Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE As of today, Saturday, March
6, 2010 Microsoft Bing's Local Listing Center is no longer accepting new
local business listing claiming and updating until their backlog and issues
have been resolved.
When visiting the URL https://ssl.bing.com/listings/ListingCenter.aspx the
following notice has been posted:
"Local Listing Center Backlog:
We have received a lot of feedback recently regarding issues with claiming
and updating business listings using Bing Local Listing Center. We are
actively working on fixing these issues and will closely monitor the progress
of clearing out the backlog. We understand that this has been very
frustrating for many of you and sincerely apologize for the long delays.
Thank you for your patience!
Bing Local Listing Center Team"
What is not as clear is why a couple of sentences further there is th... (more)
The Internet has turned into a great local business marketing tool in the
past couple of years. While local businesses have not yet adopted these tools
into their marketing strategies, the technologies are moving forward with or
without them. The convergence of Search, Social Media and Mobile Marketing is
bringing business information with products and services into the hands of
the local consumers.
Having had Internet business experience for the past 16 years, I can tell you
this is probably one of the few times where we can put all the local business
marketing puzzle pieces to... (more)
As a local business or small business dependent upon the local consumer for
your revenue you can tap into a free marketing tool with search engines,
social communities, 411 websites and GPS websites. This marketing tool is
known as local business listing and it is estimated that less than 15% of all
businesses are actually using this business marketing tool to their benefit.
This is mostly because most local businesses have failed to claim, update and
maintain their listing.
Are local business listings new? Absolutely not! They have been around for a
number of years with the sear... (more)
Ongoing FREE webinars (http://www.smartfindslocallisting.com/webinar.php)
entitled, An Introduction to the Benefits of Local Business Listings, are
scheduled to take place. The webinars are being hosted by SmartFinds Internet
Marketing, with two upcoming sessions scheduled for Wednesday, February 24th
at 10:00 a.m. EST and Thursday, February 25th at 2:00 p.m. EST. The free
webinars will provide business owners with an opportunity to learn the many
ways that local business listings can positively impact their bottom line
through local business marketing.
SmartFinds Internet Market... (more)
Local business listings have become a significant local marketing tool that
is showing the demise of the traditional yellow pages and equally the
traditional coupons. The famous Stars Wars quote comes to mind “This will
be a day long remembered. It has seen the end of Kenobi, and will soon see
the end of the Rebellion. – Darth Vader”
With the onset of mobile devices and mobile applications becoming a more
useful tool to the local consumers, we have to wonder how this will affect
the traditional coupons that are printed and cut using scissors. The impact
we are discussing comes i... (more)