Saturday, 16 April 2011

The Bing Business Portal For Local Search

On April 11 2011 Microsoft launched the Beta version of the Bing Business Portal (BBP) - http://www.bing.com/businessportal where you can add your business and claim a listing. This service has replaced the Bing Local Listing Center.


bing business portal


The form has also asks for the Twitter and Facebook account details, your business specialties which can be graphically represented using the slider, the Mobile website creation and the ability to generate deals and offers is also available in BBP which truly are remarkable features, you can even add photos and add additional details about your business regarding professional affiliations, year established, etc.


The listings can be claimed by phone or using a PIN that’s sent through conventional mail. The content should then go live in 48 to 72 hours.


Products Section:


Apart from the Listings there is the Products. Deals and the People section also.


bing products


You can manage all of your products by navigating to any product group or product in the tree to the left. Select the product group or product you wish to manage and then use the forms provided to specify any listing that they are appropriate for.


Deals Section:


You can create a deal by filling in the following form:


Bing Deals


People’s Section:


Here you can invite users and add details of the people whom you want to associate with the listing.


For further details there is a FAQ page here http://www.bingbusinessportal.com/faq.aspx.

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