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Bing - local business listing
How to get listed
nickreynolds




msg:3925447
 8:37 am on Jun 3, 2009 (gmt 0)

My site is top of the listing for "my town my business" search. However I'm not in the local businesses section. Anyone know how I get in this - is there a system in place like Google has?

 

rustybrick




msg:3925550
 11:27 am on Jun 3, 2009 (gmt 0)

Same as live search, just change live.com to bing.com...

Here is the new URL https://ssl.bing.com/listings/BusinessSearch.aspx

nickreynolds




msg:3925663
 2:43 pm on Jun 3, 2009 (gmt 0)

Ah thanks. Sadly that only seems to be for the US and I'm in the UK.

Finally found the page - in case anyone else ids searching for it it's https://ssl.bing.com/listings/ListingCenter.aspx

edit - oops, that just sends you to the page rusty mentioned which is US only.

JS_Harris




msg:3925782
 5:17 pm on Jun 3, 2009 (gmt 0)

US only, that's not very intuitive, especially considering Gov Schwarzenegger is closing down everything in the state this week. Won't be much of a local left here soon, hehe.

bobgentry




msg:3925803
 5:28 pm on Jun 3, 2009 (gmt 0)

I too would like to know were the UK results come from or how to add my site to the listings

Prominentum




msg:3925918
 8:10 pm on Jun 3, 2009 (gmt 0)

During submission process, it still asks for Windows Live ID .. is there some identity crisis? What good is Windows Live without live.com alive any more ;)

nickreynolds




msg:3925968
 9:29 pm on Jun 3, 2009 (gmt 0)

Hmm yes I realise, when searching bing.com you get local listing. If you click on the UK tab, you don't get local listings! Which of course is somewhat back to front!
Interesting question as to where they got the listings from!

g1smd




msg:3925973
 9:41 pm on Jun 3, 2009 (gmt 0)


*** During submission process, it still asks for Windows Live ID ***

Not when I used it, it didn't (UK form).

Windows Live still exists. It's just the search side that's called Bing; and, Bing only does search.

gayleann




msg:3926386
 11:02 am on Jun 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

How big a player is Bing these days? How much traffic do they get?

mediademon




msg:3930328
 11:20 am on Jun 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

Not sure how big they are, but would still be interested in a UK local listing!

m1t0s1s




msg:3935331
 4:57 pm on Jun 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

https://ssl.bing.com/listings/BusinessSearch.aspx doesn't support Chrome, only firefox and IE. Pathetic. Manageable, but still pathetic.

[edited by: m1t0s1s at 5:15 pm (utc) on June 17, 2009]

arieng




msg:3935336
 5:05 pm on Jun 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

Lots of MS services (such as AdCenter) don't support Chrome. Strange coincidence, isn't it?

willybfriendly




msg:3935351
 5:14 pm on Jun 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

Lots of MS services (such as AdCenter) don't support Chrome. Strange coincidence, isn't it?

Nor Opera, I might add.

m1t0s1s




msg:3935367
 5:25 pm on Jun 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

I miss Opera's User-agent faking feature where you could actually edit the real user agent, and not something detectable like 'Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; U; en; rv:1.8.1) Gecko/20061208 Firefox/2.0.0 Opera 9.63 '

m1t0s1s




msg:3935422
 6:50 pm on Jun 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

found my own answer, you use the "Mask as [browser]" User Agent.

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