If your business is just about brick and mortar, then you surely know the importance of the local customers. Small business owners like plumbers, florists, accountants, lawyers, dentists, spa, and restaurants are more inclined toward local customers and hence need to perform local SEO for better visibility for the geographically-related keywords. At the same time the significant rise in uses of mobile devices has changes the face of the intent marketing. Across the search engine results, people are very much concerned about the physical existence of the business online.
What if searchers find your business information without visiting your website? Isn’t it a great idea?
Local SEO improves business listings and helps potential customers find your small business online based on their local search results. But often when people discuss about local listing, they just only think about Google+ or Yelp and completely ignore BING PLACE. After Google, Bing is the second largest search engine and no doubt can help you reach your potential customers in your locality.
This article is all about step-by-step instructions to set up Bing Places for Business – a perfect free tool for small business.
Step 1: Get Started
You can easily and quickly claim your business listing on BING. The very first step of get listed begins with this link: https://www.bingplaces.com/ and then click “Get started” button highlighted in the webpage.
Step 2: Claim an Existing Business or Add a New Business
Once you click on the get started button you will be taken to a screen where you have to perform a search for your business either by using business phone number or using the business name and location. If you find your business already listed then you need to claim your existing business otherwise you will be asked for “add new business”.
Step 3: Login to Your Microsoft Account and Add Your Business
In this step you need a Microsoft account to log in to Bing place. You can log in to your existing account else you need to create one.
Once you’re logged in, it’s time to start adding in all of your business details to the specific fields available such as basic business details, additional business details, online presence, image & video, other contact information and general information. More details in the below screenshot.
After you fill in all of the details, you need to click on the submit button and verify your postal address. it takes 3-5 days to send the verification PIN to your registered address.
Advantage of Bing Places
- Easy bulk upload option makes it quick and interesting
- Easy to edit interface
- Bing is inclusive of all social networks
- Categories get automatically associated with your listing that you can edit as per you need
Yes, if you have not tried yet, it is the best time to check out Bing Places to claim your business listing while making it social and interesting for your visitors. .…
You need any help to list your business in Bing places, feel free to contact me at aru-@-digitalvani.com or you can directly call me on +91 750 412 9996.