Local search business listings provider Localeze has extended its relationship with Microsoft’s Bing.com – a partnership formed in 2005 where Microsoft includes data from Localeze in its search index.
Bing will use Localeze’s premium business content, including more than 500,000 business-verified and managed listings, which have been enhanced directly by local businesses. In addition to its rigorous basic name/address/phone number validation and governance processes, Localeze will provide additional business details including hours of operation, products and services offered, credit cards accepted and more on Bing’s local business profiles. Local search results on Bing utilizing Localeze content will now be attributed to Localeze.
“Helping consumers make better buying decisions locally, our renewed relationship with Bing brings two leading search companies together to offer the best of the best in premium business listings," said Jeff Beard, president, Localeze. "Localeze's rich, business-verified and enhanced local content will help Bing's business profiles deliver more relevant and accurate results, which online shoppers need to make local purchasing decisions."