Let’s share how to quickly get your property set up on Bing Places for free! If you’re unfamiliar with Bing Places, it’s just like a Google My Business listing—with fewer features and on the Bing search engine.
Why Bing? Why Now?
The Bing search engine has plenty of eyeballs searching for apartments. While it’s not as dominant as Google, they still give you a free business listing that shares all your key information in search results, voice, and on their maps. Therefore, you’ll need a well-optimized listing for your property, and Bing Places is where to start.
How to quickly set up your Bing Places listing using the GMB Import:
Bing will automatically import all your data from your Google My Business listing. Follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Claim your listing by going to bingplaces.com. Click the “New User” button.
Step 2: Click the “Import from Google My Business Now” button.
Step 3: Check the box “I want to sync my business data with Google My Business at regular intervals.” Also, check the box of how often you want to sync—weekly, biweekly, monthly.
Important note: You need to use the same email you use to log in to your Google My Business listing.
Step 4: Once the import is complete, you’ll be shown a Google My Business import summary—this shows that your community was successfully imported.
Step 5: All Done! At this point, you can click the “Go To Dashboard” button, where you’ll be shown your property information on the left side along with Bing Places options on the right.
If you pay attention to the green boxes at the top of your dashboard, you’ll have a notification message that says, “Your listing is currently being reviewed and will be published on [date].” I recommend you check back on that date to make sure your listing is live.
Josh Grillo is a #1 Best Selling Author, Speaker and Co-Founder of Resident360.