Claiming Your Business Listing Made Easy

It only takes a few minutes to claim your business' listing here on Patch for a slew of awesome - and free - benefits!

You know about Patch Places, right?

It's the place where Mount Pleasant-Sturtevant Patch readers can find everything about local businesses: descriptions, hours, photos, accepted payment methods, and much more. People can even rate a business between one and five stars, and leave a review.

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

Owners or managers should search for their business listing and select "Claim it!" 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 should 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 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 account.

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.


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.

GearHead February 28, 2012 at 02:02 AM
Hey, this piece was more informative than your live dog and pony show (with the fresh cupcakes) I know, you just needed an excuse to get out and wanted to shmooze the peeps. ;-) All good!
Heather Asiyanbi February 28, 2012 at 04:11 PM
I can neither confirm nor deny that Denise's cupcakes were the real motivation! More seriously, is your business listed here? Let me know because if it isn't, I can help get that done for you.
Robin Kruk February 29, 2012 at 03:42 AM
The link took me to the Sussex Patch where I mistakenly tried to enter info on instead of Mount Pleasant, then got kicked off. No catagory for Marketing on Sussex page. Where is the link for Mount Pleasant? Is there a Marketing catagory there? Please help. Thanks. Robin Kruk, Marketing 4 New Media, LLC, robin@marketing4newmedia.com


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