What is Bing Local Business Search?
The Bing Local Business Search API is a RESTful service that enables your applications to find information about local businesses based on search queries. For example,
q=<business-name> in Redmond, Washington, or
q=Italian restaurants near me.
|Find local businesses and locations||The Bing Local Business Search API gets localized results from a query. Results include a URL for the business's website and display text, phone number, and geographical location, including: GPS coordinates, city, street address|
|Filter local results with geographic boundaries||Add coordinates as search parameters to limit results to a specific geographic area, specified by either a circular area or square bounding box.|
|Filter local business results by category||Search for local business results by category. This option uses reverse IP location or GPS coordinates of the caller to return localized results in various categories of business.|
Call the Bing Local Business Search API from any programming language that can make HTTP requests and parse JSON responses. This service is accessible using the REST API.
- Create a Cognitive Services API account with access to the Bing Search APIs. If you don't have an Azure subscription, you can create a free account.
- URL encode your search terms for the
q=""query parameter. For example,
q=nearby%20restaurant. Set pagination as well, if needed.
- Send a request to the Bing Local Business Search API
- Parse the JSON response
Currently, Local Business Search:
- Only supports only the
- Does not support Bing Autosuggest.