Bing Shopping Now Free & Forums Open Up

Aug 3, 2010 • 8:44 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Bing Search
 

Brian Smith was the first that I know of to report that Bing Shopping is now free for merchants to sign up with and list their products.

Brian Smith runs SingleFeed, a shopping search engine merchant feed service, that does what the name promises.

As I mentioned in my Search Engine Land piece, Bing Shopping was fee based and they changed the page to say it was free. There is also a PDF with more details.

As you know, Bing's Cashback program discontinued on July 31st. Bing quietly, I still don't see an announcement, is allowing merchants to submit their products to Bing Shopping for free now. The merchant submission form is over here. Again, I am not sure why they are keeping this so hush hush or if I missed an announcement from them.

They do have a forum dedicated to Bing Shopping Help. Carolyn Miller from Microsoft said in one thread:

Welcome to the Bing Shopping forum!

This forum is designed for merchants wishing to collaborate on best practices and ideas for the Bing Shopping program.

Carolyn Miller

adCenter Community Team PM

Forum discussion at Bing Shopping Help.

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Comments:

gabs

08/03/2010 02:26 pm

Will we get it in the uk... Unlikely :(

Mike

08/03/2010 04:50 pm

they notified me about it 2 weeks ago by email, saying I could be part of a 'select group of merchants' to participate in the new bing shopping, so maybe it's just in beta right now. All I had to do was continue submitting my cashback feed (which in my case is the same feed I was sending back when it was still jellyfish)

CPC_Andrew

01/25/2011 06:55 pm

gabs- contact Tom Hyde from Ciao here: https://community.microsoftadvertising.com/forums/p/67012/92106.aspx For now Ciao is powering Bing Shopping's presence in the UK.

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