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VIDEO: Five Steps to Claiming Your Business Listing on Fridley Patch

A one-minute video guide to claiming your free business listing on Fridley Patch.

When Patch launched in Fridley, a crew of scouts ventured to local businesses and other local places to collect information for our directory.

The Fridley Patch Directory 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.

Reviews
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.

Questions? Contact Fridley Patch Regional Publisher Jonathan Thielen at Jonathan.Thielen@patch.com.

If your business isn't listed in our directory, contact editor Chris Steller at chris.steller@patch.com.

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