When Farmington-Farmington Hills Patch launched in November of 2011, editors and freelancers visited local businesses to collect information for our directory.
Now, readers use Patch Places to learn more about local businesses, from their location to their hours of operation. They can also rate the business on a scale of one to five stars or add a review.
But owners or managers have some extra privileges when they claim their listings. There's no charge, and best of all, it's easy – just watch the video posted with this article to learn the simple process.
Within a few days, someone from Patch should contact you to verify the information you've entered. 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. Options on the left side of the dashboard include:
Here you can see how many users have rated, reviewed or follow your listing. You can include a link to the listing when you e-mail your customers and link the Patch Place to your Facebook or Twitter account, to encourage more reviews.
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.
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.