Business Owners: Claim Your Free Listing on Patch!

When Patch hits the 'refresh' button in a couple of weeks, small businesses will love what we've done with their listings. Claim your listing in advance to be ready!

We're so excited about the updates we are rolling out to our Patch users in a couple of weeks. Among the most exciting: the transformation of our Directory from a simple listing of information to an interactive platform for Simbury's business owners.

It's all the same great information about each business that our users have come to rely on, but on the new Patch, each business will have its own 'group'.

(Here's a sneak peak from our sister site, Garden City Patch.)

Each business owner who has already claimed his or her listing still has it — but in the group format, Patch offers so much more. We encourage business owners who have not yet claimed the listing to do so now, in order to reap all the benefits of the new Patch right away.

What does the group mean for the business owner?

  • You can use your Facebook and Twitter networks to invite people to follow your Directory Group and keep current and future customers updated at the same time.
  • You will have a direct connection between you and your community. You can view who in the community is following your group.
  • No time or money to create/run your own blog/website? Now your listing will have terrific blog-like features (photo posting, article linking, commenting) without the hassle of having to maintain separate pages.
  • The updated business rating system is more protective of your local reputation while still allowing customers to provide genuine feedback to you and their neighbors. You have the flexibility to accept followers of your group. You can limit who is commenting on your group and you can make your biggest fans managers of your group to help you.
  • You can upload your logo as a group icon. This will appear whenever anyone in the community sees your business information in the directory, reviews which groups to follow, or sees content reposted from your group.
  • The unique Patch algorithm suggests groups to users based on their site activity, hence your actively managed Directory Group will be suggested to future customers.

Every registered user on Patch will still be able to review businesses.

Here are some examples of local business listings on Rocky Hill Patch:

RJ's Spirit Shop

Rosedale Farm & Vineyard

Sakimura Japanese Restaurant

Montana's Hardware

Hopmeadow Apothecary & Medical Equipment

John Carroll December 06, 2012 at 04:47 PM
I would like to have my business listed in the Patch Directory as follows: Handyman Services, Inc 31 Terrys Plain Rd Simsbury, CT, 06070 860 658 0348 John Carroll handserv@sbcglobal.net Serving Simsbury and the Valley since 1981 with quality repairs and renovations
Jeff Brush December 06, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Thanks, John. I've submitted a request. You should receive an email within the next few days regarding your listing.
Nikki Perry December 10, 2012 at 05:09 PM
Hi Jeff! I've tried to add Paw Meadow Dog Park several times but have been unsuccessful. Would you please add? Paw Meadow Dog Park 22 Iron Horse Boulevard Simsbury, CT 06070 info@pawmeadowdogpark.org 8605784PAW (4729) Off lease recreation in the heart of Simsbury! Thank you~Nikki Perry
Jeff Brush December 10, 2012 at 07:23 PM
Thanks, Nikki. I've submitted a request for you.
Matt Lloyd December 17, 2012 at 01:32 AM
Hi Jeff, I'd like to claim my listing. Matt Lloyd, Realtor Keller Williams Realty 524 Hopmeadow St. Simsbury, CT 06070 Cell: 860-264-5856 Email: MattLloyd@MattLloydRealtor.com Website: About.Me/MattLloydRealtor


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