At Advice Local, we value search engine optimization, and we know that we can optimize just about anything, including your Bing Local Business profile. We’ve put together a few tips to help you on your Internet marketing journey.
1. Claim Your Bing Local Business Profile
All you need to do is log into Bing Local and participate in the verification process. This is the first, crucial step to taking charge of your Bing profile and using it to boost your search engine ranking and attract more customers.
2. Make Your Profile Relevant
This step will help your profile stand out, especially if you list accurate information. Adding a local phone number and address are excellent indicators of your business’s location, so it’s more likely to appear in search results if someone runs a search for businesses in your area. As you go about setting up your profile on Bing Local Business, don’t overlook the importance of a profile picture. Profiles with a picture or two are more likely to attract customers because they’ll know what to look for when they’re on the road.
3. Get Bing Reviews
Reviews add credibility to your company. They show that other customers have visited your establishment and have had an enjoyable experience. Unfortunately, your business isn’t perfect, so a handful of negative reviews are more than likely to pop up. Don’t worry too much about them. If your profile viewers see only positive reviews, they may become suspicious. Believe it or not, negative reviews can help build your credibility, too.
4. Add Your Categories and More
Make sure that your customers know which industry you’re in by adding the proper categories to your Bing Local Business page. Categories are a crucial part of the local search rankings, so you need to ensure that they’re correct. In addition to categories, Advice Local can help you add specialties to your page, which helps you stand out from the competition and gives your customers more information to work with.
Claiming your online business listings can be a challenge. At Advice Local we are here to help you. Schedule a demo today and see how you are doing online.