Have You Claimed Your Business on Foursquare?

September 17, 2013

Have You Claimed Your Business on Foursquare?

If you own a business there’s a very good chance it already has a spot on Foursquare. The last thing you want is for a customer to come across your listing and decide not to visit. By taking control of your business on Foursquare you’ll be able to customize the appearance of your business to potential customers.

Don’t wait another minute, with Foursquare you can send new customers your way today. By taking control of your Foursquare presence you’ll be able to show your customers exactly what you want them to see.

Why is my business already listed?

There are already 100 million businesses present on Foursquare, with most of them being submitted by customers in your local area. Your business shows up when people are looking for places to go, they can browse through the photos posted of your business, as well as reviews that customers have left.

Although most things said about your business will be good. There can be the occasional unflattering photo or negative review. By taking the time to manage your listing you can highlight what you want and make sure your business is shown in a positive light.

What are the steps to claim my business?

The process towards claiming your business is fairly straightforward, just follow the steps below:
1. Go to Claim Your Venue (link: foursquare.com/venue/claim)
2. Enter your business name and location.
3. Verify the business is yours.
4. Control and customize the content.

What else should I add to my listing?

Besides the usual photos and description there are a few other things you may want to include. For instance, you’ll want to add your hours of operation, a link to your website, any other social media profiles you may have, and menus or other documents if you’re a restaurant.

The more your profile is filled out the better, that way you can give people a better sense of your business before they visit. Hopefully, they’ll be enticed enough by your profile to come by your business.

What if my business isn’t listed?

If your business isn’t listed, don’t worry. That only means that a customer or another person hasn’t added your business to Foursquare yet. It’s actually a good thing, because then you can control your image on this service from the very beginning.

To do this, just follow the steps below:

1. Go to Foursquare Pages (link: foursqaure.com/pages)
2. Click on “Sign Up for Pages”
3. Follow the sign up steps.
4. This will create a personal account, which you link to a business.
5. Add all of the required information including what was mentioned above.

Now you’re on your way towards a rockin’ Foursquare profile. Soon you’ll be able to have customers arriving at your door, all because they saw your profile on Foursquare.