The BING Local Listings is now transformed into BING Business Portal Beta which predicted to be a real challenge for Google Places and improved exposure for Local Businesses.
Features helps you in:
Dress up your Listings
Promote Special Deals
Media and Marketing Elements Integration
Quick Response Codes – Most compatible for QR codereaders on most smart phone cameras
Visualize Listings on PCs and Mobiles
Post to Facebook Business pages from the portal’s interface
Free Coupons and Offers
Contacts Book/User Management/Role Based Access
Drag and Drop Option
High-Lighted Listing on Local SERPs (previously BING used to bring the results from Yellow Pages)
Beta Version Tools
And similar features to and advanced features than Google Places and Local Business Listings.
Also, planned to include more in near future.
BING and YAHOO signs a Deal on Jul 29, 2009. The Deal is, “Microsoft’s Bing search engine will power Yahoo’s search site, and Yahoo will sell premium search advertising services for both companies.”
BING moved to second place and raising its share on SE Market Place, as well having alliance with FaceBook in few aspects.
Also the Max. Traffic for our Websites comes from BING & MSN, next to Google.com.
Now Google puts More pressure on Google Places to add some more features to match Bing’s offering.