prairie dog! It’s terrible:

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Bing Local Business Portal Goes Into Maintenance Mode

Filed in Bing, Featured, Local Search by Matt McGee on July 8, 2011 1 Comment
Bing Local Business Portal Goes Into Maintenance Mode

Good luck trying to add or update a local listing at the Bing Business Portal. It’s not working, and won’t be for another 10 days. As both Daniel Hollerung and David Wallace noticed on Twitter this morning, there’s a new “Scheduled Maintenance Alert” on the dashboard when you login:

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Bing Quietly Adds Bulk Uploads to Local Business Listings

Filed in Bing, Featured, Local Search by Matt McGee on May 12, 2011 11 Comments
Bing Quietly Adds Bulk Uploads to Local Business Listings

Bing has (finally) added a bulk upload tool for local business owners with multiple locations. Actually, “system” might be the more accurate word instead of “tool,” because it requires a Bing rep to “help with the setup process.” Here’s a look at how it works:

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