When Norwood Patch launched in 2010, our team ventured out to local businesses to collect information for our directory. Now, our business directory is a spot where users can find information on businesses, including the address, hours, accepted payment methods, and much more.
All users can add events taking place at local spots, can rate the business on a scale of one to five stars, and can add a review.
But owners of local businesses get to claim their listing, and keep their info up to date.
Owners or managers should search for their business listing and select "claim you 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 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 go 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.
Here you can see how many users have rated, reviewed or follow your listing. You can email your customers to seek out more reviews, and link the directory page to your Facebook or Twitter account.
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.
Post events and add job openings to our classifieds section, also known as the Marketplace.
So claim your listing today to help keep Patch users up to date with your company and keep your listing looking fresh.