Jan 27, 2010
The Localeze Enhanced Business Registry to Provide Keyword-Rich and Business-Verified Content for Bing Local and Bing 411
Vienna, VA - Helping consumers quickly find verified, keyword-driven and up-to-date local business information, Localeze, the largest business listings identity manager for local search, today announced a renewed relationship with Microsoft Corp.'s decision engine, Bing™ to provide its Enhanced Business Registry of more than 14 million listings content for Bing Local and Bing 411.
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."
Microsoft has worked with Localeze to include its data in its search engine since 2005. The largest business listings identity manager for local search, Localeze provides keyword rich, verified and current local business content to local online search directories, vertical local search engines, social networking search sites, mobile search applications and Internet Yellow Pages.
Localeze is the largest business listings identity manager for local search. As a trusted partner, Localeze maintains direct, authorized relationships with local search platforms, national and regional brands, channel partners and local businesses. The company provides businesses essential tools to verify, manage and enhance the identity of their local listings across the Web. Through these relationships and access to authoritative local business information, Localeze is the largest provider of trusted, enhanced online local business listings in the local search industry. Localeze is a privately held company headquartered in Vienna, Virginia.