Jul 25, 2014

Businesses: Claim Your Free Listings on Patch

Attention local businesses, you have a home in our "Directory". Claim your free listing, add photos, menus, promotions, reach out to customers, respond to ratings and reviews when you claim your listing!

Ridiculously Easy!

We want local businesses to join Patch because we want to make life ridiculously easy for you and your neighbors.

Simply log in, find your business under the directory tab in the blue menu bar across the top of the article and claim your free business listing by clicking "Do you own or manage this location? Claim it!" on the right side of your listing.

Three listings were claimed this month:

Why claim your listing? Well, there are several free tools at your fingertips once you join the Patch family!

Once You're In!

Once you are approved, start by clicking the "Manage Your Listing" button on the left side of your listing to access your dashboard.

The dashboard will show you several tools:

  • Your Stats
  • Edit listing
  • Manage Photos & Media
  • Reviews
  • Free Tools
  • Paid Tools 
  • Contact Sales

Your Stats:

See who rated and reviewed your business. And who's following your listing. You can e-mail your customers to seek out more reviews, and link the  "Directory" to your Facebook and 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 are accepted, if there's street parking or a lot, and more.

Manage Photos & Media:

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


You can see what people have to say about your business and respond to each review personally.

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. You can learn more about these options and how to get in touch with a sales team member.

Have your customers engaged, rate your business and talk with them right on Patch!

Questions? Contact Caldwells Patch Local Editor Teresa Akersten at teresa.akersten@patch.com or Advertising Manager Timothy Drummond at  timothy@patch.com.

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