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Nov242016

Search Bing in Real-time to Find Holiday Hours for Local Businesses

Amid the weekend holidays on the ocassion of Black Friday many businesses might change their operational hours with some stores may open the evening of Thanksgiving so people can start Black Friday shopping festivities early.

To this end, Bing is helping users to keep up to date to make sure you can plan accordingly for last minute or early shopping with new holiday hours feature. In collaboration with businesses and trusted parterns, Bing local is now providing accurate holiday hours in real time.

Now, when you search for local businesses, “an up-to-date changes for holiday hours in real-time will be displayed aross the search results.”

You will see upcoming holiday hours and closures highlighted a week before the big event, making it easy to schedule your plans.

The Bing holiday hours feature launching today to both Desktop and Mobile for Black Friday and all holidays moving forward.

Bing also updated its Black Friday flyer ads this year, “with the ads now appear in a carousel on desktop searches, with each ad in the carousel links back to the Black Friday landing page on their respective retailers’ websites.”

In the screenshots below, you can see bing search results that shows a map and holiday hours of Starbucks and Costco:

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Bing Search Result: Shows Costco Holiday Hours

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