Why did Bing reject my listing?

One member of the Colony had a problem with Bing rejecting their listing. What was wrong? What could they do about it?

Even though people still use Google to find Bing, it’s an important part of your local listing strategy to place your business on Bing. However, this can be tricky- especially if you have a service-area business that goes to customers, rather than your customers coming to your business location. What can you do? We discuss a couple options that can help.

Transcript:

I got rejected on Bing. I don’t know what I did wrong, and I still cannot find out what I did wrong.

I don’t go on to Bing much, but I was on there this morning. Do you have your Google My Business? Tell me, does your business have your address showing you work from home. Is that correct?

Right?

So you can go into Bing places and say that you want to sign up and grab your stuff from your Google My Business.

I started to do that, but I thought it would wipe it away.

No. It pulls what you have from Google My Business, but because your address isn’t showing you, go in and get the postcard sent from being and verify it that way.

So I need to go back in there and sink it through Google.

Yeah, you would say that you want to sync it. I don’t know how many you have in that email for Google My Business, but all of them will come in. You will say, “yes, these are good for the ones that have addresses.” And the ones that don’t will say that you need to finish the setup or something. If you don’t have your address showing on Google, Bing must verify it. You can clear it, but being has to verify it first.

Thank you for saying that. That’s a huge help because I’m so reliant upon Yext putting it out there for me automatically. It’s nice to hear how to do it manually.

I don’t like Yext. I don’t like it for smaller businesses, but I think it definitely has a use for franchises. I have found that I haven’t had any issues with most of them, even those on the Yext Network. It tries to act like, “oh, this is the Yext Network, so you can have to have Yext.” That’s not the case.


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