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Local Listing Setup in the New Bing Business Portal: As Told By Bing

Local Listing Setup in the New Bing Business Portal: As Told By Bing

Earlier this month Bing announced that the Bing Local Listing Center had been transition to the Bing Business Portal.  The new system, which is in Beta, came with a new look, some new glitches, and individual comic frames as help tutorials for the process.  Below are the individual frames combined into on single comic strip in the order they appear during setup. These details give a brief insight into how to setup a business listing in the Bing Business Portal…

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Google Places: A Blessing and a Curse for Small Businesses

Google Places: A Blessing and a Curse for Small Businesses

Since the integration of Google Places search last October, the local search space has become a hot topic among internet marketers and small businessesalike. The need for a claimed, well optimized Google Places listing has never been more crucial, and yet at the same time it is perhaps at its most confusing and difficult state. In late November I shared some information about Google Places sending review requests via email to small businesses. In many instances it was inconsistencies with address format,…

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A Closer Look At Google Maps Community Edits

A Closer Look At Google Maps Community Edits

Last week I caught a good read over at the Huomah SEO Blog called, A small business guide local web marketing.  Author Charles Stankovitch did a thorough job of teaching readers how to tap into the local market on sites like Google, Yahoo, Bing and Yelp, as well as a handful of other local sites.  But the irony of the situation was that shortly after the post went live, Google had gone in and made some new changes to the…

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