As the holiday season gets into full gear, businesses of all sizes are keeping odd hours. Whether you are shopping for a last minute gift or you just need to grab a bite to eat, the Bing holiday hours feature will let you know who is open and when.
Bing Includes Holiday Hours on Business Listings
According to Bing , it is collaborating with business owners and trusted partners in order to provide consumers with real-time accurate holiday hours.
All you have to do is search for local businesses on Bing, and if the hours of operation have changed for the holidays, you will receive the latest update. With Christmas and the New Year fast approaching, this can be a very useful tool so you won’t waste time searching for businesses that are open.
If you want customers to discover your business on Bing local, it only takes three simple steps, and best of all, it is absolutely free.
First, claim the listing of your business . In most instances, Bing probably has a listing for your business, and if it doesn’t you can add a single or multiple locations.
Second, complete your listing profile, which includes hours of operations amongst other details, such as services and contact information.
Third, verify your listing and you will receive a PIN on your phone, email or place of business to protect it from unauthorized changes, and you are done.
If you are a small business and don’t use Bing as part of your overall digital presence, you should consider adding it. According to  Forbes, Google currently has 64.5 percent of the US search market share, while Bing, which also powers Yahoo, has 32.6 percent, so it is a considerable portion.
Bing has stated on its blog the business hour feature is now available on desktop and mobile for all of the holidays moving forward.