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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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Complete Guide to Bing’s New Local Business Portal

Filed in Bing, Featured, Local Search, MY BEST POSTS by Matt McGee on April 12, 2011
Complete Guide to Bing’s New Local Business Portal

Bing’s local search tools and features don’t get a lot of airplay compared to Google, but that could – and should — change after today’s launch of an entirely new local listings tool for business owners. It’s called the Bing Business Portal and it has some features that should make Google Places green with envy.

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Bing Drops “Write a Review” Link; Good Move or Bad?

Filed in Bing, Featured, Local Search by Matt McGee on March 17, 2011 12 Comments
Bing Drops “Write a Review” Link; Good Move or Bad?

If you have one of those pages or links on your site that asks customers to “review us on Bing,” go ahead and take it down. Your customers can’t do that anymore. At some point in the last few months, Bing removed the “write a review” link that appeared on local business listings and disabled […]

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Anyone Wanna be Reviewed on Bing?

Filed in Bing, Local Search by Matt McGee on February 21, 2010 2 Comments
Anyone Wanna be Reviewed on Bing?

Here’s a screenshot that the folks in Redmond won’t like: How about that? “Results 1-3 of 3 for review us on bing“. And yes, you’ll get a lot more results if you try that search using Google, Yahoo, or Yelp. Bing might be gaining search share, but it’s way behind on having SMB’s asking customers […]

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The Joy (& Frustration) of Updating a Bing Local Listing

Filed in Bing, Local Search by Matt McGee on August 6, 2009 32 Comments
The Joy (& Frustration) of Updating a Bing Local Listing

Bing Local, you almost had me at “your listing has been verified.” But now I’m learning that “verified” does not necessarily mean “updated.” And, even though all is well now, a little communication goes a long way when dealing with local business owners … or when dealing with people like me, who help local business […]

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Locksmith Spam on Bing? You Bet

Filed in Bing, Local Search by Matt McGee on May 28, 2009 9 Comments
Locksmith Spam on Bing? You Bet

During all the coverage of Microsoft’s new “Bing” on Search Engine Land today, David Mihm wondered what Bing looks like on a search for locksmiths in NYC and hoped maybe MSFT would clean up the spam a bit. Apparently not: Here’s the thing: The switch to Bing apparently doesn’t include an algorithm/relevance update, only changes […]

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