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Businesses: Claim Your Listing on Patch! It's Free!

Business owners are encouraged to claim listings in Patch Places to better promote their business and inform our readers.

 

 

Patch has so much great stuff to offer every single day that sometimes we take a lot of it for granted. Take Patch Places, for example.

Patch Places is an exhaustive listing of all the local businesses in town - and business owners, you can "claim" your listing. Every registered user on Patch can add events to our calendar, rate businesses on a scale of one to five stars, and write a review.

Here are some examples of local business listings in town on the Madison Patch:

Owners of local businesses get extra bonuses when they claim a listing.

Owners or managers should search for their business listing and select "claim your listing" in order to make updates to the page. A form will pop up asking for your name, contact information, and proof of ownership.

Within a few days, someone from Patch will contact you to verify your authenticity, and then you'll be approved as the business owner. Once approved, you'll have a "Manage Your Listing" button on the top of your Places page. Click the button to be taken to your dashboard.

From the dashboard, you can make changes and updates to parts of your listing. On the left side of the dashboard you have several options: Your Stats, Edit Listing, Manage Photos & Media, Reviews, Free Tools, Paid Tools, and Contact Sales.

Your Stats:

Here you can see how many users have rated, reviewed or follow your listing. You can e-mail your customers to seek out more reviews, and link the Patch Place to your Facebook or Twitter accounts.

Edit Listing:

Add photos, website information, hours of operation, contact information and more under the "basic info" tab. Some of this information cannot be changed, but you can request a new description if you think your business is inaccurately described.

Choose "extra info" to add information like the founding date of your business, what kinds of payments you accept, if there's street parking or a lot, and much more.

Manage Photos & Media:

Here you can add and edit photos and choose which image is featured. If you have video or PDFs, you would add that here, too.

Reviews:

You can see what people have to say about your business.

Free Tools:

Post events and add job openings to our classifieds section, also known as the Marketplace.

Paid Tools:

You can upgrade your listing with a video profile, add a message from the owner and become a featured business on the Places page for a fee. Learn more about these options and how to get in touch with a sales team member.

So claim your listing today to help keep Patch users up to date with your company and keep your listing looking fresh.

Have more questions about claiming your listing? Email Pem McNerney at pem.mcnerney@patch.com. Thanks!

joe February 02, 2012 at 02:52 PM
Link is sending me to clinton patch
Pem McNerney February 02, 2012 at 03:25 PM
Thanks Joe. Fixed the link.
Jennifer Lisi March 19, 2012 at 12:32 PM
Can Guilford businesses be listed as well? Jennifer
Pem McNerney March 19, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Jennifer, I will check and let you know. Thanks.
Pem McNerney March 19, 2012 at 05:01 PM
Directory listings for businesses that are out of town are paid. To find out more, you can contact diana.dziok@patch.com.

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