Unlike the easiness of Google Places, Bing has made it pretty hard for us to grant ownership to others so that they too can access their Bing listing. Not only is this a hard task to complete, it is also not even an option, as told by Bing. Google Places allows page owners to make others managers in case they need to update the listing’s address, phone number, logo, etc. Considering Bing is the second most used search engine, one would think that you’d be able to do the same. Unfortunately, you cannot.
Here is the workaround to “transfer” ownership of a Bing Listing:
- Create a NEW Microsoft Account username and password
- Using this new login, add your business
- Once the business is added, you will need to re-verify the listing (typically by postcard)
- Go back to your old account and delete the original listing so that there are no remaining duplicate listings **this is a very important step!
We are not sure why Bing does not allow multiple people to access their listings the way Google does, and unfortunately, it doesn’t look like they are going to change that anytime soon. If you find yourself stuck in the situation where you need to permit access to another person, you can follow the steps above to guide you on setting up a new account with Microsoft and deleting the original listing.