Every business wants to make connect more to its customers and increase its chances of gaining new customers. “Bing Places for Business is a free service that allows you to add or claim your business listing on Bing and be found by millions of Bing users searching online” Bing. It is simply another outlet for businesses to connect with Internet users and is an excellent opportunity to gain more customers.
Claiming your business listing on Bing is easy and unbelievably fast. And if you do not believe me, here is a step-by-step guide to taking advantage of Bing Places.
First go to www.bingplaces.com then click “get started”:
That link will take you to another page with a world map. You now have the option to select the country or region that your business is located in:
Next, you will have to enter your phone number, business name, and business location. Then click “search”.
If your business shows up in the search results, select it. If your business does not show up in the search results, you should select the button that says “create new business”.
Note: This selection will prompt you to enter a Microsoft login username and password. If you do now have a username, you will need to create one to continue this process.
When you click “create a new business,” you will be taken to a page that asks for more specific business details. First we will fill our the basic business details:
Next, click “service, hours, photos & other details”
You will now see options for your business’s hours of operation. If you do not want your hours displayed, click the bubble next to “do not display hours of operation. If you are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, you will click the bubble next to “we are open 24x7”. Finally, if your business hours do not fall within those hours but you still want them displayed, click the bubble next to “Our business hours are as follows” and then select the hours that your are open for the 7 days of the week. Here are our business hours:
Next, you can add up to 10 photos of your business!
Finally, you can add a business description and tagline as well as parking options, payment options, the year your business was established and any other additional contact information that you may wish to provide. When you are happy with your business listing you should click “submit”.
Now you will have to option to verify your business either now or later (I opted to verify our business now).
And that’s it! Simple, right? When you receive your verification pin number you can enter it by clicking on the link in the page that looks like this:
Alternatively, you can simply go to https://www.bingplaces.com/, click “get started”, and then enter your verification PIN number on the page you are taken to, which looks like this: