Local Business Owners: Claim Your Free Listing

Patch Places has all of the info on local restaurants, salons, shops and more—make it yours!

Looking for somewhere to hang out, go shopping or grab a bite to eat?

Patch Places is the spot to find descriptions, hours, accepted payment methods and more for spots around town. You can even see what your neighbors think of a business before you try it or write your own review.

But local businesses get extra bonuses when they claim their free listing.

Owners or managers can sign in and search for their business. Underneath the photos, there is a box with the question: Do you own or manage this location? Claim it! Just click Claim it! and a form will pop up asking for contact information and authorization to claim it.

Within a few days, someone from Patch will contact you to verify your authenticity. You'll then be approved as the business owner and will see a "Manage Your Listing" button.

From there, you have lots of options to add photos, see your statistics and edit the listing. Here are the tools you'll see and what they mean:

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 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 you accept, parking information and more.

Manage Photos & Media:

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


You can see what people have to say about your business and respond to reviews.

Free Tools:

This is an easy way to 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. You can learn more about these options and see how to get in touch with a sales team member.

Claim your listing today to help keep Patch users up to date with your company and keep your listing looking fresh.

Interested in advertising on San Rafael Patch or want more information on managing your listing? Contact Lori Pierce at lori.pearce@patch.com or call (707) 364-5699.

kenn February 07, 2012 at 12:25 AM
Kenn Gartner, Concert Pianist and Conductor, was recently nominated to be a Steinway Artist (Fall 2011). A Juilliard graduate, he is the sole nationally certified teacher of Piano and teacher of Voice in Marin County. In addition to being--as of this writing--one of two Piano Teachers and the only one in Voice on the Juilliard's Private Teacher Directory, he is listed with Steinway Teachers. Watch San Rafael Patch for announcements of his upcoming concerts, master classes, and other appearances. On Sunday, April 22, 2012, at 3 PM, he will present and All-Chopin program at J B Piano, 405 Irwin Street, San Rafael. Tickets are available at the door: $20 adults; $10 students, seniors, special needs.


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