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.

What's that, you ask. 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 Ledyard Patch:

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 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 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.


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 Jessie King at Jessie.King@patch or call 860-501-4797.  Thanks!

Cindy Eilenberger February 28, 2012 at 12:05 PM
So do you only recognize brick and mortar businesses? My husband and I both have a home based business. We both have a business license with the town.
Elissa Bass February 28, 2012 at 12:14 PM
Hi Cindy! Great question - we do include home-based businesses if they are fully licensed and registered. If you checked the Places directory and you don't see your business listed, you can click the button at the bottom of the category that says "Know a business or place missing from our directory?" and click the "add it" button. Then just fill out the form.
Jason Dawson February 28, 2012 at 06:37 PM
Hi Elissa, I have a home based business as well. Is there a way to have a listing without displaying the address? Thanks.
Elissa Bass February 28, 2012 at 08:56 PM
Jason, there is. Home-based businesses have the option of not showing the address on the public page. So if you are not on there, please feel out the form and submit! Thanks!
Cindy Eilenberger February 28, 2012 at 09:54 PM
Thanks Elissa! Yes, we are totally licensed and registered.Must be a lot of people trying to submit. Right it is not letting me upload my info. When I hit save it just sits there and spins.Will try tomorrow.
Elissa Bass February 28, 2012 at 09:57 PM
Oh no! Cindy, I am so sorry about that! If you have the problem tomorrow, please email me directly at elissa@patch.com and we will get it straightened out. Thanks for using Patch!
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