In August, Google released its collection of business tools in a suite called My Business. You will need to create a Google account to add your business, if you don't already have one (ex. @gmail.com). Once your account is created you can add details about your business such as a description, pictures, and the hours. Google will need to verify your business before listing it on the map search results. This is done by responding to a postcard with a unique code that is sent to your business address. This helps verifiy that someone isn't trying to fraudulantly claim a business. It usually takes a couple of weeks before Google updates the map.
Maps is only one tool in Google My Business. My business integrates your website analytics, business reviews, Google+, and YouTube making it easy to manage your business in the world of Google.
Bing doesn't offer any business tools like Google but it is still important to claim ownership of your business listing. Visit Bing Places to create a Microsoft account (@outlook.com, @hotmail.com, @live.com) if you don't have one and claim ownership. Like Google, Bing will want details about your business to provide better information to those searching the web. Your business will also need to be verified on Bing Places in order to show up on the map. Bing offers phone, postcard, and website verification methods. In my experience, Bing seems to update their map slightly quicker than Google.
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